I don't want to go to overboard here....afterall, these are just socks. However, they are incredibly nice socks. They are well padded... usually after a day of skiing, my feet are relatively sore and tired. Not today. I took them out on an all day expedition, and they were perfect. Amazingly, my feet felt better supported, and it eliminated most of the soreness. They are thicker than I expected, and provide excellent arch support. Also, as advertised, these socks don't fall down and are effective at controlling odors.
love the socks but the medium weight adds bulk to my boots and makes things a litle tight. I also have bigger calf and as the socks fits well it cuts into my calf right at the top were the cuff is. otherwise i love smartwools