I tried these socks because I was looking for some without a lot of extra stitching at the ends of the toe seam or across the toe. These don't have extra stitching and are a thin seam. These have some light padding which is just right for me, not to thick. These are great on my left foot which has a bad arch. I usually can feel the extra stitching that sticks out which then rubs against the side of my foot. I am using these just to wear daily and or hiking because I don't run. So far they are not bad. For me, my left foot has felt some light irritating at times with these socks but my foot is picky and one day will be irritated and the next not even with the same sock. These fit great on my right. So if your feet are normal then these would work real nice. Don't know how durable they are because I have not had them long. So far so good!