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I have a lot of foot problems and pain, and it's surprising how even socks can make a difference. I am in love with 'Balega' socks, but my feet do get sweaty and eventually smelly after a day at work or the gym. I'm a size 5 1/2 and purchased a small, they fit perfectly. I thought, I'm insane for spending $18 on SOCKS!, what if I lose one? After many wears and washes, these are totally WORTH IT. My feet are significantly less sweaty, they do not slide down (very similar to Balega), and because of less sweat there is hardly any odor. I only have the one pair for now, and only pull them out on special occasions (long flights, super hot days, days where I know I'll have to take me shoes off after wearing them for a while). I love these and will be putting savings away to hopefully one day have 7 pairs of super expensive $18 socks.
I love these warm, breathable, supportive socks. The "Outdoor Light" seem to be more of a medium-weight to me; definitely thicker than the "Run Light". This year's women's size medium seems to run a little larger than previous years, so if you're right on the edge size-wise, consider the small. I wear a women's size 9 and these are a touch too large. They didn't seem to shrink at all in the wash, either.
I have worn smartwool socks for many years. This type (mine is the low quarter) is my favorite. I have nerve problems in my feet, so I am very particular what I wear. Nothing scratchy etc. These socks have a light cushion in the front bottom and under the heel, with a tighter section (not too tight) around the arch to help support it. They last forever! I can walk with them on without shoes or with my shoes. Summer or winter/spring or fall. Wool is so durable and adjusts for the temps. My feet are always cold, but these keep them warm. Obviously I can't say enough about these and any other Smartwool sock...