Rated 1 out of 5 by Thoreauly unacceptable, cord-like bunching
I love everything about these socks except for one serious problem. The banded construction, with thicker material at the toe and thinner material in the middle of the foot, causes a bunching line across the sole of my foot just behind the ball. It feels like walking with a cord lying across the insole, as annoying and even painful as a stone in one's shoe.
I can make it go away by pulling everything tight, so the heel rides up behind my ankle, but I dislike the tight feeling and the ugly look. So I returned them.
feet: 26.5 cm, shoes: 10-1/2, Cresta sock size: large
May 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by dnarex These aren't socks
I just received my order and what I received aren't what I call socks. At best they are socklets. They barely cover my ankles. I don't know what Bean was thinking when they sent me these. They are going back.
March 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NCPiedmontWalker Like my new socks - Made in America !
Made in America ! There was a small card included in the bag along with the outside label. Made me Smile!
They arrived last week and I put them to work after a run through the washer. I wear a ladies size 10.5 B (Mens 9 ) so I purchased the Med sock. The fit is fine and would even fit a little longer foot.
They are comfy in my hiking boots (LL Bean low rise trail hikers / and LOWA low-rise hikers) I have worn them with deck shoes also.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WesternMEHFT Hold up very well after many uses
A lot of wool socks seem to lose elasticity after being washed and worn a few times. Not these. They are holding up very well and I use my wool socks as slippers most of the time so they get direct floor wear with each use. Highly recommended.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ToddfromIdaho Super Socks
I bought more of these men's light-weight cresta hiking socks as a gift for someone. I have 4 pair which I bought in 2012. They have at least 1200 hiking miles and 6 months of pick and shovel work on them. I'm still wearing them and they have no holes and still work great. These socks wick moisture from feet better than any sock I've owned and are very comfortable and are warm enough for shoulder seasons. Would highly recommend as a great 3 season hiking sock. My favorite.
January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bakermom Comfy warm socks
Got these for my husband for Christmas. He works outside and is on his feel a lot. He loves them and is very happy with them. They wash up great too. Thinking I may get some for me too.
December 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HappyHuman I like em
I wear an 11 1/2 or 12 men's shoe, depending. Got the XL size, and they fit wonderfully and are quite comfortable. Fairly warm. I would prefer them to fit a bit more snugly on my legs, the socks keep sliding down. It's a small bother, and not a show stopper that will keep me from getting more. If you can live with that, too, I recommend them.
December 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by LEOcustomer had to return
I'm a size 10 to 10.5 in many popular shoe brands, so the size Large (9-12) seemed appropriate. When I received them, they were HUGE. The part of the sock that was supposed to be on my heel was well up my Achilles tendon. I ran them through the washer then dryer a couple of times. This helped a little but there was still a lot of bunching in the toes and arch. They were also much thicker than I expected lightweight socks to be. They were returned.
December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChristmasGiftGiver Always welcome!
These are the best and most popular Christmas gifts. Warm, comfortable, everyone loves them. This year I ordered some for myself.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ParisMan Comfortable and warm wool socks
My mom use to buy me these wool socks years ago. Now that she has gone to heaven, I'm buying them from L.L.Bean for myself. They are so warm and comfortable, you don't want to take them off! In fact, I wear them to bed at night to keep my feet warm. This wool sock comes in lightweight, midweight and heavyweight, so you can pick a thickness for your particular needs. You can't go wrong with these socks; for sure I will be buying more!
November 26, 2014