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Change in design and quality for the worse
on February 22, 2012
Hanes seems to have redesigned the Classics socks to save costs because the quality has declined.
Firstly, the ankle/calf portion of the crew socks do not have the "ribs" as shown in the picture, which allow the socks to stay firmly and comfortably in place. Now they're rather thin like the cheaper, non-Classics socks.
Secondly, the foot portion of the sock used to be thick and soft, but these new Classics are noticeably thinner, again like the cheaper non-Classics socks.
I went to the local Kohl's to check out the Hanes Classics that they carried and they were also of this lower quality type... And for the same price.
So for all intents and purposes, the Classics socks seem to be a minimal improvement over the cheaper non-Classics socks.
The old Classics socks, I'd give five stars, these new ones? Only two.