Smartwools are nice as hell and last me for years. Sure, they’re $22 socks, but my heavens are they nice inside your shoes. I live in the frozen tundra and warm socks are a necessity, why can’t they be awesome on top of it?! My dad used to give them to me for Christmas. The. Best. In fact, I’m wearing some right now. I prefer the striped ones because stripes are fun and life is short.