I bought these at a substantially reduced price via one of Amazon's post-Xmas deals as a gift and as the recipient had previously purchased something quite similar. They appear to be soft and should prove very comfortable.
As with other similar garments that I purchased recently, there is some purposeless over-packaging with this product with each pair folded into a pink plastic muffin case. Although this may please the girly girls, it may displease those with an eco conscience. There is an outer thin card sleeve and also a cello bag.