I damaged my left Achilles decades ago. Whenever I ride a bike, I need to be mindful of crank speed as higher RPMs will cause my ankle to ache for hours if not days. I'm 65, for context, and I wore these and the support is amazing. I was cranking over 100 RPM and had no pain or residual discomfort at all. Amazing support.
These are great bike socks. I've been wearing them a lot. They provide very mild compression, but they are fully breathable and fit very well into my bike shoes. Only problem is they are super expensive. Look for a sale.
Asked for and received as a gift. Not too thin, not to thick, not too high, not too low. Most comfortable bicycle socks I have ever worn, in many many years of riding. I have worn them on every ride since I got them, in rain, heat, and on the trainer. Had never heard of the company before, but if the one pair I currently have is the norm, I have no reason to look anywhere else for bicycle socks again. I will be buying more of these, and looking at the company for colder weather sock options as well.
The blue pair I own are gorgeous, but agree with another post that some more aggressive bright color options would be welcomed.
I will now only buy Swiftwick socks after cycling for more than 30 years. They are the best.
Excellent design, quality, and fit. They do not stretch out, nice and tight, and wash perfectly well.
One thing for sure that you get Swiftwick, is total comfort in your cycling shoes.
Buy them ! You will like them too.
these are the most comfortable athletic socks I have. I use them for biking, golfing and walking. The compression makes my feet feel good while active. No more seams or excess material hanging and annoying. Colors are very visual and add to the fun.
OK, I've never gone in for cycling socks before. I just thought they were over-priced compared to the more generic, thin, running-type socks I could buy for a lot less money at the local sporting goods store. Yes, I was wrong. WAY wrong! These are very, very comfortable. Sweat seems to dry a lot faster. They are supportive without being constrictive. And from what I can tell, they stand up to the washing machine a lot better than the mostly cotton socks I was wearing previously.