Need More Support? Try VIM & VIGR’s New Higher Compression Level

February 25, 2016

Need More Support? Try VIM & VIGR’s New Higher Compression Level

VIM & VIGR’s higher compression level (20-30 mmHg) compression socks are available in a number of our most popular styles.  See the full selection.

As many of you know, the majority of VIM & VIGR’s compression legwear is offered in 15-20 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), which is a moderate compression level that is perfect for all day, everyday wear. We love providing this compression level to customers because it is highly effective and comfortable, no matter what you’ve got going on throughout your day. At 15-20 mmHg, your compression socks, leg sleeves or tights will relieve tired and achy legs, inhibit swelling, help prevent varicose veins, spider veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and more. Not too shabby, right? However, if your doctor recommends that you wear a higher level of compression, we also offer four of our most-loved styles in 20-30 mmHg, which is a firm compression level that will give your legs the extra support that they need. 

A compression level of 20-30 mmHg boasts the same benefits as the moderate level, only slightly intensified. According to AbsoluteMedical.com, some instances in which you should consider upping your compression dose may include post-surgical and post-sclerotherapy, if you have moderate to severe edema or lymphatic edema, and if you have superficial thrombophlebitis. Additionally, firm compression is effective in preventing DVT, orthostatic hypotension and moderate to severe varicose veins, particularly during pregnancy. (If you have any of these health conditions, be sure to talk to you doctor first about which compression level would be most effective for you!)

We hope that you enjoy our new higher compression level collection! If you have more questions about the difference in compression levels, please leave them in a comment below. We can’t wait to help you #UpgradeYourSocks!





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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: 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.