I was super skeptical about these, but after having them for over 3 months, I can say they were definitely worth the purchase. I don't like thick, heavy, and restricting clothes, even in the cold, frigid, months. These allow me to wear a pair of leggings with them, and have my legs and feet nice and toasty. The elastic around the thighs don't cut off my circulation (and I have some pretty healthy hams). The day I knew I was completely smitten with these leg-warming socks is when I wore them over a friend's house for movie night. My friend is notorious for keeping their apartment ice-box cold. That use to cut movie nights really short for me. To heck with the movie when you're a popsicle! These lil snuggle buddies me to be warm and comfortable. I actually took my shoes off, flipped down the toe covers, and forgot I was in an igloo!
Summary: If you're here, you're thinking about them. Don't overthink it. GET 'EM!