First of all, I am female, but I have big feet, so men's socks are often better for me. I am on my feet all day at work, so have some foot problems. I learned that acrylic socks are better for your feet than cotton (common misconception that cotton is better) because the acrylic is better at wicking moisture, and the fibers don't mash down and become hard and scratchy when they get damp. I have found this to be true. Sometimes after wearing cotton socks all day my toes would be sore and red as if I had had sand paper in my shoes! I can wear these fluffy acrylic socks for a long day at work and they still feel as soft and cushy as they did when I first put them on in the morning. They are also made in the shape of a foot, as opposed to some socks that just look like aChristmas stocking or tube. They are also rather thick, which for me is great in that it adds extra cushion, comfort, and shock absorbtion. These are very fitted and they even offer a bit of support at the arch. They are also not tight around the ankle, which can be a problem with some socks actually cutting off the circulation. They fit well and are snuggly enough that they stay in place all day and don't slip down. All in all, these socks are superb quality, excellent fit, and most of all, VERY comfortable!