Thirty three bucks for a pair of socks!? You're damn right it's $33 bucks and they are well worth it. After wearing them for four days straight in the heat they barely had a smell. Usually even my dog won't even go near my feet once I get home form long trips. I am now a solid fan of anything that uses Polygiene fabric. Perfect for minimizing your gear on trips, these socks that were originally designed for mountain biking cross over to motorcycling seamlessly. The socks are engineered with combination of compression and enhanced GFX padding - exceptional fit, plus a dense, thin layer of protection. They are so specific that there is an actual marking to differentiate between the left and right foot.