Fashion Series: Compression Socks Benefits for the Fall Fashion Enthusiast

October 02, 2013

Fashion Series: Compression Socks Benefits for the Fall Fashion Enthusiast

Compression socks? Hmmm? The memory of an elderly family member using these knee high socks (typically sported in black, white, or tan) to ease foot pain or arthritis may come to mind. Yet there seems to be a rising trend among the twenty to thirty-something generation endorsing the health benefits of compression legwear.

We sit (for long hours). We stand. We walk. We run.

All of the above warrant the need for compression socks. Why? They’re specifically designed to help with circulation of the blood within the legs. Compression therapy boosts circulation bringing beneficial nutrients and oxygenated blood to the legs and feet. People often report an invigorated and even refreshed feeling (insert [sigh] of relief) brought to their lower extremities - often decreasing any weakness or pain that they might’ve been experiencing. According to an article from RunningCompetitor.com, compression socks increase oxygen delivery, decrease lactic acid, prevent cramps, and minimize muscle fatigue.

The fall season brings the desire for warm, comfy clothes without sacrificing fashion. For the fashion conscious customer the simple black and white may appeal to our monochrome sense, but let’s face it…some of us crave more from our sock wardrobe – even if it is therapeutic. VIM & VIGR boasts an eye-candy, box full of flavorful color patterns to please the sock-stylist in all of us. From classic argyle, to colorful stripes, and even your basic solids there’s a superb variety to choose from. The added bonus is that they are well-designed compression socks for women that feature Gradient Pressure™ knitting technology with 15-20 mmHg graduated compression. Yep, you can sport them and feel good, literally, about your sock choice, because they are actually good for you!

Think of your most comfortable shoes that also happen to be cute. VIM & VIGR socks fit “snugly” into this fashionable category.





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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.