Top positive review
28 October 2017
I am a 5'6 woman with size 5-6 feet. At 52, I have slapped on a bit of timber over the last couple of years and my knees are knackered. Due to the recent arrival of my coveted Apple Watch a few weeks ago, I am walking a lot more now - 5 miles a day - every day. I've found wearing the delightful tubigrip on my legs makes a big difference to how achey I get, so I thought compression socks would be even better. I ordered the small to medium size. They are very similar to flight socks - hardcore nylon that takes a bit of swearing to get on. Once on, I thought, they were really tight and uncomfortable, but after half an hour or so, I forgot they were there and began to feel the benefits. I went out for a walk. The only problem I had was that I didn't like my toes being constricted and squeezed together. I think on a long walk, I'd end up with my poor little piggies rubbing blisters on each other. So, I've cut a few inches off the ends and made sweat bands for under my Apple Watch! I will try them again tomorrow. They're not warm, so for cold weather, you'd need your normal soft socks on top. The compression has helped my circulation - in the evenings, when I start to get cold, the first thing I usually notice is cold tootsies and calves (calfs?) - kept my blood flowing nicely when sitting this evening.
Update: now done a much longer walk. With the toes cut off, they were absolutely fine - it's actually a nice feeling having them support the arches of my feet. Great calf support going up and down the hills. I'm not taking them off!