Made from Merino wool, these are soft(Not Itchy) and extremely warm. The knitting style used is small gauge ribbing. It is one sided, leaving the pearled side against the skin, which is softer than the opposite side. The leggings stretch to most sizes with an elastic waistband. At the ankle their is an opening to go over the bulkiness of combat boot, they can also be tucked in. 100% wool and very very warm. Great idea for dancers who need to throw something on over their leggings and pull off easily over the shoes.