We know that nurses work hard every day to care for their patients, and the best compression socks for nurses make sure you take care of yourself, too! Compression socks give your feet, ankles, and legs the firm support they need while you work long shifts, preventing excess leg swelling, soreness, or fatigue. There are many different kinds of compression socks out there, so before you invest in some new compression socks, here are some important features to consider first.
Gender: If you have larger or wider feet, compression socks made for men will be comfortable without being too restricting. Women’s socks are great if you have narrower feet or legs to prevent sagging. There are also great unisex options too!
Pairs: We will let you know how many pairs come with each order, so you can buy only the number you need! This will save you money, whether you only want one pair or stock up on a bunch of them!
Color Options: Compression socks come in a wide range of colors and patterns to fit your style! Whether you want black socks to go under your dress clothes, or wacky prints to stand out at your next race, we’ve got you covered!
Compression Rating: The compression rating is done in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The higher the mmHg rating, the more compression the socks provide. 15-20 mmHg is great for most people, while there are some with 20-30 mmHg if you need more support.
Size Range: In addition to getting men’s/women’s/unisex sizing options, many of the compression socks we reviewed also come in a range of sizes. This will allow you to get a custom fit with your compression socks for maximum performance, support, and comfort.
Style: Compression socks come in a variety of styles, from shorter ankle socks up to taller knee-high socks. All of the compression socks that we reviewed are knee-high length, but we’ll let you know if they come in other styles too!
Now that you know about all of the features compression socks offer, let’s find the right pair for you! We did the research for you and came up with 10 of the best options out there. Whether you’re on a budget, or you want to stock up, we’ve got you (and your feet) covered! If you’re pressed for time, we understand! Check out our Top Pick and Budget Pick, and come back when you have time to read the rest!
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Samantha Dewitt is a lead researcher and writer for GeekWrapped, writing under a pen name. She gets excited about pet, baby, and science products and has over 12 years of experience.
Article last updated on:
September 29, 2019