Soft and gentle.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by The Top Hat on the Trail from Colorado on Saturday, May 2, 2015
These socks are super comfy and great for day-hikes and easy days. The pair I purchased did not hold up to the abuse of being on the trail for multiple days in a row. I could see using them as around town/home socks if I found them at the right price, but I am not likely to take them on the trail again.