Too much money to justify.
For $16.90 I just can't recommend these. Plenty of companies make an economical sock for running that performs just as well as these if not better. I got a pair as a gift and thought whats the hype. I tried them out and I can't say that it enhanced my experience any. I much prefer my nike drifit running socks which keep my feet dry and blister free. Bottom line, I would spend $16 on a single pair of hikers, but not on a running sock.