Foot Health Awareness Month: Put Your Best Foot Forward with VIM & VIGR

April 18, 2017

Foot Health Awareness Month: Put Your Best Foot Forward with VIM & VIGR

As silly as it may sound, our feet don’t get the credit they deserve. Whether you kick them up, dip ‘em in, or start off on the right one, your feet play a huge role in your everyday life, and help you walk, run, and explore. That’s why we’re teaming up with our friends at American Diabetes Association for National Foot Health Awareness Month – in hopes of inspiring people to be more conscientious about their foot health. If you’re ready to show your little piggies some lovin’, here’s how:

  • Invest in comfort: When it comes to shoes or insoles, it’s important to make every step of the day a little softer on your feet. By opting for support, you’ll notice that not only do your feet feel better after a long day, but your body does, too! The more comfort and support you offer your feet, the less pressure your body exerts on your legs, knees and spine. Talk about a win/win!
  • Get a massage: Need we say more? If you’ve been debating on whether or not to splurge on a nice foot massage, we’re officially giving you the go ahead (in the name of health, of course)! After days, weeks, or months of neglect, it’s possible that your feet have become victim of tight muscles and pesky knots. If you’re serious about treating yourself but also want to save (it can get pricey!), we recommend investing in a foot massager that you can use in the comfort of your own home.
  • Introduce them to VIM & VIGR: A good pair of compression socks is sure to put the pep back into your step. How? Beyond the style they add to your outfit, the graduated compression offered by VIM & VIGR legwear works to increase blood circulation in your legs and feet – leaving them, and you, feeling more energized throughout the day. Additionally, wearing compression helps to prevent swelling, varicose and spider veins, DVT, and more.

We think it’s time to take a step in the right direction and invest in the health of your feet, which is why we’re donating 10% of every online sale made in April to American Diabetes Foundation. For more information on why this cause matters to us or to shop our styles, click here





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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:

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.