I own 6 pairs of Fox River socks that I wear through hunting season in NW Pa. and I will not wear any other sock! 100% recommend Fox River!!
My twin brother prefers this brand/style because there is no "heel". On him they are crew socks and the padding is a plus.
I've been a Fox River fan for many years. When I wanted a really warm wool sock, I ordered the Norsk Heavyweight Crew. It's the best sock that I've found for the purpose.
Not sure about these socks. The material is pretty coarse and hopefully will soften up as they are worn and washed.
The fatigue fighter socks have just the right amount of compression to make your feet feel great. The socks stay up well. The socks also hold there shape after washing and drying them.