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I take my socks seriously. After some pretty thourogh testing, I found these to be the best readily available socks I could find
on August 9, 2014
I used to wear the Hanes "Comfort Stretch" line of socks, which were really great socks. Unfortunately, Hanes discontinued the product, so I had to start looking for a replacement.
Now, I only wear one type of sock for every day use. This way, I don't have to worry about making a pair- I just keep a drawer full of my identical socks and grab two at a time. Because of this, I take great care into choosing the socks I wear, since it will likely be the only kind I buy for a long time.
First, I tried the other types of Hanes socks and they all were disappointing. I did not try Fruit of The Loom because I have always found their stuff to be inferior quality- from socks, to boxers, to shirts. So basically that left me with the major athletic brands, Adidas, Nike, Under Armour, new Balance, Champion. I bought all of these brands of socks and compared them. The Adidas 3-Stripe sock was the winner, although some of the more expensive Nike socks were not bad.
10 of 10. These fit great. I wear a size 12, and some of the other socks were ridiculously small. These socks hug your feet and do not sag.
8 of 10. I prefer socks that are mostly cotton because to me they feel the most comfy. These socks are a cotton synthetic blend. Some of the others were totally synthetic. I think "cushioned" might be a bit of an exaggeration. The bottom is thicker than the top but these are no where near as thick as the running or hiking socks which are what I consider to be thick and "cushioned".
7 of 10. The elastic and shape of the socks hold up well. They do not sag after washing. But, like I said, the bottom is not very thick. As far as wear and tear on the fabric (holes, etc.) I don't expect them to be any more durable than the other socks in this price range.