If you're looking for really thick wool winter socks, these aren't it. The thickness is in between cotton socks and the thick wool socks. So maybe not the best for being outside for long periods of time but good enough for being out and about. Since they aren't all wool, there is some stretch to it which is nice. They are soft and not scratchy or itchy. I've been wearing them all day with boots and they're very comfortable. I would recommend these socks.