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Do these socks generally fit tight or...

Do these socks generally fit tight or loose? I usually wear 8.5-9 shoe size, should I go up to Large or down to Medium? Thanks!

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Hey comp301623,

Thanks for the question. I have a few Smartwool socks and I would size up on the SmartWool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock as I've had mine shrink a bit over time. This is most likely due to me drying them using heat after washing which does shrink merino products depending on how much heat is used.

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I have found Smartwools sizing to be spot on. The PhDs are designed to have a tighter fit so they stay in place, so i would recommend the large. For lifestyle models, probably medium. Like Wally says, you should line dry them: if you found them to be a little too big, you could toss them in the dryer.