Couldn't resist these lil guys. This is my first merino wool pair and they are stretchier than I expected. The design whitens out a little higher up the leg but that's probably unavoidable. Overall very comfy special little socks, happy with my purchase and will continue to buy Vim&Vigr socks. The new designs lately have been fantastic! Not to mention of course that they fit better than most other brands (most are too long) and that they let me stand up without medical problems.