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I prefer the mens version - its better!
on 28 January 2013
I have had two pairs of these socks since, erm, about 1996. I don't wear them all the time, just with certain boots, but even so, they have lasted well. I am glad they still make them. I bought a pair of the ladies version of these as a replacement, in a local shop, and didn't like most of the colours (baby blue and baby pink) so got them in purple, which wasn't so bad - only to find they weren't quite as good as my old ones. Then saw the mens version and realised this is what I had had before - identical - and a nice blue colour. So ordered the mens version in blue - perfect - and expect them to last a long time. They seem thicker and better quality than the Ladies version, with thicker ribbing instead of fussy stitching. And the 6 to 8.5 is better for my size 6 and a half feet, than the Ladies size of 5 to 6.
This ladies version is a bit too soft and less padding, and goes baggy I find. The mens has a bit more padding and a better fit due to the ribbing instead of the different stitch pattern on the ladies version. The plum colour is nicer than on the pic above - more purple and not so dark. But if you have size 6 to 8 feet I would go for the mens version in blue.