I'm not certain why I'm adding my voice to the chorus of disappointed buyers posted here. One more 1-star review probably won't make much difference because people will continue to buy these socks. And why, you may ask, would people go against all the poor reviews? Are they just stupid? No. They're not. The fact is that they have no choice. Read all the reviews here of men's crew and boot socks and you will find numerous 1-star reviews of EVERY DARN SOCK BEING SOLD. All of the men's cotton socks listed on Amazon have multitudes of disappointed buyers. Apparently all cotton crew socks now being made are thinner, flimsier, wear less well, fit poorly and just plain suck. So if you want to buy some here, you just have to flip a coin and take your chances with the offerings listed. I chose these and now after wearing one pair twice, they are developing holes in the heels. Did I mention that I haven't even gone out of the house in them? Did I mention that I only wear them in the house with sandals? No, they have never seen the inside of a boot and yet they are starting to give up the ghost. I wear a size 10 shoe, but these stupid one-size-fits-all have the grey heel halfway up my Achilles. Am I surprised at how bad they are? NO. I read the reviews first and took a chance. Since about 85% of everything made now is less sturdy, less reliable, less functional, poorly designed, and made in some foreign place with poor materials, but costing twice as much as 10 years ago, I wasn't surprised. Maybe I'll cut them up and use as Kleenex replacements since that venerable product has now deteriorated to the point to where you had better use 4 of them to blow your nose if you don't want a hand full of goo afterward.