These socks hold up (and stay up) to some pretty active situations. I've wore mine bouldering and they stayed put on my shins for 2hrs at the climbing gym. I've also worn them on an 18km bush walk and they provided great cushioning without sweatiness (though I probably wouldn't take them on any multi-day trekks). The text and colours have also stayed true after a year of wear and wash. I am both stoked and unsurprised.