I absolutely love Lacoste but they dropped the ball on this one. I bought from Midwest both a pair of black and white socks last year. White ones performed (still do) perfectly. The black ones felt like they were really old, with the elastic part at the top not holding the sock up. Obviously, it's annoying when you're playing and your socks keep falling down. I figured I could've gotten a defective pair, so I just got a new pair. They're the exact same thing. I even saw a pair at a Macy's with yet the same problem.