Bought these for my man. He wears out socks! Uses them for workouts and for ten-hour days in the office. Only had these for a few washes so far, but I would recommend them. The only thing is they seem to fuzz more than some, but so far that has not affected the functionality.
We bought the XL for size 14 feet, and they fit perfectly. I have noted that some Smartwool tend to run small, which was why I turned to different brands this year, although I would still buy SW for myself (I wear medium for ladies size 9 feet).
100% recommend any merino wool blend over cotton, and this brand has my stamp of approval.
I have pretty warm feet, and traditionally wear thin Coolmax (defeet) socks. Being a cyclist, I have a few defeet socks. They are not real comfortable if you wear them all day. X-hale has thin pads for comfort, and mesh everywhere else.
X-hale not only has a radical look (without crazy artwork) but truly is much more comfortable than my defeets. I was dubious about all the hype 360 degree venting (under and over foot, and UNDER toes). The reality is they really kept my feet cooler than any sock I've worn.
I love these socks! I've had a pair for what seems like forever. Great for just about anything involving lots of activity. I unfortunately just got a hole under the heel (after lots of use) so am going to have to get another pair. RIP old X-Hale sock. Would definitely recommend to a friend or anyone looking for a great athletic sock. Go get em'!
I work in the TV & Movie industry and I'm always looking for socks I can wear in the summer that give me lots of support and cushion for my feet since I'm standing or walking most of the day.
These socks are great for this. I'm not running with them, but working long hours on my feet and these socks help.
I ran the HURT 100 miler. Conditions were terrible...rain, mud, roots, rocks, and several stream crossings. After 35 hours of my feet in theses socks, I finished the run 100 miler with no blisters. Amazingly, my feet looked exactly the same as when I started the run. I would recommend these socks to anyone.
Having used a couple of generations of Bridgedale multi-sport socks, I still think they are the most comfortable socks you can get. Whether walking kids to school, or 23 hours into an adventure race, the Bridgedale's are brilliant. They are so comfortable in any conditions that I forget they are even there.
I have always liked Bridgedale socks. Excellent quality and fit, etc. I tried the X-Hale and found it not to be as comfortable as the Ultra Trail and Impact socks. Still good quality and fit, but not my favorite. Bridgedale is still the best.
Great ability to b dry when you run (road and trail) or on the bike...but not that good cushion. grip & stay on the foot very well. and sort to live on hard MTB
These socks are really comfortable and keep you feet cool.
They have padding exactly where your feet needs it and light mesh in between.
These are my first Bridgedale socks, and I really like them! They are very supportive around my arch and wick moisture well.