Great socks!. I did spend the extra clams hoping for a great product, but I wasn't yet sold. Not yet trying them I honestly thought to expect disappointment. I am glad to say these are worth the extra clams. The shocks stay high on my calves and have so far worn very well. The wicking properties are great. I did purchased another pair to keep in my gear bag. Pairing these with my G12 boots raises the comfort level to almost heaven - Sweet!!