. Good for walking or short day hiking
in mid or full height boots
. Good padding in pretty much the right places, a little bulkier than I expected for a "light hiker" but not enough to interfere with boot fit/comfort. I prefer completely loose upper portion of socks
. The upper elasticity is a little too tight for my tastes but looser than most. The upside of that is that they don't droop or move around once positioned on legs. The interesting part is the Coolmax. In moderate temperatures my feet are rather warm in these socks
, although any perspiration seems to be completely whisked away. I was concerned that this would translate to burning hot feet on warmer days, but oddly it doesn't seem to. On warmer days my feet still feel warm but not burning hot. And still no/little sweat accumulation or dampening of the socks
. Haven't worn them in cold conditions but I'm guessing they'd feel pretty comfortable down to a pretty cool outside temp before you'd need hardcore winter socks
. Summary: Good looking, comfortable hiker. Would prefer looser top but remainder of fit/comfort are great.