on 14 September 2014
I'm afraid that my experience with these premium priced socks is: they're nothing special.
There is no question that a good deal of thought has gone in to the design, however the execution of same leaves much to be desired. My own are fraying/rubbing thin already after just 2 X 40 minute runs, Neither have I found the padding to be very substantial and, in fact, I have had much better cushioning from much cheaper socks. As for the gripping qualities of the ribbed sections, it is fair to say that the socks didn't move around in my running shoes, but then neither have any of the other, more conveniently priced, socks I use either. The "Achilles protector" is just a padded tab - more gimmick than practical feature.
Summary - an ordinary sock, rather thinner than the description might lead you to believe, with questionable durability.