Ok, so after a whole day and close to 5 miles of walking, maybe it's this weave, but they didn't breath that well and ended up kinda soggy with sweat. Also the weave chafed my ankles a little. However, I do appreciate that the weave gave me traction inside my chukkas, whereas softer socks kind of slide around regardless of how snugly I lace up. I also haven't tried the other two pairs. At this point I don't think I would get them again, even though I'm a huge Gustin fan (own 4 jeans, 2 chinos, and 4 shirts).
Thank you for the info. I might have to hold off on them for a while but I appreciate your insight and experience.