Once mainly aimed at older people with poor circulation, compression socks have quickly become the rage with professional and endurance athletes, thanks to perceived increases in endurance and faster muscle recovery. They have also become popular with frequent travelers, since they can reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis that comes from sitting too long in crammed quarters without moving.
So next time you’re taking off your shoes at the airport security line or on the plane, you can show off those colorful dots, stripes and fun argyles – and worry less about deep vein thrombosis. - Allison Olmsted from Forbes
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