“Does BrightLife carry stockings with a zipper?” We are asked this question every day. In fact, there are compression stockings with zippers. Jobst UlcerCare, Jobst Variox and Curad are the three styles we sell. Customers have also told us about a TV ad selling compression socks with zippers, 2 pair for $19.99….
But before you go running for the phone, there’s a reason more companies don’t make compression stockings with a zipper…. it takes 3 hands to put them on.
Imagine squeezing into those skinny jeans that haven’t fit for years, and the fun of trying to zip them up. That’s a compression stocking with a zipper. If you have hairy legs, zipping up your socks in the morning will really wake you up. Plus the wear and tear of pulling on a zipper attached to a knit fabric means these socks don’t have a very long life span.
The few stockings that do have a zipper are really designed for wound care. The zipper allows the stocking to be applied without pulling it up and over a bandage or wound. Once the wound is healed, most people go back to a traditional circular knit stocking.
If you struggle to put on your compression stockings, there are donning aids that really do help. Send us a message or give us a call and we can recommend one for you. Unfortunately, zippered stockings may not be the solution you are looking for.