Mavic is a pretty traditional company, often preferring to stand quietly by while the fads wash over the rest of the industry in so many product cycle waves. The 6in cuffs on the Cosmic Mid Socks stay relatively true to that ethos while allowing for a slightly higher cuff than traditional cycling socks. Think of it as similar to the splash of yellow that sets the brand's otherwise austere workhorse rims apart from the rest of the alloy training clinchers on the market. The Cosmic Mid is made with odor-resistant Meryl Skinlife material, and the reinforced toe and padded metatarsal panel add durable comfort. The socks are breathable -- which we expect from cycling socks -- and are also assembled with an anatomic, left/right-specific fit -- a less common feature.