Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
These socks are build like a glorified pair of nylon stockings. No padding, just enough structure and stretch out of for pretty quickly. I bought the L/XL and they are too tight around the calf while remaining a decent fit everywhere else. They are a 7 inch crew but wear shorter than that when they stretch out. The "bling" on the back is interesting, but for the money..the rest of the sock is not. I'd stick to a higher performance sock (Swiftwick) next time. Was looking to try something else, save a couple bucks. Also, I ordered one color and they ran out apparently. I had to choose a backup color instead. Maybe that adds to my disappointment.