Women's Lifestyle Compression Socks
Sit + Stand + Travel + Recover
Slip on a pair of our Graduated Compression socks to help energize your step so you can feel your best, no matter your lifestyle!
Every Lifestyle Compression sock for women includes four zones of graduated compression, an ultra smooth toe close, and feature-rich construction for an all day fit. Plus, our custom-crafted yarn blends help to keep feet dry, prevent blisters, and regulate temperature.
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Compression and Relaxed Fit Socks for Every Woman’s Needs
Everyone talks about decompressing but sometimes compression is where it’s at! Sockwell is here for you with women’s compression and relaxed fit socks to meet your needs at work, at play and everything in between. See what we have to offer and why it’s your best choice for comfort, support and style.
Compression Socks for Your Work Day
Long hours on your feet or at a desk can be torture on your legs and your health. Standing more than two hours a day can cause serious health problems, such as muscle cramps, fatigue, back pain, musculoskeletal problems and increases in varicose veins and other vein disorders. Sitting for long hours on end can be equally deleterious because the blood starts to pool in your feet and your circulation can be affected.
Compression socks can help women avoid or decrease problems by forcing the veins to send the blood back to the heart and allowing for increased blood flow. This can reduce pain and swelling and keeps you going throughout your shift. This is especially great for any woman who works long hours such as:
- Pilots and airline attendants
- Nurses and medical professionals
- Retail workers and teachers
- Salon and beauty professionals
- Fitness and health professionals
- Desk jockeys and office professionals
Compression Socks for Your Athletic Endeavors
You play as hard as you work, so your feet deserve the best when you’re out there achieving your athletic goals, too. Sockwell offers a full line of athletic compression socks for women that help you while you work out, compete and recover. Compression socks are great for:
- Mountain Climbers
- Tennis Players and more!
Wearing compression socks during your workout or competition can help you feel stronger and empower you, but afterwards during recovery is where you’ll get even more benefits. Current studies have shown that graduated compression of about 15-25 mmHg of pressure is ideal for athletes during the 24 hours after an athletic competition or hard training session
Sockwell women’s support socks are the perfect choice because all of our compression socks fall within this range whether it’s our moderate (15-20 mmHg) or firm (20-30 mmHg) compression levels. Plus, Sockwell’s fiber blends are naturally wicking and antibacterial to help keep your feet dry, healthy and odor-free.
Compression Socks for Health and Healing
In addition to all that time you spend as an active woman working and playing, sometimes injuries or health issues arise. Sockwell compression socks for women are a great fit for your health and healing footwear because they can both help reduce your risk for some health problems and also aid in recovery if you do suffer from them. Some of the circumstances that compression socks can help with are:
- Circulation problems like DVT, varicose veins, or diabetes
- A sudden drop in blood pressure, known as orthostatic hypotension, which may cause lightheadedness or unsteadiness when you stand
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Chronic leg or joint pain
- Recovery after surgery to help prevent blood clots
- Runner’s knee or shin splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
If injury or illness takes you out of your game for a while, cheer yourself up during recovery with the bright and vibrant colors of Sockwell, like the Plantar Cush Crew Plantar Relief sock, the Sport Ease bunion relief sock, the Love Lots knee high moderate compression sock or The Raj firm compression knee high.
Compression Socks for Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a beautiful time in every woman’s life but it brings the aches and pains of growing another human being. Cute compression socks for women can help support your circulation and vein health while you grow that beautiful baby! Whether you get to stay active or you’re pampered with lots of bed rest, Sockwell can support and pamper your feet and legs in style.
Relaxed Fit Socks for Everything Else
Somedays you just want to kick back and relax, and that’s okay, too! For those days when you don’t need compression, Sockwell has a full line of relaxed fit and therapeutic socks to pamper and comfort you. The Women’s Softie and Easy Does It are both diabetic-friendly and offer a non-binding fit with a true-rib leg and seamless toe.
No matter what your day or life throws at you, relax and be supported in quality compression and relaxed fit socks from Sockwell!
Compression Socks for Women: FAQ
What do compression socks do?
Women's compression socks are designed to provide compression and support and improve circulation to the feet and lower legs. They help reduce fatigue and pain while providing support for your arch, ankle, and calf muscles.
How do compression socks work?
Compression socks apply graduated compression from the ankle up to the knee or thigh. This increases pressure on the veins in your leg, helping to improve blood flow and reduce swelling.
Who should wear compression socks?
Compression socks are most recommended for women who stand or sit for long lengths of time, those who travel frequently, pregnant women, athletes and anyone with a history of circulation problems. Compression socks can also be beneficial for people who suffer from varicose veins or spider veins.
What are the benefits of compression socks for women?
Women’s compression socks can help reduce swelling in your feet and ankles, improve circulation and provide support to your legs during times of prolonged standing or sitting. They can also help reduce aches and pains associated with physical activity, as well as prevent fatigue after long periods of inactivity.
Additionally, nice compression socks help keep your legs warm during the winter months and provide support to alleviate discomfort from varicose or spider veins. They can also help reduce the chances of developing blood clots and improve recovery times after exercise.
When should you not wear compression socks?
Women who suffer from peripheral vascular disease in their lower extremities should not wear compression socks. The pressure provided by compression socks can worsen ischemic diseases, so it’s important to steer clear of compression socks if you are already affected. Women who are pregnant or have skin disorders that may be aggravated by compression also should avoid compression socks.
How many hours a day should you wear compression socks?
It is generally recommended that compression socks be worn for about 6-8 hours a day. This can depend on your individual needs and the compression level of the sock you choose, so be sure to consult with your doctor if you are unsure. Some compression socks come with a compression chart that will give you an idea of how long it’s safe to wear them.
How do I know which compression socks are right for me?
When choosing compression socks for women, there are a few factors to consider. First, make sure you choose compression that suits your condition. For example, if you have chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a compression level of 15-20 mmHg is usually recommended. If you’re looking for compression socks for everyday support or pregnant women, compression levels of 8-15 mmHg are usually sufficient.
In addition, compression socks for ladies come in various lengths, from knee-high all the way up to thigh-high, pantyhose or waist-high compression stockings. Which one you choose depends on where the affected area is on your legs.
For example, if you only have swelling in your ankles, then a knee-high compression sock should be sufficient. However, if you have swelling on or above the knee, consider investing in compression socks that cover from your toes to waist or mid-thigh.
Should compression socks be tight?
Women's compression socks are designed to be tight, but never uncomfortable. compression socks should not cause pain, blanching (discoloration of the skin due to compression) or redness around the compression area. If you experience any of these symptoms, it means that your compression garment is too tight and needs to be adjusted.
What are the rules for wearing compression socks?
When wearing support socks for women, it is important to make sure they are on the right compression level and fit properly. You should never wear compression socks that are too tight or restrict your circulation. Always follow instructions provided by the manufacturer for the proper use of compression socks.
Additionally, you should always wash and dry compression socks after each wear to maintain their effectiveness. Make sure to replace compression socks every 3 to 6 months for maximum compression and support.