In my book, these qualify as "expensive socks." However, I have now ordered several pair after my first pair. The warmth level is fantastic (thicker than trail running socks but thinner than full ski socks). The sweat factor is zero; I can literally wear these all day, being active, and not feel the need to wash them afterwards (I usually do, but def feel I could not). Last but not at all least, is the elastic in the right places. After much use and many washes, they grab in all the right places to stay where they should. I have purchased several pair of the women's for my wife and she loves them, as well. Highly recommend.
Really love these socks. Have several pair and use them for work and also for any of my outdoor excursions. They are super comfortable and keep your feet really warm and dry. Also they still smell and feel fresh after wearing them for multiple days. I will def buy more of them.
Cannot believe something as simple as socks could make such a difference. I purchaced these socks for a trip to the upper puninsula in michigan during mid winter. They worked great for that and now I find myself wearing them to work.