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Smartwool Secret Sleuth 3-Pack Reviews

197 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

81% "No arch support"

151 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/31/09
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

SmartWool is that: smart. It's warm in winter and cool in summer. Merino is the king of wool; there is nothing finer. If you care about your feet and want to feel good all day, wear SmartWool. These little slippies are perfect inside your little flats you would normally wear with nothing, but they up the comfort level immeasurably. Take a look at the inside of your shoe. Does that really look comfortable? It's not meant to be; that's why we have socks. But we sometimes don't like the look of a sock, or perhaps your shoe won't accommodate the bulk of a sock. No matter. These sockies are thin enough to fit yet still feel substantial enough that you don't feel all the lumps inside your shoes. Wash them in cold without softener for the best of the merino. Also, hang them to dry instead of throwing them in the dry. They will shrink a little bit. The package will tell you it's okay to dry, but don't do it unless the socks are actually a little bit too big for you. "Dry low" just gets too hot in the average home machine, and these socks are too precious. Hang them on your lingerie rack, over a hanger, on the towel rod, or just lay them out on top of the dryer. Don't complain about the price. Your feet are worth it. And, by the way, I'm still wearing the first pair of SmartWools I bought 15 years ago. Try that with a bargain pair.

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46 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/24/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I cannot believe how many good reviews these have! They are exactly the same as any other "not socks" that I have bought in the past. The backs slip right down your heel as soon as you start walking. I am so disappointed, I had such high hopes after reading all the reviews here. How is everyone else able to actually keep these on their feet?! I end up walking around with them all bunched up and moving towards my toes/middle of the bottom of my feet, every single time! Yes - they are soft and comfortable - if you are planning to sit all day long. The second you start to walk around though, good luck keeping them on.

Additional 177 Secret Sleuth 3-Pack Smartwool Reviews

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May 11, 2016

Sarah C

 

I'm not sure if I should contact Zappos or Smartwool directly, but I paid almost $40 for 3 pairs of socks and the first time I wore a pair I got a hole in the big toe. For the amount I paid, I would expect much better quality. Disappointed by Smartwool, which I have had such a good experience with in the past! Positives: They fit true to size, were comfortable, and kept my feet dry.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 22, 2016

Susan W

from San Diego, CA

These hold their shape and keep my feet from feeling sweaty in closed shoes. They are pricey, but are superior to cotton.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2016

Sara B

from Fairfield, OH

These wool foot socks are very nice. I took the advice of another reviewer and put them upside down on the removable insert in my shoes. That works great - comfortable, absorbent and no sock line. The wool is worth the extra cost. I machine washed on delicate and left them out to air dry.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 8, 2016

Anonymous

 

These run small and they seemed to have shrunk with wash (I lay them flat to dry). Size up is a must if you don't want pinched toes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Amarillo, TX

These are, in my opinion, the best sleuth socks. They stay put and are sturdy, but thin and low profile enough to fit in a demure shoe, but also sturdy enough to wear inside a bootie. We had our last sets for about two years before the elastics started to year, but that was with nearly daily wear between my husband and I, including using them for running.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2015

Anonymous

 

These are awesome! Feels like wearing a nice sock all day, nothing like those cheap little socklets. Really recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2015

Lynne Z

 

I usually wear a size 8 shoe and I purchased the medium socks (size 7 - 9½). I had quite a bit of room in the heel and they slipped off as I wore them. I think that I should have bought the small. I had read a few reviews which recommended this and I wish that I had done so. I should have returned them, but I gave them to my daughter who wears a size 8½. Now I am without socks, but my daughter has some. That is what we mothers do.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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November 16, 2015

W n

 

I was very skeptical but these socks are absolutely amazing! Smart wool has always been my favorite, especially in Ohio. Buy these you will see!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 28, 2015

Camille J

from Northern California

Walked 11 miles around Venice in one day and barely felt my feet. These are great socks. Stayed put, no blisters and no smelly toes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 27, 2015

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I love Smartwool products, and wish I could love these. But they almost immediately slip off your heel and bunch up painfully under your arch. Love the idea of a merino wool product and wish they added a gel strip like the Hue cotton footies so that these would stay on the heel.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 21, 2015

Anonymous

 

Pro: my god these are comfy. They also seem very durable, after two months of near daily use, and wash well (handwash). Con: I'm not so crazy about the three color choices. The grey/green color contrast isn't my style, and the natural heather (which looks pure cream in person) both stains easily and doesn't seem low cut enough to be completely hidden in my loafers (they're quite conspicuous, actually). Basic black seems to be working out the best. There is too much, let me sum up: I'd highly recommend the black, but I'd pass on the other colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 18, 2015

Michelle S

 

This is the best footie sock I have ever worn! They are comfortable and stay in place. I love smart wool socks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 6, 2015

Gina

from Oroville, CA

I appreciate the materials used these little socks. The use of wool adds a bit of wicking and eliminates stinky feet and shoes. Additionally, I am not a fan of one size fits all, because it doesn't! Smartwool is indeed smart to make sized socks. Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 7, 2015

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

I wear a 12C shoe and ordered size Large. The style itself is good: just enough coverage to go with ballet flats or a similar shoe which show a lot of upper foot. Where the product failed is in staying put. There is a clear rubbertape-type material (what is called an "inner gripper") on the inside of the heel to help the sock stay in place. But if you are walking more than a couple of blocks, the sock bunches up on the bottom and falls off the heel. Great idea, but failed in practice. These are going back.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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September 4, 2015

Sarah

from Falls Church, VA

Love these socks! They keep my feet nice and toasty, even when I am wearing flats. The one problem that I have been having is that the heel of the sock tends to slip off.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 29, 2015

April

from California

I had purchased one pair of these before and found them to be the only low foot sock that would actually stay on my heel. This 3 pack was different, same good quality without the rubberheel grip inside. They slipped off instantly. I had to sew on clear rubber elastic strips in the heel area. Glad im handy with that.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 27, 2015

Anonymous

 

These are the perfect no-show sock. They are unbelievably comfortable and stay put on my feet without shifting around.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2015

Anonymous

 

Sending back for larger size...run very small but are great quality. Hope the next size will fit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 3, 2015

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

LITERALLY the most comfortable socks I have ever owned. Skimmers always feel so weird and fall off, but these are perfect. They have a sticky area in the heel to help them stay on. They're so comfortable, I'd wear them as everyday socks. I'm so glad I got the 3-pack.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2015

Anonymous

 

Not invisible with ballet flats! These felt large too me and I got the size small. I wear a size 7 shoe for reference. The quality is good, as is to be expected with smartwool, but I can't hide these under ANY of my flats, rendering them somewhat useless. I can wear them under my converse...

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 8, 2015

Helen B

from Aiken SC

The only footies you will ever need. Theses are perfect year-round. They stay put without slipping at all. In summer the wicking nature of the wool helps to keep my feet cool and dry. Perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 29, 2015

Anonymous

 

I'm so sad- I thought I had found the perfect LA sock- no show, no sweat, no slipping off of my heel. I wore them for an 8 hour shift at my busy restaurant today followed by a 1.5 mile walk, thinking the whole time about how wonderful these socks were. When I took my shoes off, the socks already had holes in the toes! I contacted Smartwool's warranty team since they're supposed to have great customer service, but I'm bummed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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June 26, 2015

Chipping G

from Brooklyn, NY

Perfect socks to wear with flats! They do not show and they do not slip down inside the shoe. So much more comfortable than wearing flats without socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2015

Michele

from NC

These are great lightweight socks that stay in place. I have been buying Smartwool socks for several years now and I am sold. I was first drawn to them because they came in sizes. I am finally wearing quality socks that fit my feet. Thank you, Smartwool!

Brands I'd also recommend: These are the only socks I buy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2015

Jennifer C

from Marietta, NY

These socks stayed on my heel without any slipping when walking all day while on vacation. I bought a size larger than my usual size because I thought that would help keep the socks on my heel and it worked.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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