Stylish yet comfortable. Hold up to repeated washes. Comfortable, with a deeply cushioned footbed, and fairly soft for a synthetic sock. The fit is on point for almost every wearer, and socks stay in place during exercise. Charitable company.
Much pricier than other brands.
Excellent fit thanks to a cotton/poly blend with a bit of Spandex so these socks stay in place. Great for short runs or workouts. Comfortable to wear, with a bit of compression through the ankle and cuff.
Not much cushioning, which some may find uncomfortable.
Lightweight cotton blend keeps feet dry and comfortable in warm weather. Reinforced heel helps extend sock life. Toe seam is flat, helping to prevent blisters from friction. Simple design goes with most outfits.
Many users find the socks to be too thin and not well-cushioned.
All-synthetic material provides a secure fit, moisture wicking, and lightweight warmth. Reinforced heels don’t wear out even after heavy use. Comfortable to wear for sports and everyday activities.
Cannot be washed in hot water, and some think the cuffs are too low.
Soft and comfortable, but not bulky, allowing for wear with boots. Deep heel cup and arch help sock conform nicely to the foot. No bunching at the toes. Seams are flat to reduce friction at hot spots. Elastic cuffs hold well on lower leg.
All synthetic blend, with no cotton.
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Crew socks, which reach above the ankle and just below the calf muscle, have been popular apparel since at least the 1940s. The most likely origin of the name is either due to their popularity among collegiate rowers (crews) or because they were issued clothing items for sailors and other military units. Either way, this workhorse of the sock world is the top choice for many athletes, walkers and even office workers. Originally all-cotton, crew socks more often use a blend of cotton, nylon and spandex for better fit. Look for crew socks that fit comfortably around the toes and heel without bunching up or shifting too easily. Seams around the toes should be flat so they don’t rub against the skin. Some cushioning should be built into the bottom of the sock, as well. Pay attention to sizing charts: For example, a standard women’s sock size of 9-11 fits a shoe size of 5-9.