These seem to be a little lighter than the Fox River Stryker socks I normally wear, which is what I was looking for for the summer months. So, I went ahead and bought the same size of these that I wear in Stryker (XL) and found that they seemed a bit too small. They did stretch over my feet, but it was a bit of a hassle to get on. I wear a size 13H, so I don't know if it's just my feet are too wide for them or what.
These socks overall were very comfortable like the other Fox River ones, but didn't make enough of a difference for me to change sock types. If they fit better, I may be inclined to wear these more during the summer just because they are a little lighter.
Still a great sock, I just didn't think there would be that much of a difference in sizing because they're of the same brand. I guess just be wary if getting these and you have wide feet.
OK. I need to be honest, here. When I first got these I was sick to my stomach. I thought, I just spent $200+ for a bunch of long dress socks. I swear, I have dress socks that are thicker, though. When I put them on, they stretched to the point that they went up a shade in color, from seeing my pale skin through them. And, they went up almost to my knees. (I am 6'4", 350# with legs like tree trunks.) I was feeling pretty bad for all of these military reviewers who claimed they were a zillion times better than what Uncle Sam was providing them, and began to think about how to donate all my Wolverine socks over-seas to these poor guys.
But, I could not simply ignore all of these rave reviews. I had to be missing something. It made no sense. And, I was.
I washed and wore many pairs. I am not running through the dessert in sand, but I am running through the city with lineman's snips. These are the best socks I have ever owned. They are sturdy as hell. They have some sort of magical sock voodoo that makes them thin, yet feel thick and they do not allow my feet to slip in the boots. I'm not so sure about the padding I think I saw mentioned, but they do appear to be sewn in a reinforcing pattern where it matters. I have only been wearing them for a couple of weeks, now, but... wow. I will certainly come back for more.
I work on location TV shoots and am frequently in not ideal conditions. These socks solve the problem of keeping my feet dry and comfortable (because of their cushioning). I used to find my feet damp from sweat in the middle of the day. No longer. Very pleased with these. I know you can get more expensive ones that have added features, but these are exactly what I need at a reasonable price. Plus, I have long feet and it's a pleasure to find socks that are actually long enough. Nice work, Fox River.