I decided to invest in lifting socks because I was sick of taking chunks out of my shins and knees when doing cleans or snatch etc. I was extremely delighted when I first put these socks on. The first thing I noticed was how fluffy and warm they are. They felt very comfortable. The second thing was how elasticated they were in different parts. They stay up and fit securely the whole time and don't fall down or move about. (except if you pull them over the knee, then they will roll down a little) I am a small woman so I can pull them over my knees but they stay in place the best on squats if they are half way over. Personally I'd prefer if they went over the knee and stayed there because of what I said earlier but you just have to keep pulling them up after every lift. No big deal. I've washed them a few times on a 40degC wash and they have not shrunk or gone out of shape. A really well made sock.