4-Year Anniversary: A Letter from Michelle

September 24, 2017 4 Comments

4-Year Anniversary: A Letter from Michelle

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Missoula, Montana! I’m sure I’m not just speaking for myself when I say what an eventful year this has been. I can’t believe we’ve been in business for four years – in one moment it feels like an eternity and in another it feels like the blink of an eye.

We’ve had so many monumental things happen this year – from appearances on Good Morning America and QVC (plus an upcoming feature on The View!) to an interview with Forbes Magazine and many more. It’s been one of the most fun and most exhausting years yet.

We focused a lot of our attention on product design and innovation to ensure we provide you with the most cutting-edge products. Additionally, our partnerships with organizations that are near and dear to us continue to grow. I’m most excited about our Breast Cancer Awareness collaboration with Living Art of Montana and the National Breast Cancer Foundation – the design for our limited edition sock for cancer awareness, the Lily sock, was created by a cancer survivor and a portion of the proceeds will go to these two amazing organizations.

Our newly created mission statement is to support and embrace creativity, everyday wellness, and personal expression by providing specially engineered, innovative, and fashion-forward solutions. We are putting more emphasis than ever on VIM & VIGR being, first and foremost, a wellness company that provides you with solutions that help you look and feel great.

As we head into our fourth year, the VIM & VIGR team is confident that bigger and better things are to come, and we’re so excited to have you alongside us as we make them happen.

Thank you again for all of your amazing support over the past four years!

All the best,
Michelle Huie
Founder
VIM & VIGR



4 Responses

Nancy Le Buhn Pickhardt
Nancy Le Buhn Pickhardt

January 22, 2018

Just saw your Vim&Vigr compression socks featured on The View!! Just posted a picture of them from the show on my Facebook page. WAY TO GO MICHELLE!!!!! So proud of you and your local company!!!! And, I LOVE your socks! I have eight pairs and get them all the time as gifts for friends and family. My surgeon husband, Brad, wore them after his hip replacement surgery last summer and is a huge fan, too! Really happy for your success and even more in the future!!

Nancy Le Buhn Pickhardt
Nancy Le Buhn Pickhardt

January 22, 2018

Just saw your Vim&Vigr compression socks featured on The View!! Just posted a picture of them from the show on my Facebook page. WAY TO GO MICHELLE!!!!! So proud of you and your local company!!!! And, I LOVE your socks! I have eight pairs and get them all the time as gifts for friends and family. My surgeon husband, Brad, wore them after his hip replacement surgery last summer and is a huge fan, too! Really happy for your success and even more in the future!!

Amy
Amy

September 25, 2017

A HUGE congratulations to you, Michelle! I know it takes a lot of courage and brilliance to grow and amazing company like you have!

Eddie taylor
Eddie taylor

September 25, 2017

Due to a blood clotting problem, I wear my compression socks every day. I work in guest services at a local museum and get many good comments on them. They do work for me. I have not had a blood clot in 3 years.?

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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 polyester/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.