Falke Soft Merino Tights are so supple and comfy!
First a confession. When we saw that these tights were a wool-cotton mix, and felt the sock-like texture handling them in their open packaging we put them aside for another day. Luckily another day has arrived before the end of winter because these are not summer tights!
Putting our preconceptions aside we are pleased to note that the quality is everything you would expect from Falke. The in size shaped and reinforced heel and toe detail may reinforce the impression of socks, but it should ensure a great fit and a high degree of comfort. The seams in the panty are flat and exceptionally well made. Sheer (well uniform at least) from toe to the very deep (7cm un-stretched) waistband so suitable for any length of skirt or shorts. Just one surprise in the construction, a comfort rear gusset in size 4 Falke, generally only size 5 has this feature while smaller sizes have a conventional gusset.
On the subject of size, there are three sizes to choose from, Small/Medium, Medium and Large. There are eight choices of colour too, mostly fairly subdues autumn/winter shades with red pepper for the brave and bold.
The combination of the knit and the small amount of Lycra provides excellent stretch and a remarkably good fit, not in the least bit sock like in any way. Sizing, as we would expect from Falke, is spot on with the largest size sensibly having a long foot to go with the long leg. Delightfully soft and comfortable and very warm without being hot and sweaty; pure Merino wool is claimed to keep you warm in the cold and cool in the heat, and this appears to hold true here although Falke makes no such claim.
Wool and cotton are natural fibres so with the best will in the world you will not get the perfect even colour that you get from synthetics.
Well made, comfortable, durable and cosy winter tights that are by far the best natural fibre tights we have seen.