I don't play sports. I have a condition that causes swelling in my legs. These have quickly become my go-to socks for wearing around the house because they're infinitely more comfortable than the "support stockings" the doctors want me to wear, while still providing just enough compression to help.
I always order XL because I can pull them up over my knees. I don't care if it looks silly for a guy to wear socks this tall--don't knock it till you try it, dude!
I have high standards for my socks. I want them not too thick, not too thin, breathable and not hot, and they must cling to my feet. I can't STAND loose socks moving around inside my shoes, it makes me bonkers.
These tick every box. They are SO comfortable, I live in them. And they're remarkably durable, too. I have several pair, they've all been worn dozens of times and been through the wash just as much, and they show no sign of deterioration whatsoever.
They're not as cheap as what you can pick up in a department store, but you get what you pay for. Because the quality of TCK's products is unquestionable. Next time I'm in the market for shorter socks or socks of any other variety, I'm definitely coming back to TCK for those, too.