I bought these socks to compare to my Darn Tough and Wigwams. Positives:- They are well constructed, warm, and comfortable. - At full price, cheaper than others. Negatives:- I've worn them a few times and they are starting to get a lot of pilling. - These start to get a little funky when worn during the day more than 1 day in a row. - They don't hold your calves as tight as others. I'd compare these in feel and appearance to green military socks. For the money, I'd pass on these if you can get the other brands on sale for the same or cheaper.