Info: Available in Several Styles & Colours
If your feet and legs get tired achy from walking, standing or sitting all day, or if you tend to have minor to moderate swelling in your feet and ankles (perhaps after running, or due to an ankle injury), or you suffer from plantar fasciitis, or have varicose veins, or you're travelling by air, you could well benefit from these calf-length therapeutic socks.
Sockwell therapeutic socks have three levels of Graduated Compression to increase the blood circulation away from the foot and back to the heart (with the highest pressure right at ankle, medium at the shin, and the lowest up top), which can really reduce soreness and fatigue. They also have built-in arch support and a lightly cushioned sole; no seam on the toe tips, and an internal hem at the top of the cuff, for a better look and fit. They're made mainly of a durable combination of Merino Wool and Bamboo, which regulate heat and wick away moisture well and combat odor, plus stretchy nylon and spandex to provide a snug fit.
Two levels of compression are available here: Moderate, for the Argyle and Circulator models, which are more suitable for extended, all-day wearing; and Firm Compression, for more limited durations, in the Elevation ones, which are currently only being offered in the M/L size. For details on the sizing, please see the chart below.
Prices may vary in-store.
The Argyle and Circulator types are composed of 32% Merino Wool, 31% Bamboo Rayon, 32% Stretch Nylon, and 5% Spandex. These types have Moderate (15-20 mmHg*) degrees of compression, and are designed for all-day wear.
The Elevation type is made of 31% Merino Wool, 31% Bamboo Rayon, 30% Stretch Nylon, and 8% Spandex. This type has Firm (20-30 mmHg*) degrees of compression.
* mmHg stands for 'Millimeters of Mercury,' a standard measurement for pressure.
The Medium/Large (M/L) size can fit those wearing U.S. Men's sizes 7 through 10, or EU sizes 39-43, or those wearing women's U.S. shoe sizes 8 to 10-1/2, as shown in the chart. The Large/eXtra Large Size is for those who could wear US men's sizes 10-1/2 through 13, or EU sizes 44-47.
Washing instructions: Machine wash warm (turn them inside-out for best results); do not bleach; tumble dry on low.