I lead a desert hiking group and also play tennis a few days each week. So, my socks get a good workout too. For hiking and tennis I usually put on two pairs of socks. The inner one is for longer wear. The outer pair is low cut and more cushioned. I had been using both Hanes and Starter (Walmart's brand). Hanes looked the best but were less comfortable. Starter faded much quicker and got holes a bit quicker. Hanes also got holes, smaller than Starter, but still sooner than expected. My impression is the these Dickies socks will probably wear longer than either Hanes or Starter. WARNING ABOUT SIZE: most men's socks seems to say size 6-12. For Hanes and Starter, that is probably accurate although they must be kind of loose for smaller size feet. That is not really accurate for these Dickies. I wear a 9 1/2 D shoe and, for playing tennis, a size 10 1/2 (foot slide cushion). The Dickies socks were very snug on my feet which is okay. However, anyone with larger feet would probably find them to be too tight and uncomfortable.