I bought several brands of socks online at the same time as it's a little hard to tell what you are getting, but these ones are by far the best pick. You can see immediately without even putting them on they are in a league above the rest. The different materials used are quality all the way, not just the padded parts but right up to the leg. I wish now I had paid the few dollars extra on the other brands and got 3 pairs of these instead. I can see these lasting longer than the others too due to the quality.