Compression Socks Sizing

Size Chart

Getting the right fit is important! You can find your sock, sleeve or tights size using the charts below. If you have questions about sizing, email us at orders@vimvigr.com. We're happy to help!

Compression Socks

All of our socks are unisex. Sizing is based on shoe size & calf circumference. Use the chart below to find your size.

SIZE WOMEN  MEN EUR CALF CIRCUMFERENCE
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"
XL/2XL (Tall) 16 - 19 13.5 - 16.5 46 - 50 15" - 19"


Compression Leg Sleeves

UNISEX SIZING SIZE 1  SIZE 2 SIZE 3
Calf Circumference 12" - 15" 15" - 18" 17" - 21"


The Healthiest Tights

WEIGHT (lbs.)
HEIGHT
100
120
140
160
180
200
220
240
5'0"
5'2"
5'4"
SIZE 1
5'6"
SIZE 2
5'8"
5'10"
SIZE 3
6'0"
6'2"

Sizing FAQs

What if I'm between sizes?

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 orders@vimvigr.com.

How do I know if I need a "wide calf" size?

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.

Why do some of my socks feel tighter than others?

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.

Cotton COTTON

  • 200 needle-count 
  • Premium natural cotton fiber
  • Multi-dimensional weave for comfort and breathability
Nylon NYLON
  • 400 needle-count for strength & flexibility
  • Multi-dimensional weave for breathability
  • Superior strength and stretch

Moisture-wick Nylon MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for superior flexibility and comfort
  • Draw sweat and moisture off of skin
  • Lightweight fabric stretches wide while maintaining strength

Merino Wool MERINO WOOL

  • 200 needle count
  • Sustainably sourced, high-quality, double-covered elastic fibers
  • Naturally breathable, moisture-wicking and odor-fighting

Compression Levels

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each 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 VIM & VIGR legwear is offered in a 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg and 30-40 mmHg.

LEVEL SUPPORT USES & APPLICATIONS

 

15-20 mmHg

Moderate

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

Moderate to Firm

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

Firm

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.

 

Still wondering about sizing? Watch this video explanation of how compression socks should free.