When most people think of compression socks, they think of their grandparent’s socks or hosiery. Well, there are new compression socks in town and I’m willing to bet you’ll love them!
I tried my first pair of Sockwell Socks this fall when we started carrying them in our pharmacy and fell in love right away. Interestingly enough, I was also given a free pair of compression socks from another company that same week. I tried both pairs, and there was a huge difference for me. I wore both pair of compression socks to work and here’s what I found:
I am a very hot natured person. EVERYONE in the pharmacy knows when I work the AC is going to be blasting and they need to wear more clothes. When I wore the regular compression socks my feet were on fire and I couldn’t wait to take them off in my car. I even took my shoes off at work during my break because my feet were so sweaty.
When I wore the Sockwell Socks to work, my feet felt great!
My feet were not hot or sweaty, they felt just like they did with my regular socks. Sockwell Socks are made of merino wool. When I heard that, I immediately thought 3 things:
- These socks are going to make my feet too hot,
- Wool normally makes me itch so I probably can’t wear these,
- I’m going to have to hand wash these socks
After wearing the Sockwell Socks, here’s what I actually learned: wool provides thermoregulation, which means it helps maintain your body temperature so you don’t get too hot or too cold. Sockwell Socks are so soft you would never guess they are made of wool. I usually can’t wear wool sweaters or scarfs because my skin is so sensitive, but I can comfortably wear Sockwell Socks due to the merino wool fabric. Another fun fact about wool is it provides moisture wicking, which means it absorbs sweat, but then it evaporates it away so your feet are not sweaty or stinky.
My favorite thing about Sockwell Socks is that I can turn them inside out, put them in washer with my work clothes, and dry them in the dryer on low. I’m a busy mom, wife, and pharmacist and I don’t have time to do loads of laundry all day. Oh, and you guessed it…that regular pair of compression socks, I had to hand wash and air dry them.
I’ve told you why these Sockwell Socks are fabulous, but I haven’t told you why I wear them.
I’m a pharmacist so I stand on my feet for 8-9 hours a day while I’m at work. Like most pharmacists, healthcare providers, and any profession where you stand all day, your legs get tired and you are concerned about developing ‘spider veins’ or varicose veins. I know a lot of healthcare professionals that swear by compression socks, but before now I could never bring myself to wear a pair. Did I mention I get hot easily and have you seen the typical compression socks? I’m not that old yet.
Sockwell Socks come in so many fun colors and styles no one will even know they are compression socks! I love my purple socks and I get so many compliments on them. Now my legs and feet feel great when I wear Sockwell Socks, and I don’t notice my feet feeling tired at the end of the day like they used to.
Come by Sona today and check out our selection of men’s and women’s Sockwell Socks! I promise your feet won’t get tired of not being tired.
Tasha Michaels PharmD, BCACP Director of Clinical Services
Photo Credit: Sockwell Socks