Today and for the past 2 years, I was skeptical, I wore my Alpha socks on and off but now consistently for the last year and I have definitely felt the difference with my overall foot health. I work in retail and walk at least 20,000 steps plus a day. My feet love me and Alpha socks. For me they have been a life saver for my legs, feet and shoes. Also, they are so comfortable and comfort is what I look for since I stand and walk a lot. I have worn my socks out so it is time to buy more.