I had bought these socks for my husband and he's been wearing them for years and they've held up really well. So I got them for myself, but in a knee-high style. They were much softer (felt great!), but after one washing the threads started coming out all along the sock. They're definitely not falling apart, but they lack a certain smoothness. They've worn well and still feel great, but they would look better if there weren't so many stray threads. If it weren't for this, I would give these five stars.