VIM & VIGR’s Top Holiday Essentials

November 20, 2014

VIM & VIGR’s Top Holiday Essentials

It feels as though November has nearly slipped right out from under us, and we’ve been left with only one week to make all of our final preparations for one of our favorite annual celebrations—Thanksgiving! For many of us, this weekend will be booked with house cleaning, grocery shopping, or maybe some kitchen experiments (because let’s be honest, we all want our pies to look perfectly effortless, even if the crust alone took hours of our time). There’s also the lucky bunch of us packing up our suitcases to visit friends and family for the long weekend, trying to find a place to stuff both our heels and running shoes into the carry-on. We just want to offer a friendly reminder to enjoy yourselves throughout the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities, whatever they may be. We’ve put together some of our favorite products and treats that help make our holidays a little more fun and relaxing – check them out!  

  1. This North Face Base Camp Duffel is perfect for all of your quick trips over the holidays with enough volume to load up everything you’ll need for up to three days. The bag is also athlete-approved and ideal for packing both your favorite heels and running shoes.
  2. Oh Happy Day is a fabulous blog for any last minute holiday décor DIY projects and inspiration! Learn how to make your own wreaths or centerpieces, or visit the “Free Printables” tab for some quick and easy details (i.e. printable turkey cupcake toppers – so cute).
  3. With so much going on, it can be incredibly helpful – essential, even – to keep a to-do list on hand. Using pretty notepads like these two from Kate Spade make even the most dreaded tasks fun!
  4. Whether you’re shopping, traveling, fitting in a last workout or cooking up a storm in the kitchen, you’ve got to stay hydrated! We love using these stainless-steel water bottles from Klean Kanteen (we went with “flame orange”).
  5. Of course you’ll want to wear your VIM & VIGR compression socks for a full day of cooking on your feet, recovering from your Turkey Trot, or traveling home. They will keep your legs feeling energized and strong instead of tired and puffy, and if you want to stand a chance at leaving the house on Black Friday, you’ll need the extra support.
  6. Keeping several bottles of champagne around the house during the holidays can be incredibly convenient when you get surprise visits from friends or family, need a little something to give the hostess of an ugly sweater party, or simply feel like celebrating! We love these limited edition bottles from Chandon!

What are your go-to products over the holidays?

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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

VIM & VIGR Size Chart




Fabric Collections:


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 91% Nylon/9% Spandex


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 83% Moisture-wick Nylon/17% Nylon


  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex


  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.