When I started in the compression stocking business 15 years ago the style and color options were few and far between. There were some cotton blends, but most were nylon and spandex in beige and black. The occasional customer would ask if we had anything fun or fashionable… patterns or stripes. Back then the answer was “Sorry, no, but we will keep telling our manufacturers what you want.”
To our long-time customers who wanted variety, thank you for your persistence! Today, there are stripes, patterns and a kaleidoscope of colors available from Rejuvahealth, Vim & Vigr, CEP, Juzo Dream Colors, and our newest line of stylish compression socks…. Sockwell. The Sockwell designs and colors are comparatively muted and conservative, but convey a sophisticated and stylish edge. Perhaps most importantly, the Sockwell weave includes luxurious fibers for maximum comfort. I wore a pair of the Men’s Circulator Stripe on a recent cross-country trip to San Francisco. They were made from merino wool, bamboo rayon, stretch nylon and spandex. Beside the great fabric, Sockwells also have a lightly padded sole, arch support, non-binding welt to keep the socks comfortably in place, and a seamless toe closure.
The charcoal looked great with a pair of jeans and brown dress shoes. Even after a five hour flight with my knees under my chin, my legs felt fantastic. Plus, I discovered an added benefit from the fine wool fabric… my skin didn’t dry out. When I wear compression stockings made from cotton and/or nylon my legs can get dry and flaky. That didn’t happen with the Sockwells. I’m a fan!
Sockwell compression stockings are available for men and women in 15-20 and 20-30mmHg.