I have lots of Smartwool, Icebreaker, Bridgedale, Teko, Darn Tough and a few other brands of socks. They are all great but there is something about these socks that makes me pick them over any of my others. They are the perfect weight, perfect fit and are super durable. The sizing chart is spot on. They are my go to running and hiking sock. I am looking forward to buying some Point6 ski socks this season.