- January 20 2012
just got and they (xxl) even fit my 14 wides. not tight at all. I have used them before when i lived back east. never wore them out, just left them behind when i came out west. they help me fit my BIG feet in smaller winter boots. 2 thick socks in a size 12 boot with a 13+ did not work well. but with a liner and these socks the fit was great. I plan on doing some canyons in AZ and UT this spring and a (in) river walk (backpack) (Aravaipa Canyon) and expect them to fit my needs for the trip. PS Altrec is the way to go..
- December 23 2011
These are great socks for working out in sub-freezing temps. I'm using them over a wool sock liner. Easy on and off and very comfortable. I wear a 9.5 shoe and the medium size is a perfect fit. The construction is excellent and the price is right! Thank you NRS.
- July 25 2011
excellent for water shoes/hiking
I bought these due to intense blisters caused by sand and rocks rubbing the tops of my feet. They not only did the job but I hiked out with weight in these socks with my water shoes. super comfy. I bought 1 size lower than the chart..PERFECT
- July 6 2011
I wore these hiking the Subway Trail in Zion National Park (bottom up). This is an 8 mile hike and a third of the hike is in the water. I also used these for another wet canyon called Keyhole. On both occasions, my feet felt great, they were wet after entering the water but comfortable and warm. They do run large though, I am a size 6.5 shoe and I ordered an extra small.
- March 27 2011
Nice Socks, But Size Down
These are very good neoprene socks, nicely constructed, well fitting, and functional...if you size down. I guess the sizing would depend on how you want these socks to fit. If you wear thick, insulated socks or prefer a loose baggy fit, then the sizing chart recommendation is fine. My wife and I wear these for warm weather stream wading in water shoes or sandals. I have a narrow size 10 1/2 foot and my wife is a narrow size 7 1/2 - 8. Based on reviews we both ordered 1 size down from the recommended manufacturers size, me a medium, her a small. Too big. We use a thin pair of Smartwool hiking socks as a liner under the neoprene and found that the smalls fit me perfectly with just a small amount of foot conforming stretch, (about an inch in length and just enough in width to be snug) which prevents bunching in the shoe. We sent the pair of adult large back and exchanged them for a youth size large which fit my wife perfectly! The exchange policy at Altrec by the way, is outstanding and speedy, so don't worry too much about not getting it right the first time.