I bought this for my husband. He learned to ski 3 years ago so that he could ski with our 2 boys. We live 15 minutes from a ski hill, so even though we aren't/weren't skiers, most kids here ski, and we want our kids to be able to ski with there friends. My husband taught himself. So, he is not the best skier, nor is he really "into" skiing, like some men. He doesn't go on long ski trips or vacations. He skis every other weekend, or so, for 4-6 hours with our 8 and 11 year old sons. He has worn these socks a few times and says they are fine. My husband is not the type of man to use words like "great," "terrific," ore "wonderful." However, they fit to size and were not bulky in his ski boots. He said his feet were warm. So, I'd say he gives them a "thumbs up."