I can’t be the only one who broke out in a sweat trying to get my compression socks on…
When I started to get severe foot pain about a year ago I went to my doctor and he suggested I try wearing compression socks to work. I mean I would be lying if I told you I was excited to wear compression socks (they aren’t the sexiest thing on the planet).
BUT I learned that foot pain is something almost every American experiences at some point during their life…so I was not alone! Phew!
So, I took my doctors advice and purchased some compression socks on my way home from the appointment. I got home and decided I should start the healing process right away! Queue *sweating*... how do they expect people to get these on. I was dripping sweat and my hands were killing me from struggling to get the socks up my calves. Needless to say I didn’t wear these socks very much cause they took me way too long to get on (and I don’t need a workout while putting on socks.. thanks).
So, I started my hunt for the best compression socks that were easy to get on and off! Here is the list I came up with.
The difference between these compression socks and others that I’ve tried is astonishing! It truly is like night and day. It's amazing how easy and simple it is to put them on (and take them off) and feel the pain vanish.
Their socks are proven to improve blood circulation, swelling, revive tired feet and legs and control odor using brand new copper infused technology! They also come in a range of sizes for all body types and they are 100% machine washable.
One small downside is they don'y offer a ton of colors/patters - hopefully soon!
Copper Fit compression socks are extremely comfortable and they live up to their easy-on claims! I really liked the cushioned footbed I find it provides all-day support.
What I didn't love about Copper Fit was that they didn't provide a full range of sizing options so I couldn't order a pair for my husband to try.
The toeless full-length compression sock is GENUIS. I love them for the summer time when I am wearing open-toed shoes and I need a cooler option. They are easy to get on with their unique pinch resistant zipper closure (trust me I was not sold on the "pinch resistant zipper" but it actually works).
A huge bummer for me is the hand-wash only and hang to dry...I don't mind doing this for a few nice blouses but socks should be an easy item to wash.
The SB Sox were awesome for my hiking trips this past summer. They are amazing at wicking away sweat and moisture which is essential (I didn't get any blisters!!). I also like that they came in 11 different fun colors.
Again, this brand didn't provide a full range of sizing which is disappointing. They were also a bit tougher to get on than the first three.
These not only slip on and off with ease but they are super stylish and sleek looking, which I loved. It is hard to find stylish compression socks that come in a variety of colors and patterns.
I found these socks to have less support than the others and my legs don't feel as energized at the end of the day.
After about a month of wearing the various compression socks above everyday, I noticed my varicose veins were improving! They didn’t throb as much after a long day and the dark blue color was starting to get lighter and lighter.
My husband even pointed out that my legs looked great and asked if I was getting laser treatments done on my veins. It was like music to my ears.
It might have been a mix of wearing the socks and adding exercise back into my routine, but either way, my legs haven’t looked or felt this good in years!
If you’re planning to try compression socks to get foot or leg pain relief, I highly recommend you start with the Alpha Sole Compression Socks!