The packaging on these socks say it's "soft" - and it is! They are the most comfortable socks, esp. for anyone who has sore or tired feet. A comfortable buy!
I like it because of the soft elastic.
I began buying these a year or so ago when I was diagnosed with CRPS, which is nerve damage/hyper sensitivity in my right leg and foot. These are the only socks so far that I have found that I can tolerate wearing on my right foot/leg. They are extra soft and light but keep my feet warm. The toe seam is also soft and non irritating which is also something I need in a sock. Other circulation socks don't work because even air/breeze irritates my symptoms, so these are the BEST I have found even compared to catalog socks.
Got for my sister, who is in Hospice. They felt marvelous to me when I put them on her. She LOVED them! A great way to pamper someone who deserves to be pampered.