As a kid, getting socks for Christmas was the biggest letdown ever. Now, it’s one of the top wishlist items. After wearing Smartwool’s Ethno Graphic Crew Socks for a few months, I want more.

These colorful, thin, lightweight socks are above and beyond any casual sock I’ve ever worn. They fit perfectly, with a comfortable heel cup and seamless toe area. The extra grippy panel around the insole keeps the sock in place all day long. Ideal.

I like the crew sock style in a thin fabric that I can wear with my dressier indoor shoes (and in the summer, with my Birkenstocks — yes, I do that!).. I’m impressed by how durable the Ethno Graphic Crew Socks are. After months of wear, there’s a bit of pilling, but no signs of holes or wear areas forming.

Available in Taupe, Natural Heather, Moab Rust Heather, Medium Gray, Black. Available in women’s sizes S, M, L.

Bottom Line: Excellent arch-hugging sock that is fun to wear, comfortable, and durable.

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$19.95, shop at Amazon.