These socks are great, and currently my favorite pair of ski socks unless it is extra extra cold outside. They do not have any padding, which is ideal for a ski sock, and unfortunately incredibly hard to find. I am always getting sucked into trying so-called "lightweight" ski socks, to find they are still way too thick. Luckily Fox River got it right with these. Just a perfectly thin sock throughout, anatomical left and right, and a good dose of merino. I bought the first pair last year, and a second pair this year. And if my size ever comes back in stock I will probably buy a 3rd pair.