Customer Reviews: Thorlo Men's Tennis Micro-Mini Crew Sock
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on April 20, 2009
First of all, these socks are perfect for tennis! I will never go back to cheaper socks now that I have the size I need. Secondly, the sizing is all wrong. The 'Product Details' section shows this:
"Size 11 fits shoe 5.5-8.5; size 13 fits 9-12.5; size 15 fits 13-15"
I usually wear a size 11 tennis shoe, so naturally I bought their size 13. It was WAY too big. So I tried the size 11 which fit perfectly. My advice is to ignore their sizing chart and just buy the size that corresponds to your shoe size. If you're a size 12, their size 13 would probably be good. But if you're smaller than that (10 - 11 1/2), I would go with their size 11. One final thing: Wash the socks before the first use. They seemed to be coated with a chemical of some kind which made them slippery until after I had washed them.
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on December 9, 2012
I'm a nationally ranked senior tennis player living in Florida, and Thorlo tennis socks, either the regular crew or the mini crew, are the ONLY socks that I ever buy. The extra padding in these socks is worth every penny if you're playing a demanding sport such as tennis. Buy multiple pairs and rotate them for extended wear. Even if you don't do this, these socks last longer than any I've ever owned. I wear the longer sock on cooler days and the shorter sock when my legs are fully exposed, thus allowing for a more natural tan. Because I live in a warm, sunny climate, I wear the mini more frequently, but I buy both styles. I live in Maine in the summer and use the longer version more frequently there. These socks are also great for just walking around the house because of the comfortable padding.
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on April 25, 2012
I have a few pairs of women's Thorlo, cushioned, no show tennis socks which I bought at least 10 years ago. They are in great shape, not worn at all, and I wash them in hot water and bleach. Made in USA. Thought I would buy a few more pairs because other brands I own don't compare to my old Thorlos. I discovered in my local store that these socks are called "unisex" and the sizing has changed. The smallest the store had was a "unisex" pair in "medium" for womens' shoe size 6 1/2 to 10. That is one heck of a size spread. The socks looked much larger than those I bought years ago. They also looked a touch thinner or perhaps not as dense a material. Since I am a size 6 1/2 shoe, I decided not to buy these. Instead, I tried on a friend's pair of this new size( she wears a size 8 1/2 shoe)and sure enough they were much too big and bunched in my tennis shoes. My old pairs fit like a glove from the beginning. I then went to Amazon in the hopes of finding a size small (4 to 6 shoe???) but apparently, now that the socks are unisex, medium is the smallest available. What a crock to advertise these socks as fitting a size 6 1/2 women's foot. If you are a woman with larger feet, go for it. Otherwise, you will be disappointed.
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