Posted by Darrell Johnson on 15th Aug 2013
I have worn these socks for years going back to the previous model 513H's. I wear plastic molded leg braces (AFO for you ortho guys) from a spinal injury and wear this sock on the inside and then a dress Gold Toe on the outside in Wolverine dura shock 6" boots so my feet get hot and sweaty. This wonderful mostly cotton sock helps keep my feet cool all day. I work as an engineer in the wireless industry so I always need the protection of sturdy and heavy boot and that adds to the hot sweaty foot problem most of the year and especially in the South in the summer. I am always around tower sites in all kinds of weather and these socks are great. They last for years and I usually buy a dozen pairs at a time. Sometimes I change socks twice a day especially in the summer and these are always my inner sock. Hard to find in white in retail stores so I most always buy from the web or the outlet store in Newton when I visit my brother near there. Keep up the quality Gold Toe and you will have a customer for life. Plus: If you can bring back as much manufacturing to North Carolina as you can. The hosiery industry there is really suffering and you can help out. Like most Americans I would pay more for a quality Made in the USA sock!
Posted by russell riffin on 14th Dec 2012
i have tried dozens of brands and styles of socks and nothing at twice or more price compares to this sock. i bought 24 pairs over 5 years ago and the once black socks have faded to dark navy blue but have not lost their elasticity at all. i wear them daily. they are listed as an athletic sock but they work for everything i do. i own but don't use dress or support socks anymore. synthetic socks make my feet sweat. the cotton is far more comfortable and absorbent and for casual dress up these are fine. they make a great work sock or boot sock. i am often on my feet all day and considering they are 80% cotton the support is amazing. they are not just elastic around the top but fit nice and snug all the way up the calf.
i feel there is at least another couple of years left in the first 24 pairs but i just ordered 24 more. i didn't want to take the chance they might not be available when i wanted more. i figure it cost me around a dollar a month to wear socks that wear like iron and have the best elastic qualities i have ever seen in a high cotton content sock.
2 things i noticed are the foot part runs large but for my 10eee feet they are fine, they would not be tight on a bigger foot but if you are an 7-8 i would try a 3 pack first before you buy them like i do. also the first washing before wearing the first time, turn them inside out and be ready to clean out the lint filter on the washing machine. i would wash them twice inside out before wearing them since the inside seems to be a bit fuzzier for some reason--probably for comfort. we line dry our cloths and maybe that, as opposed to a hot dryer contributes to long elastic life. but with the same drying, other high cotton content sock never even came close to half the life these have and they still are hanging in there strong. i cant say enough good about these. please keep making them the same gold toe. don't change this product at all. it is as good as it gets just like it is.