Reliable, tough, comfortable.
I went to GoOutdoors to pick up some socks for a week of hiking across the Alps. Although I felt they were fairly pricey when I bought them, having now used them I believe they are good value for money.
They look good quality to touch and feel tough, whilst remaining exceedingly comfortable on the foot. And they remained this way throughout the hike getting in the mileage, and being roughly scrubbed 'clean' in stream water at the end of each day. I sometimes have an issue with socks twisting on my boot while walking, but none of this nonsense happened here. My feet also got quite hot and sweaty walking, but this was wicked away and not even a hint of a blister formed for a nice change.
I can totally appreciate why the late Ueli Steck put his name to these and I wouldn't buy any other hiking sock again, 5 stars!