said back in April: " another part of me is pretty pissed that I know have to figure out what to do with 3 pairs of these giant socks.. "
Hey 007, I bought the same drop back in 2018 and my size 14s (which were included in the XXL size specs) get so choked out that a full day mowing my lawns or even just walking during a shopping trip or whatever, leave my feet so tired and swollen that I don't bet I've worn any of the three pair even 10 times over the last ~24 months. With that said, if you still have the new ones and are still completely dissatisfied with them, I would be willing to take a chance that they're not worn enough to prevent me from offering to buy 'em from you, or alternatively, to make a trade, your new(er) 3 pair for my old(er) 3 pair. Not sure how we work that out without one of us posting a way of contacting the other here in public, but I could make a temporary Google phone number that I can turn off if/when someone(s) take the opportunity to harass a po' po' pitiful old man for no reason. LOL Or you or I could make a Craig's List ad and use their anonymous email system. Anyway, think about it. If it works for you you, I'm sure we can work it out.
I'm not particularly bugged by the Merino percentage in these or the last drop. All the manufacturers using Merino use that one spec more than any other to market their socks, regardless of how low the percentage is. It just means to me that I have to set whatever floor-percentage I'm willing to pay for and stick to it. Also have to make sure and read descriptions before I buy so I'm not surprised when I get 'em. To each his own though.