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Smartwool Secret Sleuth 3-Pack Reviews

159 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

28%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

85% "No arch support"

117 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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42 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 139 Secret Sleuth 3-Pack Smartwool Reviews

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March 14, 2015

Eileen

 

Once you try these, you will never go back to cotton and never to nylon! I love these peds! I wear mine all the time and they are wonderful. I'm rarely cold, so I was hesitant to try them, but I love wool socks so I thought I'd try them -- and I'm so glad I did! I wear mine all the time with my Sanitas because those shoes (as much as I love them) get hot! The smartwool absorbs all sweat and my feet and shoes don't smell when I wear them. Plus, I notice when my feet are just more comfortable with these peds. I have had no problems washing them and tossing them in the dryer. I highly recommend them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 16, 2015

Anonymous

 

The small size had a small rubber grip on the back that kept the sock from slipping off my ankle. Unfortunately size medium lacked this and the sock immediately slid off my foot.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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January 14, 2015

Smartwool F

from NY, NY

Not a fan of these socks. Maybe the flats I wear are unusually low-profile, but they definitely showed in the 3 pairs I tried at home. I chose to return them. For size guidance, I wear a 9.5 Medium and a size Medium was the right fit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 7, 2015

Carol K

from Arizona

These are too skimpy. They did not stay on my feet. SmartWool has a similar style that covers a bit more and has an application inside the heel that holds it in place. This style does not have that.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 11, 2014

Colleen C

 

These are really low profile socks! I bought them to wear with Tom's & they are invisible. They are also so low that they could be worn with some flats. They stay on well and do not slip or slide, even if I put on an Ugg boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 25, 2014

Sheba

from Hotlanta!

Frustrating! They won't stay on. Love the idea, the invisible profile, comfort-wise they are nice & soft & I love them but cannot take 10 steps before the backs go diving down the bottom of my foots. And, yes, I ordered in the range I should have. Arrgh.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

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November 24, 2014

Anonymous

 

CON: the back slips PROS: Everything else. I have tried all types of socks and these were one of the better ones. I like these socks because of the materials used - all the other socks use more nylon material (these do too but much less). I don't like this because I think it's bad for smelly/sweaty feet. If you are wearing these socks for boat shoes, you'll be fine. For flats, it depends on the design of the flats. If you have flats that show toe cleavage then I wouldn't recommend these. Otherwise, these socks are pretty comfortable (aside from the occasional back slip).

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 9, 2014

Anne H

from La Mesa, Calfornia

The sock definitely fits my size 11 shoe size. However, the sock rides up and shoes above the sides of the shoe, defeating why I'm wearing them in the first place.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Minneapols, MN

These are great. The size is perfect for slip on shoe or short boot. Smartwool keeps foot warm. The no slip fabric on heel keeps the sock in place.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 1, 2014

A. M

from Tulsa, Ok

I really like these. They do not slip off the heel. The inside of the back has a little rubber strip the holds the heel in place. I have worn these with boots and walked all day with no problems at all. Also the wool is not the least bit itchy, and I am very sensitive to wool. These quick drying lightweight socks are ideal. The only issue I have with them is the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 23, 2014

A. M

from Tulsa, Ok

Expensive little socks, but comfortable and stay on your feet. I have had trouble before with this kind of sock staying up over your heel. Surprisingly they aren't itchy, as wool usually bothers me. They are very absorbent too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 6, 2014

Anonymous

from Berkeley, CA

They stay in place and truly do not show under shoes. They did shrink when washed and now pinch a little. I may try a size up next time to see if that helps. They're not quite as absorbent as I was hoping.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 24, 2014

John L

from Montana

I am very disappointed in the Smartwool product. I want such socks for an upcoming trip, BUT these things squeeze my toes together, making them completely unacceptable.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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September 21, 2014

Mama12

from texas

Not sized for a woman's size 12 shoe. I had to purchase men's no-show socks. Nice quality though. Wished they would have worked for me.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

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August 1, 2014

Kate

from VA

I wear a size 7.5 in shoes. Based on other reviews saying they were prone to slipping, I ordered the small in these socks. I find them to be too tight (they pinch my toes together), and I think the medium would definitely have been a better fit. They do tend to show a little above my shoes, but as my feet are hidden under a desk all day, I don't much care. They do a good job of protecting my feet from my shoes, but I think if you're looking for a really low-cut no-show sock, the Hue ones would do better. These smartwool socks will definitely last a long time and probably be less prone to holes on the balls and heels than cheaper socks.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

I love Smartwool socks and these are great for a pair of black Mary Jane Merrells that I have for work. They fit great, they do not make my feet smell and they are comfortable. For the most part, they stay on my feet in the shoes, but one of them usually ends up sliding down my heel (mostly as a result of my shoes, not the socks).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2014

Anonymous

from washington dc

Good cooling socks for flats. I had a black pair and needed something more neutral. These work well, but I do find they slip off my heel often and need to be readjusted.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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June 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Tennessee

First, I love smartwool socks. These are good and not so good. I bought these to wear with my Converse Chuck Taylors. They do not stay on my feet with them. However, they are perfectly fine with my athletic shoes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

I've purchased so many socks from multiple stores (Gap, H&M, Vans, etc) and they always either shrink when I wash them making it so that they slip off as I'm walking, or do the same anyways the first time I wear them. These socks are the answer to that problem! They are amazing and you can't see them it your wearing certain flats (like Toms). Worth the money!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2014

Gemma F

from Montreal

These are awesome. Forget the cheap ones you buy in the store. These are super comfortable, light and feel great. And no sweaty feet. Definitely recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 13, 2014

Kelly G

from Pottstown PA

These are very comfortable, did not make my feet feel hot at all. They are also the first socks I have been able to find that are truly invisible with ballerina flats! My only complaint is that they did slip off the back of my foot until I put a piece of double-stick tape there and then it stayed in place. could just be that my feet are tiny and these may be just a tad too big - but the double-stick tape worked wonders!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Nashville

Feel great on and make shoes more comfortable, but all my shoes "eat" them off my heels and they end up under my foot. Doesn't matter if they are right out of the package or washed; type or fit of shoe doesn't matter. I haven't even opened the third pair. Very disappointed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

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May 17, 2014

Kat B

from San Francisco

They don't stay on my feet at all - the heel slips off almost immediately. Very disappointing.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 15, 2014

Bonnie

from scarborough, me

These appeared to be the perfect sock to wear with flats and mary janes but they don't work for me. They slide off of my heel and bunch up under my arch as soon as I start walking. Unfortunately the only option was to buy a 3 pack so it was an expensive trial. :-(

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

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May 15, 2014

Julie

from Chicago, IL

I love these little sock liners. Smartwool is a great brand, and everything I've ever gotten from them has been high quality and will last a long time. If you wear shoes with inserts, you can wrap these around the inserts to get the comfort/protection of a sock without the "claustrophobic" feeling.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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