Picked these up at my local Total Hockey store a couple weeks ago. Was surprised that they were cheaper than the cotton socks so I gave them a try. Very impressed with the fit over my shin pads. If I could change one thing, it would be to add a velcro patch to the back of the sock as well. It holds just fine with the front patch but I would have liked the additional security. I don't plan on purchasin cotton socks again.