Six Ways We’re Wearing Compression

April 12, 2018

Six Ways We’re Wearing Compression

What are compression socks good for, you ask?

Our VIM & VIGR friends and family have answered that question in a hundred ways over the years. A few of our recent favorite VIM & VIGR scenes showcase how our customers are rocking their therapeutic threads.

Here’s what they say compression is good for:

A mountain run…

@culvie26 shows off her socks high above Missoula on a trail run. “It’s not about how far or how fast you go.... just get up and GO,” she says.

Lounging on the beach…

There’s not much better than a lazy beach day. Except maybe a lazy beach day with our Petite Dot socks keeping your toes warm!

Waiting in the airport…

It’s not glamorous, but we’ve all been there. Compression socks keep your legs travel-ready in any situation.

Long shifts at work…

We love the fun, contrasting colors in this outfit by one of our nurse friends.

Celebrating spring…

@thefitfork takes advantage of spring wildflowers on a beautiful run. How’s that for some motivation?

Every day in the office…

A little yellow on yellow can brighten even the longest work day! Our socks might inspire you to kick your feet up and get some work done, too.

What’s your favorite way to wear compression socks? Let us know in the comments – or tag us @vimvigr on social media so we can see your style!

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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:


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 91% Nylon/9% 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: 83% Moisture-wick Nylon/17% Nylon


  • 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.