Compression Sock Size Guide
Compression levels & Sizing
To ensure the perfect fit, we make our compression socks with varying calf circumferences and shoe sizes. We recommend knowing those measurements when referencing the charts below!
At VIM & VIGR we pride ourselves in offering a large selection of sizes in all our designs. We have wide calf options in all our designs so more people can enjoy the benefits of compression.
To ensure you have the most comfortable compression sock possible, we recommend measuring the circumference of your calf, then using the size chart below to order!
All of our socks are unisex. Sizing is based on shoe size & calf circumference. Use the chart below to find your size.
|S/M||5 - 8||3.5 - 6.5||36 - 39||12" - 16"|
|Wide Calf S/M||5 - 8||3.5 - 6.5||36 - 39||17" - 21"|
|M/L||8.5 - 11.5||7 - 10||39 - 42||13" - 17"|
|Wide Calf M/L||8.5 - 11.5||7 - 10||39 - 42||17" - 21"|
|L/XL||12 - 15||10.5 - 13.5||42 - 46||14" - 18"|
|Wide Calf L/XL||12 - 15||10.5 - 13.5||42 - 46||17" - 21"|
Compression Leg Sleeves
|UNISEX SIZING||SIZE 1||SIZE 2||SIZE 3|
|Calf Circumference||12" - 15"||15" - 18"||17" - 21"|
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If you're in between sizes, take into consideration your body type and what you are generally most comfortable in. Do you find that you often size up in shoes or pants? Do you have wide feet or narrow? Do you like a really tight fit for the feeling of support?
Don't forget we do offer postage-paid free returns & exchanges - so if the first size you try isn't a perfect fit, we'll happily help you find one that does.
Need help with sizing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our wide calf sizes accommodate a calf circumference of 17-21," measured at the widest point of the calf. To measure your calves, use a tape measure or a piece of string that you can lay alongside a ruler.
If your calf measures between a wide calf and standard calf size, we recommend trying the standard calf size first. Compression socks should feel tight, like a gentle hug for your legs.
You may find that a pair of your compression socks feels tighter than the others, even in the same size. This is normal! Different fabrics will feel differently on your legs. For example, nylon socks may feel more compressive due to the denser weave (400 needle-count) - however, they offer the same compression that you'd get from the same compression level in a cotton sock. Customers often remark that our cotton socks feel the most stretchy & easy to put on.
Our products are regularly tested and quality-checked to ensure they fall within the listed compression range and correct size measurements - so you can be assured that the socks you're wearing are delivering all the benefits of graduated compression.
It's important to note that some of our more complex designs do have stitching on the inside that some say makes the sock feel tighter or harder to put on. This is the nature of a sock that has the design woven into the fabric, rather than printed on the surface. If you are concerned about fit, we do recommend starting with our simpler designs to begin getting your legs used to the feeling of wearing compression socks.
Graduated compression is generally 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.
Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels. You'll see these levels expressed in millimeters of mercury (mmHg), which is a metric of pressure commonly used within the medical field to measure things like blood pressure.
|LEVEL||SUPPORT||USES & APPLICATIONS|
Ideal for all-day, every day wear. Offers moderate support to reduce ankle and leg swelling, ease tired and achy legs, and aid in muscle recovery.
Commonly used for travel, mild to moderate edema, pregnancy, spider and varicose veins.
20-30 mmHg is a medical grade compression level and often comes as a prescription or recommendation by a healthcare provider. Please consult with your healthcare provider before choosing this level of support.
Commonly used for moderate edema, lymphedema, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), pre and post-surgical applications, moderate spider and varicose veins.
30-40 mmHg is a prescription compression level and is often prescribed by a doctor for treating health conditions such as venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and lymphedema.
Please consult with your healthcare provider before choosing this level of support.
Moderate support that's ideal for all-day, everyday wear. Great for travel, mild to moderate edema, pregnancy, achiness, spider and varicose veins.
Moderate to firm support that's commonly recommended for edema, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), lymphedema, pre- and post-surgical applications and moderate varicose veins.
Firm support that usually comes as a prescription from a doctor, used for treating conditions such as venous insufficiency, DVT, lymphedema and dysautonomia.