I took these socks out of the package and put them on. Sheer bliss! These socks are so comfortable, they feel wonderful. I am an avid sportsperson and love the rivers. I have special shoes to be able to handle walking on rocks, sand, gravel, and for portaging when kayaking. It is important to have good socks to go in my shoes and these socks are perfect. I won't hesitate to buy more.