Ever since receiving a pair of these as a gift, they have become my (and my husbands!) go-to socks. I have a standing desk at work, so foot comfort is a must. These socks are super plush on the bottom without feeling overly hot, and the tabbed heel is also fairly padded and high enough to provide blister protection. For extra comfort, I combine these socks with an anti-fatigue mat (for at work), or a pair of extra padded shoes, such as Saucony Triumph (for walking outside). They are holding up well to washing, they feel soft and comfy every time. My only gripe is that the heel seems to gather dryer pills/lint. It's not impacting the comfort of the sock though, so I'll let it slide.