Darn Tough's Pinstripe design looks a little 1980's but its construction is as cutting edge as you can get in an endurance sock. So yeah, it's pretty rad. This is a great 1/4 sock for runners and cyclists looking for a dialed-in precise fit. Ultra-light and ready to roll. True Seamless construction reduces hotspots and blisters. Ultra high stitch count creates a super comfortable sock with a streamlined fit like no other. No slipping, no bunching, no blisters. Fine gauge Merino Wool makes this a fast drying and breathable "all-weather" sock that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And since Merino Wool is naturally antimicrobial this sock repels bacteria and odor when you're laying down the miles. Still made in Vermont. Guaranteed for life.