I just received an order of five over-the-calf summer socks in black, navy, charcoal, purple, and scarlet red (the darker one). -I'm happy with every color but the scarlet; it's a bit too orangish for my taste. I love the purple, though; the color is vibrant without being obnoxious - a smidge darker than a jewel tone. I may order another pair, as I wore them with a pair of sneakers for fun and they now have a rough spot on each where the tongues of the shoes rubbed on them. -They're a bit long on me. I have a 31" inseam and they could go halfway up my knees, so I have to kinda cuff them. -Even with the above, they stay up all day. The last couple inches of each sock is tight and elastic without being restrictive, and I went all day without adjusting them. -These socks are thin. Every breeze feels great; the feeling is reminiscent of Underarmor. However, I can see this being uncomfortable on any day that it isn't warm out. Keep in mind that I've only worn athletic socks and a few pairs from GAP and Express, so my experience is limited. But in conclusion, I am very happy with them, and am considering buying a few pairs of white mid-calf winter socks to wear as basics.