These socks are comfy, and they haven't worn out in a year of owning them. I didn't realize that that each of the 6 pair in a pack is a different color, when I bought two packs. Sock sorting nightmare! I dread doing laundry when they are in there, because I feel compelled to match up the light pink stripes with the light pink stripe, purple with purple. If you are looking at these compared to similar plain white socks, I would go with the plain whites. Laundry goes much more quickly.