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  • Best Socks For Restaurant Workers

     

    Sockwell Compression SocksIf you work in a restaurant, you are constantly on your feet. When I was a waitress, I remember coming home at the end of the day with tired legs and super sore feet. I tried different shoes (that were acceptable with the dress code) and propped my feet up when I got home, but shift after shift, my legs would still ache. As it turns out, prevention is key.

    Whether you are a waiter, waitress, bartender or chef, you can prevent fatigue at the end of your shift by wearing compression socks. Here are a few options that are perfect for people who spend a lot of time on their feet.

    More often than not, when you work in a restaurant, you have to wear a uniform or have guidelines to follow. If you're in need of a solid black sock, the VIM & VIGR Nylon Knee High is a great choice. It is made with moisture-wicking fabric to help keep your skin dry and cool, which is great if you get sweaty feet running from table to table! This sock provides 15-20mmHg compression to keep your legs energized, prevent swelling and relieve tired, achy legs. Another option is the Allegro Italian Cotton Knee High. This durable sock also provides 15-20mmHg compression and is designed with a super soft ribbed pattern and a reinforced heel and toe to prevent holes from your shoes rubbing. The Allegro Italian Cotton Sock is available in Grey, Black, Beige, Brown and Navy and is made for men and women.

    If you wear long pants (and your socks don't matter), or if you work in a place with a more relaxed dress code, try Sockwell compression socks. They come in tons of great patterns and colors. These socks are really soft and comfortable and make a big difference at the end of the day. Sockwell compression socks provide arch support and are designed with a seamless toe closure to prevent irritation. If you need a sock with more padding, try the Meta Cushion Sock, designed with Metatarsal Relief Technology to ease discomfort under the ball of the foot.

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  • How To Put On Compression Socks

     

    It's no fun to spend half your workout trying to get on a pair of socks. If you struggle to get your compression socks on quickly and easily, this trick will save you tons of time and effort. Simply follow the easy steps below:

     

    How To Put On Compression Socks - Step 1Step 1:

    With the sock turned right side out, reach inside and grab the heel of the stocking.

     

     

     

     

    How To Put On Compression Socks - Step 2Step 2:

    Holding onto the heel of the sock, turn it inside out, stopping at the heel. This creates a "pocket" to stick your foot into.

     

     

     

     

    How To Put On Compression Socks - Step 3Step 3:

    Slide your foot all the way into the sock, just over the back of the heel. Adjust the toe and heel areas to make sure they are in the right place. Make sure the sock isn't twisted around!

     

     

     

     

    How To Put On Compression Socks - Step 4Step 4:

    Grab the top of the sock and pull it over your heel and up your leg. The sock should rest about two finger-widths below the crease of your knee.

     

     

     

     

    Still need some help? Check out this video to learn more:

     

    Tip: When you are putting on sheer stockings, be careful not to snag the material. You can wear kitchen or gardening gloves to protect the fabric. There are even special donning gloves made just for compression hosiery that you can find here.

    If you're still struggling to get your compression socks on, there are donning devices and accessories you can use to make it easier.

    Still have questions? Comment below!

     

     

  • Compression Socks For Wide Calves!

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    If you have large calves, you know the struggle of finding socks or jeans that comfortably fit. Finally, VIM & VIGR designed some fashion-friendly compression socks that won't squeeze:

    VIM & VIGR Nylon Striped Compression Socks - Wide CalfNylon Collection: Grey & Purple

    This adorable striped compression sock is made with nylon and spandex and provides 15-20mmHg compression. If you sit or stand a lot during the day or your legs feel tired and achy, this sock will help to take the edge off. These socks are great to wear everyday to keep your legs looking and feeling healthy in style.

     

     

     


     

    VIM & VIGR Wool Compression Socks - Wide CalfWool Collection: Black & Purple

    This cute, argyle-patterned sock is super smooth and soft. This sock is also thermo-regulating and provides 15-20mmHg compression, which helps to prevent swelling varicose veins and blood clots. It's important to wear compression socks when traveling (especially flying) to avoid blood clots or DVT's. Even professional athletes like Serena Williams have made this mistake!

     

     


    Cotton Collection: Black & Brown

    Featuring a polka dot pattern these compression socks are now in a wide calf and provide 20-30 mmHg compression. This level of compression is ideal for boosting athletic performance, managing Dysautonomia (POTS), and to wear everyday or for travel to protect your legs from swelling and fatigue.

     

     

     

     

     


    Allegro Sheer Compression Socks

    Finally, sheer compression socks with a wide calf! These affordable sheer stockings are a fantastic deal and are available in a variety of colors with a full calf size. These compression stockings provide 15-20 mmHg compression to keep you feeling energized and prevent tired, achy legs and feet.

     

     

     


    VIM & VIGR wide calf compression socks are sized for calves up to 22". If you are looking for more options, check out our sister site, BrightLife Direct for tons of wide calf styles.

  • Compression Socks - Your Holiday Gift Giving Guide

    Compression Stockings for HolidaysIt might not be Thanksgiving yet, but the holiday season is certainly upon us. Let's give your friends and family what they really want this year: SOCKS. You might think I'm joking, but I assure you I'm not. Here's my evidence for why compression socks are the hottest gift this holiday season:

    1. A recent NYTimes article pronounced compression socks the newest must-have fashion accessory.

    2. The fashion columns have been talking about men's trouser socks all year long. Here. Here. Here.

    3. Stars like Harrison Ford, Lupita N'yongo, and Mindy Kaling were caught wearing and/or talking about their favorite support socks this year (in public!).

    4. Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon in CEP Compression Socks.

    So, how do you pick the perfect compression sock for that special someone? Here are our suggestions:

    For the Frequent Flyer: Travel socks are a must for long-haul flights - they prevent swelling and relieve tired, aching legs.

    • For that special man in your life, try a Sockwell sock. They're really soft and come in trendy, but subtle patterns.
    • For ladies, we recommend Vim & Vigr Cotton socks in polka dots or argyle for flights. We love how soft these socks are AND the cute patterns.

    For the Athlete: Athletic compression socks reduce fatigue and have been linked to improved performance

    • Triathletes: CEP Sleeves will transition seamlessly from water to land.
    • If your athlete is always complaining about aches and pains, the Sigvaris Recovery Sock will ease their pain.

    For the Workaholic: Standing for long periods of time on the job will wreak havoc on your legs, but compression socks can help prevent swelling, varicose veins and more.

    For the Expecting Mom: Help the mom-to-be by taking some pressure off of her legs with compression tights and leggings.

    Worried about sizing? Use the size charts on the product pages to help find the correct size. We're also happy to offer a really easy return policy with full refunds for all items returned within 30 days.

  • Compression for Pregnancy - Does it Help?

    VIM&VIGR Compression Socks for Expecting Moms

    Swollen ankles and feet, tired legs, varicose veins - these are all common complaints during pregnancy. I can talk all day long about the benefits of wearing compression socks to treat and prevent these symptoms, and you can read about how they help on our site, but the most compelling proof is testimonials from real-live expecting moms. Check out what moms-to-be are saying about how compression helped them:

    Katie at A Mother Thing tested out Sockwell Calf Sleeves:

    "I absolutely LOVED the calf sleeves. I didn’t want to get real socks because I have a history of very sweaty feet, so I wanted something cute that I could wear with my boots OR with sandals. These fit the bill perfectly. I’ve been wearing them A LOT, and when I last saw my doctor, she was really pleased about how much less swollen my legs and feet were. Plus, they just look really cute. Even barefoot they are kind of adorable."

    Liz at The Diabetic Mommy tried out the Preggers line of compression:

    "Let me start by saying these compression socks are so incredibly comfortable...I started the night off swollen but by the time I got home my feet were back to normal. It was amazing. I’ve washed and worn them every day since. No lie.

    Next I had to try the leggings. Those are featured in the last picture. I liked them a lot. Be warned: the first time wearing them can be a struggle. With my swollen legs and pregnant belly in the way I got quite the workout putting them on. Once I did I was in heaven. You could just feel the relief. I have to admit they have worked just as well as the website boasts. I would recommend these to all pregnant ladies, and even diabetics. After wearing these my legs/feet were like new again."

    Holly at Eat Great Be Great also tested out Preggers Leggings in a few different colors:

    "I was lucky enough to try out the leggings in black and the tights in purple. First and foremost, I was impressed with the fashionable options and colors. Typically, I tend to think of compression garments as being ugly and drab, but that’s certainly not the case with the Preggers line. I also liked the fact that the material is very soft and not at all itchy. Both these products were super comfortable, and not only helped to reduce swelling in my legs and ankles, but also provide the right amount of support for my growing belly and achy back. I could seriously wear these everyday and would highly recommend them for all my fellow pregnant mamas."

    Hollie at Mommies With Cents! checked out the VIM & VIGR socks after suffering from varicose veins during her pregnancy:

    "When I was pregnant with my first baby my varicose veins started to get worse.  They didn’t really bother me but they sure didn’t look pretty.  By the time I was pregnant with my third baby they started to cause some discomfort.  Luckily, while still unsightly, the uncomfortableness pretty much vanished after birth.  That being said, I’ve been told by doctors that this will likely change as I age.  Compression socks were recommended to help inhibit swelling, alleviate soreness and reduce or prevent spider and varicose veins in the future. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoy the styles of VIM & VIGR socks.  I’ve always liked wearing knee highs and I like fun patterns too.  These are some of the most comfortable socks and very well made.  They’re the first ones I reach for whenever they’re clean!"

    Are you wearing or did you wear compression during your pregnancy? Tell us what you thought!

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