I bought the compression socks for a recent business trip to CA. They did an excellent job keeping my lower legs from feeling swollen on the long flight. My husband and I have also been wearing them for work and we're hooked. They are the perfect weight, have just the right amount of compression and are not tight in the toe area.
Husband wore them one day and has already wore the sock thin on the pinky toe. Not the quality we've had in previous pairs.
I have a recurring need for compression socks due to some blood clot issues in my legs. This spring the problem flared up again. I tried hiking with traditional compression socks that do not wick moisture well and ended up with hot spots on the soles of my feet after a long hike in Idaho's Big Jacks Creek Wilderness. I remembered a review in Backpacker magazine some months ago on compression socks that were good for hiking. Tracked down that review and ordered a pair of Compression II Ultra Light cushion socks to wear as liner socks under a regular pair of hiking socks. Returning to Big Jacks Creek Wilderness I hiked about a mile on an old two-track route and then about five miles cross country through rocks and sagebrush. These compression socks worked very well. Not too thick as to be uncomfortable under the hiking socks. At first I thought they might be too warm but this did not turn out to be the case. No hots spots on the soles of my feet after using these compression socks. At the end of the hike the wicking properties of these socks left my feet dry and comfortable.
Bit thicker than other Ultra Light Compression that I have bought. The interior thread work is ORANGE! Exterior has orange highlights throughout. All I want is a nice somber, all black, Ultra Light Compression sock in XL size. Not that happy with these. );