Giving Back

VIM & VIGR Sponsors

Members of Living Art Missoula pictured running the Missoula Marathon in their VIM & VIGR Socks.

VIM & VIGR is made up of unique individuals from many different walks of life, but our team has one thing in common – we all believe in giving back. By keeping our employees, products and customers at our core, our company values - community, curiosity, confidence, and a customer-centric philosophy – truly drive what we do.

In our journey to support and embrace creativity, personal expression, and everyday wellness, we go beyond our product. Our hometown community in Missoula, MT has been very supportive, and we have been fortunate to give back by partnering with companies who are closely aligned with our mission. Locally, these partners include the Missoula Art Museum, Living Art of Montana, the MT Human Rights Network, Missoula Rises,  and the Watson Children’s Shelter. We also have joined forces with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, and XSports4Vets – national organizations that have similar beliefs.

The Missoula Art Museum supports local and regional artists and by exhibiting the best new art in the region and stimulating new ideas. The museum is free to the public and boasts eight exhibition spaces, a library, education center, and an inviting information lounge. They believe in art that inspires all of us.

Living Art of Montana is a partnership that we hope continues for years to come. They use the arts to support healing and offer free art workshops for people experiencing cancer, chronic illness, and loss. For the past two years, we have proudly incorporated art by a member of the Living Art community into our Breast Cancer Awareness Sock. You can learn more about the design of this year’s sock here.

We have also had the privilege of working with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, an organization that strives to educate and help individuals about breast cancer and the importance of early diagnoses.

Another local group that aligns with our mission is Missoula Rises, which is a community-led coalition committed to the protection of the rights of all Missoula community members, as well as the surrounding areas. They hope to effectuate local change with the intent to have an impact on a larger scale.

The MT Human Rights Network teams up with Missoula Rises to promote values such as equality and justice, and challenge bigotry and intolerance. They stand for the rights of every human being.

The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people impacted by diabetes.

XSports4Vets is dedicated to helping our nation’s heroes through extreme sports to facilitate return to civilian life. This program also enables veterans to spend time together and support one another. Participants received VIM & VIGR socks to provide healthy steps forward in their lives.

Our partner organizations have such a positive impact on individuals. We are very fortunate to be able to be a part of their remarkable stories and are honored to do our part to help. Thank you for helping us support these programs!

VIM & VIGR Compression Legwear

 

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.