I've been a big Balega fan for quite a long time and these are quite awesome. They are my most favorite Balega sock at this point. I like them because they are slightly thicker in the areas where you need it but not so thick they make my slightly wider than normal width feet uncomfortable in my shoes. The colors are, for the most part, pretty appealing. Cost is as expected. Comfort level is much higher than the Hidden Comfort Balega socks for me as these are slightly less thick. They breathe better as well - and are softer.