Rated 5 out of 5 by BackwoodsBozo Still great socks
This is my third purchase - and second review - in two years of these great socks and they're definitely one of this sock-aholic's favorites. My last review still stands and the earliest pairs I purchased are holding up well.
Just one to mention that the "Iron" colored pairs I just received are more of a mid-grey color and depicted in the online photo. I'm OK with that put some people might want something darker.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigRonaldo Great socks
Just tried my first pair of these compression socks. My doc said that I wouldn't like wearing compression socks, but I found these to be quite comfortable. As it was warm, I didn't need warmth, but I imagine they would be even better in the winter.
The best thing about them, by far, was that they reduced the swelling in my ankles. When I took them off at night, I observed no ankle swellng. They did the job!
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BackwoodsBozo Highly recommended to any aficionado of fine socks
I bought these socks more than a year ago and recently purchased more. I've worn them quite a bit and echo all the positive things other reviewers have mentioned. Instead of repeating their comments I'll make three points:
1) I love these socks and I abhor cotton in socks. So when a recent reviewer says they "Love the fact that the socks have cotton in their composition!" they are seemingly misinformed.
According to the packaging on both my original and brand new Ascent Compression Socks the fiber content is 45% nylon, 25% Primaloft polyester, 25% merino wool and 5% spandex. Since that adds up to 100% there seems to be no possibility of them containing any cotton, which IMO is a good thing.
2) Although the packaging says to "tumble dry low" for several years now I've only air dried socks on a towel or outside. The result has been that my socks tend to feel "new" for a very long the the fiber does not dissipate in the dryer. My Ascent Compression Socks have held up for more than a year as well or better than any other quality socks I own. That stuff in your clothes dryer's lint trap is your socks and shirts wearing out prematurely.
3) These socks are notably loftier and have more cushioning than other compression socks I've used, including those made by the sheep that wear eyeglasses. IMO they're perfect with athletic shoes and casual shoes, but not thick enough for mountain hiking boots. Therefore you might need to add a relatively thin outer sock to fill up boots where more thickness is desired.
LL Bean please add more colors, e.g., navy and charcoal, so I wear them with my casual shoes as well.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bumpiiii very comfortable, fit well, durable
best compression socks I've owned! Have tried many name brands and by far these are the best! Love the fact that the socks have cotton in their composition!
March 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RidersDad Best of class
The sox do as advertised, are quite comfortable and warm. Like ALL socks with wool, after extended wearing they become a little "scratchy" and some fuzziness becomes evident after washing. But, they are, by far, better than any others I have purchased of the same type and for the same purpose. Still looking for the perfect pair that have a little less wool and a little more nylon and spandex.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by brooksjeff What socks should be
Excellent socks. I haven't worn them in really cold weather but don't think that these alone would be sufficient, but they are quite warm and thin enough to layer heavier socks over them for extreme conditions. The seams are very flat so you can barely tell they are there, the material is soft and comfortable, and the compression is secure but not overly tight. They are high enough to stay above my 12" boots. Yes, they are rather pricey but worth the money.
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TFM1 Good compression but too short for my needs
The foot fits correctly for me and the degree of compression seems fine. However the problem area for me when jogging and post-jog is largely at the intersection of my tibia and fibula bones and these socks don't reach quite that high. They should be fine for people looking primarily for ankle and calf compression. I will need to return them.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TraciJean amazing comfort
Extremely comfortable, light weight, warm. Only issue is that they do run a little small. Otherwise, perfect. My new go to ski socks.
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leprechaun2 Ascent Compression Socks
They feel very comfortable. They have helped my legs for support. Some socks in the past would not stay up over my calf. These socks stayed up during the time I wore them.
Thinking about buying another pair.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RidersDad Perfect
These are great socks - very comfortable. I particularly like that they are "mid weight" so can be worn with dress shoes and athletic shoes equally well. Stretch nicely with nylon and Spandex with enough merino wool to guarantee that they should last a long time. I always buy a larger size than recommended, and never regret it - even following the washing instructions, they shrunk a bit. These should be great for all cold weather months.
February 7, 2014