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.