Faster Recovery with VIM & VIGR

January 15, 2016

Faster Recovery with VIM & VIGR

Okay, you’re two weeks into your New Year’s fitness resolutions and you’re feeling amazing – well, aside from the fact that your leg muscles are so sore and tight that you can hardly walk. While that pain is a nice reminder of how hard you’ve been working, the last thing you want is to overdo it and be out of commission for a long period of time. That being said, recovery is key. In order to recover faster, athletes around the world turn to compression as one of the proven tricks for feeling better, quicker. VIM & VIGR’s line of compression legwear for men and women strives to combine the health advantages of compression with style. Our high-functioning compression socks, leg sleeves and tights utilize advanced Gradient Pressure™ knitting technology to help decrease lactic acid, prevent cramps, increase oxygen delivery, and minimize muscle fatigue in order to improve fitness results and recovery. Here's what you need to know about our products:

  1. Compression Socks – VIM & VIGR’s compression socks are available for men and women in four fabric options including nylon, cotton, wool, and moisture-wick nylon and a range of designs. These stylish socks offer therapeutic pressure designed to be tightest at the ankle and gradually less tight above to increase the circulation of freshly oxygenated blood back to your legs!
  2. Compression Leg Sleeves – VIM & VIGR’s unisex leg sleeves come in our high-quality nylon fabric to offer a cooler compression option for workouts or under clothes at the office. They provide gentle compression to reenergize and support your legs all day, everyday.
  3. Compression Tights – VIM & VIGR’s newly debuted Healthiest Tights come in classic black and black argyle with full-leg compression. These stylish, high-quality tights allow you to enjoy the benefits of compression even at a formal event or in a business meeting!

This January, don’t let stiff, sore legs stop you from reaching your fitness goals – hit the ground running faster with VIM & VIGR’s advanced compression legwear!



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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:


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% 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: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex


  • 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.