Caring for Your Socks

April 02, 2015 1 Comment

Caring for Your Socks

So you just got your first pair of VIM & VIGR compression socks and you’re already planning out when you’ll use them: after your 6a.m. yoga class, during your eight hour work day, on the plane to Hawaii…yeah, you’re going to want to wear them a lot. That’s why it’s so important to take good care of them and get lots of use out of the amazing Advanced Gradient Pressure™ knitting technology. Luckily, caring for your compression socks really couldn’t be easier.

You’ll want to wash them after each wear (especially if you’re running or working out in them). Simply set your washing machine on delicate and cold water. You can use the dryer if you’re in a hurry, but air drying will actually help preserve the elasticity, as well as the quality of the fabric. They usually don’t take very long to air dry, anyway! If you’re traveling, one awesome tip from our founder, Michelle, is to wash your socks in the hotel sink or tub – the Nylon or Moisture-wick Nylon fabrics dry extremely quickly and they’re really easy to hand wash. Brilliant!

Now you know just how easy it is to keep your VIM & VIGR compression socks in top condition. Once you wear them for a day or two, you’ll get why this is so important! These socks are an investment worth making for athletes, travelers, pregnant moms, sitters, standers and everyone in-between. How do you care for your VIM & VIGR?





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Tomi Rautio
Tomi Rautio

September 29, 2015

We are you getting the tights in.

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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.

Size Chart - VIM & VIGR Fashionable Compression Legwear

Sleeves & Tights

 

Fabric Collections:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 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: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex

COTTON

  • 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

MERINO WOOL

  • 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.