Where Can I Buy Compression Socks?
by azengear on Jun 30, 2017
Given the popularity of compression garments for both health and everyday comfort purposes alike, they can be picked up pretty much anywhere these days. The vast majority of High Street chemists stock extensive collections, every imaginable shape, size and specification can be bought online and it’s not uncommon to find them in your average supermarket.
With millions having begun the routine use of compression socks for use during longer flights, they can also be bought in almost any airport in the world. However, it’s important to remember that there are often enormous differences from one product to the next, in terms of overall quality. While it’s of course important to ensure that you pick up the most appropriate size and specification for your needs, there’s also much to be said for quality.
The quality of the compression garments you select will be directly reflected in their softness and smoothness, breathability and whether (and to what extent) they are capable of wicking moisture away from the body. Other factors affected by quality include the overall comfort and accuracy of fit to expect, the likelihood of wrinkling and what kind of lifespan you can expect from the garments. Whereas some are designed to continue working effectively on an indefinite basis, others are prone to tearing, stretching and generally degrading from the very first use.
And of course, fashion often plays a pivotal role in determining the price you can expect to pay. Compression garments vary in terms of styling from those that are purely functional to others that are practically catwalk-ready. Although paying over the odds doesn’t necessarily guarantee superior products, it is wise to stay away from compression products that are practically given away.
Overall quality is of even more importance when looking for compression products for the treatment of medical conditions and health complaints. When purchasing compression socks for medical purposes (as opposed to simply for recreational use or comfort), it is advisable to speak to a professional for advice on the brands and general specifications to go with.