I love these socks- and just smartwool socks in general. The cusioning is super cozy and nice on your feet. I even like wearing these when I'm walking around the house. They feel great on your feet. I have heard a lot of people say that they wear out easily, which is somewhat true, but in my experience they last for a good deal of hikes and runs. I had a pair (until I lost one to the black hole of the laundry basket)that I used for a year. Overall, I think Smartwool socks are great, especially when you get them at the deals that Backcountry has so often.