Introducing VIM & VIGR’s New Compression Leg Sleeves

July 23, 2015

Introducing VIM & VIGR’s New Compression Leg Sleeves

Okay friends, the word is out – we unveiled our brand new compression leg sleeves for men and women last week, and we can’t wait to hear what you think! Our new line of black, high-quality leg sleeves uses the same advanced Gradient Pressure™ knitting technology found in our socks that works to energize legs by increasing the circulation of freshly oxygenated blood. These amazing leg sleeves will help alleviate achiness, heaviness and soreness as well as aid in post-workout recovery to support and boost your leg health.

We are really excited to be launching this new product for a number of reasons, the first being that we can offer the benefits of compression to more people. How? Well, not everyone wants to flaunt their socks. According to Michelle Huie, the founder of VIM & VIGR, this new collection of leg sleeves is “the ultimate solution for people looking to experience the health benefits of graduated compression and their favorite sandals.  These sleeves offer more versatility for our consumers to wear them under their pants undetected with any shoes or during a workout to add muscle stability and recovery.”

On top of all that, less coverage means less heat, which is a great thing in the summer. They are made with our very popular moisture-wick nylon fabric, which allows for flexibility and breathability. Wearing compression leg sleeves in place of your compression socks on the hottest days of the season will allow you to keep your cool and boost your circulation. From athletes to expecting moms to anyone working on their feet, these sleeves will become your favorite summer accessory – they’re foot loose and fancy free!  

Another reason that we’re pumped about this fabulous and footless product is because it means that we are no longer just a sock company – we are now a legwear brand, and this is big for us. VIM & VIGR started in September 2013 to bring the benefits of compression to more people who need everyday relief from sluggish, swollen and sore legs. Since then, we have not only helped thousands of men and women energize their legs and find their expression in compression – we are starting to change the public’s perception of “compression stockings” and who they are made for (remember this article?). You should definitely expect to see more variations of our compression legwear, and if you ever have pattern suggestions or color requests, drop us a line. We want to hear from you!





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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:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 91% Nylon/9% 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: 83% Moisture-wick Nylon/17% Nylon

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.