I wore compression socks for a long time, then stopped. Now I am back wearing them since I stand for 10+ hour shifts. These really really help me. My legs don’t feel so achey when I get out of work. My ankles are no longer swelling, though I can see the swelling happening above the socks after I’ve worked a full day. I got this pair and then two mystery packs, for a total of 5 pairs. I plan on collecting more of these. I love fun socks. And now I have a pair of clear clogs, so everyone else has been commenting on my cute socks. I have been burned a few times by other compression socks that I have purchased online, but these are fantastic, so I’ll be staying with this company.