I bought these to wear with Vans type slip on shoes. They were perfect to wear with a new pair of shoes that hadn't been broken in yet and would have given me blisters on the top of my foot if I hadn't been wearing socks. The design of the sock reached the exact areas that the shoe covered without being visible as other brands would be. I really like the cut and feel and how they didn't bunch up or slip down my heel throughout the day. I haven't washed them yet and am interested in seeing how they'll hold up. I think I'll avoid putting them in the dryer because they fit perfectly right now and I'm worried they'll end up too tight if they shrink at all.