Asked for and received as a gift. Not too thin, not to thick, not too high, not too low. Most comfortable bicycle socks I have ever worn, in many many years of riding. I have worn them on every ride since I got them, in rain, heat, and on the trainer. Had never heard of the company before, but if the one pair I currently have is the norm, I have no reason to look anywhere else for bicycle socks again. I will be buying more of these, and looking at the company for colder weather sock options as well.
The blue pair I own are gorgeous, but agree with another post that some more aggressive bright color options would be welcomed.
Nothing like trying to spray sunscreen on per ride right? Gets all over and is sticky as well as washing off less than an hour after you ride on a hot day. These fit well, wick away sweat and protect you all ride long. I own two pairs and I bought a pair for my wife who does long hikes. I was confused about size which kept me from buying these sooner, Castelli (on their website) actually sizes these by body weight. I run between 160-165 pounds and large fits great. My wife at 115 pounds is a small. I am honestly thinking of buying the leg screens though I don't mind sunscreen on my legs. If you are fair skinned these could save you from a bad burn or worse. Last point the grippers hold tight and and the sleeves should be put on BEFORE you put on a watch or ROAD ID otherwise they are annoying to put on.
Very lightweight, buy a size down if you are use to a Euro race fit...I usually wear a size large in euro tops, xlarge in Castelli baselayers, but a medium fit the bill here...the fabric is so stretchy and comfortable I probably could have fit the small...We had a two week hot and humid streak here in NYC and this performed admirably in providing a cooling effect on the bike...I bought a white and black one on sale with what I think was a 30% discount...A Win Win all the way around...