I wore these Level 1 socks for years and they wore like iron. They lasted longer than anything I'd ever seen before. About a year ago, I bought some more. It was immediately apparent that the new ones were thinner and felt different than the Level 1's I had bought in the past. They wore out in weeks - holes in the heels, and the back of the ankles were so thin that they tore when I put them on. I contacted 5.11 customer service and told them about this. I had also compared the packaging labels between the old and new ones, and the materials listed on both packages were identical, even though it was obvious they were completely different socks. Customer service apologized and said she would send me out 'a few pairs' to replace them. I later received a single pair from them. That pair of socks promptly wore out in a couple of weeks and ended up in the trash with the rest. I found some great socks at Duluth Trading Company that are even better than the original Level 1 socks. I'd give these negative star ratings if that was possible :-(
Purchased a few pair of these years ago and loved them, wore them every day on duty. Decided to buy them again for duty wear after some years off and they've changed in sizing. I have size 15 feet and the original design stretched more than enough and was quite comfortable. I literally told every friend I had about them they were so awesome. New ones are extremely tight around my ankles (really not that big and I'm smaller now!) to the point that they're uncomfortable on a 12hr shift. I'll wear them, but will probably replace with something different soon.
wear these socks every day,for work, changing daily, extreamly comfortable. seem to wear out and develope tears alot sooner that they use to 5 years ago.
i bought 10 pairs within a couple months, they felt great and i liked them a lot. now 6 months down the road i have 2 pairs left without holes and tears. one pair only lasted a couple weeks
I have five pairs of these socks, all purchased in the last six months. For the most part, they are great, with one exception. The sole of one sock was completely torn through in less than six wearings.
Wore a hole in the bottom of the sock in 2 months.
I have NEVER worn a hole in the bottom of a sock........
I was going to order many more pairs, now I will look elsewhere.
Socks feel great
I wear these w/ the 2.0 Lows a few times a week for 11-12 hours a day. My feet have never felt so good.
Torture Test! I noticed that my dog kept trying to pull these socks off of me. Since I have a few pairs I decided to take them off and tie them together for him to use as a toy. These socks hold up amazing! We now have a second dog and they like to fight and play tug o war with the socks. They are still like new. If these things can handle being chewed on, pulled, etc. then they will last forever wearing. I have always liked my 5.11 socks. Thanks for the great product.
This is an excellent high performance sock. It really does keep you dry and prevents odor. I recently used these socks while camping and during all four days. Previously I used under armor socks but they are slippery and tend to generate alot of fuzz. I usually am in boots for long periods during the day and these socks keep me dry, are comfortable and are non slip in the boot.