I just bought these smartwool socks today, and already I am in love with them. They are so comfortable and WARM. I love the padding on the bottom of the sock. I am now wearing them as bedroom slippers, so they are serving a double purpose.
I've worn these socks for a couple years now and keep coming back for more. They're warm, soft, and durable. All the Women's PhD socks I've had have outlasted any other brands of wool socks I've tried. I've hiked sections of the AT and tromped around for search and rescue in all sorts of weather but these socks just don't seem to wear out besides a slight decrease in softness from many, many washings. Nonetheless, I still style these around the house, just to make my roommates and the cat jealous of how warm and cozy my feet feel. This year's Aegean blue color is particularly stunning (if you're also the kind of gal who parades proudly around the house in socks).