i purchased 6-8 pairs of these about the same time for work and they wore through in 2-4 months. if they can fix the quality issue without compromising the comfort i would try them again. i use other carhartt products with no complaints at this time.
I wear an 11 4E shoe. Most "large" socks simply aren't. I got these in "Extra Large" and fit perfectly. If you have a longer foot, but not as wide, they should also be just right. They didn't shrink to doll size after washing and drying. Why "arctic" socks in Scottsdale, Arizona? I wear them as house slippers in colder weather.
What material make up are these socks now? They were 86% wool and other fibers. I believe the wool content is lower now with more polyester. I owned several pair and the store tags say different material.
on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER:These socks in Brown and Moss are made of 85% Wool, 6% Nylon, 1% Spandex, 8% other fibers. The color Navy is made up of 87% Wool, 7% Nylon, 1% Spandex, 5% other fibers.