I always wear Wigwam socks. I think they outlast almost any other brand I have. You can just tell that quality by the feel of the material. I liked the pattern of these, so I bought them. Really nice. Made a great decision. Got them along with the rest of my order a week after I placed my order, which was really nice. I like wearing merino wool too. It's not itchy like some other types of wool. I tell everyone to get merino wool socks from Wigwam all the time so I had to review this to let everyone know how great they are.