Comments about REI Merino Dash N Stripe Minicrew Socks - Women's - 2011 Seconds:
I purchased these socks last year to wear during a trip that was expected to be warm with lots of walking. I had two pair for the week; at the end of the day I would sink wash the ones I had worn in a special wool blend detergent and hang them to dry on the towel rack. After returning from the trip, I threw them into my regular wear drawer and (on average) wear a pair once a week. Since being at home, I throw them into the regular laundry (using a "free" detergent without brighteners or scent additives) and then into the dryer.
I have experienced absolutely no shrinkage, wear, or problems. The material hasn't pulled/pilled or shed. They look like new. I had doubted the wisdom of wool socks in summer, but they were great at keeping my feet dry. They don't retain any odor. The fit is tight, but not uncomfortable - this just doesn't give as much as a cotton sock. These socks are really only good for daily use, though, because they are a minicrew. Too short for any kind of boot but the right length for my athletic shoes.
Feels true to size
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend