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These socks are predominantly grey, not the greenish hue all over as they seem to appear on the website photo, so I’m a bit disappointed.Grey socks remind of school gym classes in the dim and distant past ! Hence my lower rating.
Comfort and quality great as usual from Darned Toughs. I think the Amazon photo needs changing to truly reflect the true colour ... i.e. in my opinion, drab. I’ll definitely pay attention to the colour the next time I buy Darned Toughs.and I’ll go for brighter colours.
I gave the socks two stars, one star because they are warm and one star because they dry fast. But I think the texture of the socks is too rough and rubbed my skin raw. After one four-hour hike, I had a blister forming on my left foot. And on the second day with an eight-hour hike, the first blister tripled in size (growing around a blister plaster) and I got a blister on the other foot. The blisters stuck to the socks, so at camp I soaked my feet with my socks on, hoping I could then remove my socks. And even then, the blisters still stuck to the socks and both blisters tore off when I removed the socks. They was VERY painful. I had to take a day off from my four-day hike to let my skin heal enough to put my boots back on. Thankfully, I brought one pair of my favorite hiking socks, which saved my hiking trip. I wished I had not considered the positive reviews of these socks and had not worn Darn Tough socks! They may be tough and durable. But they are NOT socks you want to do any real hiking in! Sleep in them, but do not hike in them!
I'm disappointed with these socks considering the price paid for them. I expected the same quality as other leading brands in a similar price range but they aren't as good. The material does feel nice and tough. However these hiking socks don't have the same arch support and snug feeling that I get from other brands. There is no shaping to them so because of this I found that by the end of the day they had fallen down and moved around in my boots. I'll definitely be sticking to my other trusted name brands in the future like smartwool and icebreaker. They hug my feet, offer extra support and stay in place.
I bought these socks with very high expectations. Obviously I just paid over 25 dollars for a pair of socks. I am size 11.5 with a high arch. The socks felt short for crew socks when I put them on. The socks also cut of the circulation to my feet due to how the wrinkle between my arch and ankle. I will be checking out that warranty they come with and see if the company will do anything about it. Disappointed. Glad I only got one pair.
I usually LOVE my DT socks,however, for some reason this pair shrunk a WHOLE LOT. They are way too tight now across the top of my left foot. I need to contact the company. I have never had this happen invthe past. I own a lotbofctheir sockd too
Although these are supposed to be women-specific socks I found the toe box far too large for my B width foot. The rest of the fit (length, heel etc) appeared to be true to size. I bought these to wear on long hikes so obviously proper fit is the most important criteria and as these bunched up in my boots just walking around the living room clearly these socks will not work for me. In addition, I found the seam across the toe box to be immediately irritating to my foot and overall the socks were just not that soft and comfortable. I've had a hard time finding a suitable replacement for the merino hiking socks I've used successfully for years (now discontinued) so I really wanted to like these but after trying them on I can't understand all the rave reviews.
Note: Since returning these I've discovered Lorpen. Their women's merino hiking socks fit me perfectly and being 75% merino (for the mid-weight version) are the softest and most comfortable hiking socks I've found after trying several different brands. If you've been struggling to find wool socks for serious hiking you might want to give them a try.
They seem like they would be really good socks, but the product states that these are a men’s sock so I ordered accordingly. However, when they came in they were women’s socks....which makes them too small. A little disappointed since I bought them for a specific hiking trip and new ones won’t be delivered in time
I am pretty disappointed with these. All the reviews said how comfortable they are and I liked the slate color so I paid $20 for them, which is much higher than I usually pay for one pair of socks.
On the ankle, you can probably tell from the picture that there are vertical elastic bands. I find it uncomfortable since these constantly rub against my skin. The merino wool is much less soft than other merino wool items I've owned.
I kept 2 stars because these socks are pretty warm, but I probably won't get much use out of these due to how uncomfortable they are.