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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Not a true crew sock
on January 30, 2010
I purchased these along with a set of Champion crew socks. I ended up returning the Champions and keeping the Gold Toes. I found that the material used in the Champion socks was a little thinner and not as cushioned as the Gold Toe socks. The insides of the socks also felt somewhat rough, and I was concerned that they might get rougher with repeated washings. The Gold Toe socks seemed to be better reinforced in the toe area. But one thing I liked about the Champion socks over the Gold Toe socks was that they came up about an inch higher over my calf. So one star off for length. It was a hard decision about which ones to keep, but I've been really happy with the Gold Toes and they've held up very well.
As I've washed these socks, they seem to get shorter and shorter (and I don't wash them on hot water or dry them on high). The length was short enough to begin with, but repeated washings have made them even shorter. I am now disappointed in these socks. If you are looking for a true crew sock in terms of length, I would skip these Gold Toe socks.