August 10, 2018
So, with too much time working at my desk, I now have a need for compression socks. I was very fortunate to come across these, and, after ordering the first set of three (yes, three, for only ten bucks!), I liked them so much I wound up buying 3 more sets, so I have them to wear all week.
They are a "starter" level of compression, so it was a good beginning for me, and, although it took a bit of getting used to, I have to say I like compression socks now. Kind of feel like a superhero, haha.
The fit on these is outstanding, and my legs and feet feel great, even after a full day at the office. I like that they are thin, so they fit nicely in my shoes. As far as the copper bit, according to research, copper has no therapeutic benefit, although it does fight odor. I keep my feet very clean so that's not an issue, although it's always nice to add another layer for sweet smelling feet. But, on the compression side, these are effective and definitely are helping my feet and legs be more comfortable.
They are holding up well in the wash so far and no holes, rips or tears in daily use. Apparently compression socks should be replaced very 3 or 4 months so the compression factor doesn't decrease due to normal wear, but, at ten bucks for three pairs, these are frankly on par with just regular socks, which have gone up in price, but down in quality. Hard to even find decent regular athletic socks anymore.
Given that it's summer now, and the weather is crazy hot, I actually have switched to a crew length compression sock from ADLU (sold on Amazon) because these socks, with shorts, render a lederhosen look, of which I'm not a fan, but I can still wear these at home or when sleeping.
To up the therapeutic effect, I invested in the much more expensive (20 bucks for ONE pair) Wanderlust compression socks (more compression) and they are also awesome, super comfy and a lot more padding. But, I think it's too much padding, and will make my shoes too tight, so I will likely stick with these, especially at this great price, and use the Wanderlust socks just for sleeping. Seems it's good to have a mix of compressions anyway, and, even though these are lower, it's still enough compression, according to research, to have a positive effect in promoting blood circulation.
In any event, these were a big win for me. Excellent product at a fantastic price.