I bought my first set 9 months ago and loved them!! Everyone that saw and tried them, wanted to know where I got them. They raved about the quality and the fit. Just like I did...i had finally found the perfect sock!! Because i wear them everyday, for every situation...i decided to order another set because my older one were becoming worn. So today, I recieved my 2nd set and what sorrowful difference in quality and workmanship. Much much thinner uppers and seems to not have nearly the contour fit on my feet. I am sorry you have gone this way. I would have paid more to have kept the quality as it was a year ago.....sigh. is the age old adage true that all good things must end???