These socks were thinner than I expected, but they stay up well. I’ve used them for hiking, with liners, and they have lasted and been just what I needed without being pricey.
This spring I went hunting for socks that would work for hiking for me. Over the years I’ve learned that the thick, padded socks aren’t right for my feet. It’s more important that I keep my feet cool. I do wear some specialty liners from a sports store, but need a second layer over these.
The Faded Glory socks I bought last year for the outer layer were terrible. These Meijer store brand Falls Creek socks were better. Of course, these socks are just meant for everyday use, and they are fine for that.
These come in a six-pack, and are 67% polyester, 28% cotton, and 5% spandex. This means that they are quite stretchy, and that they aren’t soft and cuddly socks. The texture is not scratchy, but the fact that they are thin means that they don’t offer a lot of cushioning. The toe seam isn’t lumpy, which is great. They are crew sock length, and could be cuffed down once, but they stay up really well, and won’t bunch around the ankle.
The picture shows a pair after a summer of hiking use. You can tell that they have held their shape well, despite what can probably be described as “sock abuse!”
Anyone who has read my other sock reviews knows that I need to find socks which are either very small women’s size or large girls’ size. These are perfect for me. The feet are narrow so they don’t bunch up and create folds. They are stretchy enough that I think they would be fine for wider feet as well.
You aren’t supposed to use chlorine bleach on these. If I were still doing laundry for a family, this would eliminate them from my purchasing plans. For hiking, I don’t really care if they are stained.