The socks are lovely and soft but much longer than I thought. They look like they come to just above the ankle, low calf area but mine pull up right to my knees. I am a bit on the short side (5'2") but still, my calves aren't that short! I have yet to wash the pair I've worn and so maybe they'll shrink a bit. Doesn't matter though as they're very colourful and warm, which is needed at the moment, and feel really nice.