I own 10 pairs of these and they're a big step up from the generic white cotton socks I had been wearing for day to day use. I wear and 8.5 shoe so I appreciate that the medium size goes up to 8.5, leaving no extra material at the end of my toes or bunching around my heels. Also, because of this, I feel perfectly fine using them for hiking. On those cold days when I've failed to do laundry and have to wear some other socks, my feet get cold and I wish I had a pair of street hikers to wear.
Not that I'm proud, but sometimes I start hiking around outside and I forget to mix in a shower. Stop with the gross look, I've run into some of you on the trail and I know you didn't just stop out of the shower. Anyway, these socks keep my feet dry, warm, and stink free for days.