Update after numerous washings of the Darn Tough, Style # 1940 - Mountaineering Micro Crew Extra Cushion: These socks needed a little "break-in", at least for me. The toe-seam is on the inside; and quite large, due to the thickness. It was very irritating on my toes. After numerous washings, this has improved considerably. As expected they are wearing like iron ! ! ! Overall, better than I expected. Still wearing them frequently !