Easily the best no show socks on the planet..... every time I put them on, it's like heaven. I have cheaper alternatives that have the same bit of extra padding at the back (Asics); but I only purchased those because they are cheaper and you can buy in bulk. Those are good; these are GREAT. Not really on the same page. These Balega also stand up much better in the wash. If they sold a 20 pack for around $6 per pair instead of $10... I'd buy it. Yes, I'd spend that much on socks just so I could wear these every time I wear running shoes, Chucks, PF Fylers, Nikes, etc.