These socks are great. It keeps your feet dry, warm and the material feels great. The socks are on the ticker side, so great for winter. In terms of merino socks this is one of the best I have tried, I have tried other merino socks that either torn after a few uses or had too much synthetic material. I think they have stricken a good balance here in terms of material. On the negative side, I would like to see less or smaller branding. The socks would definitely look better that way.