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4.0 out of 5 starsVery Comfortable and Cool Design. But Not Worth $15.
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2018
These socks feel like butter! Cool design and are very comfortable to run in. Not sure how the antimicrobial feature comes into play yet. Technically they aren't "no show" since the heel blister guard sticks out of the back. For the most part I really like them. 4 stars because they definitely are not worth $15, maybe $10. Maybe.
Edited to add that these socks sprung holes in them after only about 4 months of light usage.... These socks are very comfortable and fit very well but the antimicrobial properties seem to be nonexistent as odor was no less than any other regular sock I have had. This was the main property I was looking forward to so a big disappointment.
I'm so disappointed in these socks. I can't believe how the insides look, there are long, loose threads everywhere and a ton came out in the wash. I hate, hate, hate having loose threads inside socks which these have in abundance. There are much, much, much better socks for the price if you're looking for running/exercise specific socks. There are actually much better socks that are significantly cheaper than these. I can't speak to the odor control, as I couldn't stand to wear them for any length of time. Also, they immediately fall down inside of your shoes and you have to pull the tab up constantly. Into the trash they go, a total waste of money. Will stick with my normal Feetures and Smartwool socks from now on.
If you aren't using running socks yet, you must buy these! I was introduced to these many years ago at a local running shoe store and will never go back to wearing other socks. These are comfortable, give extra padding and arch support and wick sweat off your feet, keeping them clean and dry. My feet are never smelly and I never get blisters or corns. They change the running experience completely! Buy these socks!
I have several pairs of Balega socks. I actually bought these for my wife, but I personally have experience with them. They are my favorite socks. I have thrown out all my other poorly fitting athletic socks and buy these and the hidden comfort ones and that is it when it comes to running, cycling, etc. Buy these socks. They may look expensive, but they last a long time and they are high quality.
These are the best, most comfortable socks ever. I love how they cradle and lightly grip my arch and the cushioning is just enough that it adds comfort without making them too bulky. They also do a great job wicking moisture and they stay in place wonderfully. i can't stand when socks slide down on my heel. Although the price is on the high side, I find these socks last longer, and hold up much better, than cheaper brands that I have tried. I would rather spend a little more and have the socks be durable and comfortable.
I purchased these socks on a recommendation because I run. I liked them so much that I bought two more pair for my wife who doesn't run. We love them. They hold up well to repeated washing and are definitely the best quality sock you can buy. As someone who is of average income, I understand the pull to buy an entire bag of 'athletic' socks to save money, but try and resist. These are worth the extra cost. You will actually save money in the long run. Heh...'long-run'. That was unintentional.
These are more pricy by definitely worth it for runners. They are super breathable and light weight but are somehow also supportive and fit like a glove. I normally wear a size 10 shoe, my running shoes are a 9.5 so they are a little more snug, but I got a Medium and it's the perfect fit. I have bought a few other pairs just to run in.
I purchased these socks for my boyfriend for a birthday gift as he is a big runner. One evening I was over his house and I needed a pair of socks so I went into his sock drawer, pulled them out, and slipped them on my feet. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I would never have spent this kind of money for socks (for me) but because I loved them so much, went on line and bought 2 pairs for myself. They are amazing. I wear them to the gym to workout, and when I'm wearing running shoes to run errands. These are a game changer!!!!
Love these socks! Feet are dry and odor free even when hiking and camping. They are soft on my feet and thick enough to be soft and comfortable! However, I won’t be using these in any shoe that is well fitted. Their thickness takes up room. Definitely a hiking and/or fitness shoe sock. Have bought more since my original purchase and will buy again.
I adore these socks! I bought my first pair almost four years ago. Guess what? I still wear that pair! I got two more this year and will eventually replace all cheap socks with these, which in the long run, are more economical. They are super comfortable and my feet are happy!
This is now my favorite brand of socks. They are so well constructed. I have worn these in my oldest hiking shoes and they did not stink at all afterward. However, I let my daughter borrow them and they didn’t get as stinky as her regular socks, but they were definitely not stink free. I think it really depends on the person and the environment.