I can go back and forth on these. I still like the traditional socks as much as the new Reebok socks. I still use both. I feel you get about the same duration out of the sock from the polyester vs knit sock. I play once a week and either sock should get you at least a year if not more (if you take care of them). To me, it comes down to price. The Reebok is def. more flashy.