* Cool compression socks for the gym, the trails and more
* Breathable all day relief that won’t suffocate your feet
* Designed to help relieve foot pain from plantar fasciitis
Can socks do more than just keep your feet from touching your shoes? Apparently they can. Thousands swear that these popular, lightweight compression socks help relieve soreness and foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
These aren’t the more intense compression socks recommended for those with diabetic issues or vascular difficulties, but a more flexible, breathable version that still gives some much-needed support. They provide support when you’re moving around, or can be wore at home while you put your feet up. The compression helps to encourage blood circulation, reducing inflammation and speeding up the healing process.
Reviewers say the socks not only cushion their soles, but also help to relieve nagging foot pain over time. Designed for both men and women (and in a variety of sizes and colors), here are four of the best-reviewed pairs to get.
1. Rymora Ankle Socks
Available in a range of colors, these supportive ankle socks boast 4.4-star reviews (out of 5) and are said to relieve the frustrating pain of plantar fasciitis to help you stay on your feet longer. Their ergonomic fit and 20% elastane material make them super stretchy, flexible and durable — great for athletes who need some extra movement and support.
2. RFS Ankle Sleeves
These sleeves help maintain ankle joint stability and can help relieve inflammation and fallen arch symptoms too. Great for gym goers and long-distance walkers, they’re orthopedic and rheumatologist-recommended.
3. Plantar Fasciitis Socks
These durable, comfortable unisex ankle socks help to improve foot circulation and help relieve plantar fasciitis pain. We like the nude color, which blends in easily under your clothes when you don’t want your socks showing up your outfit.
4. Bitly Compression Sleeves
Made from moisture-wicking, soft and supportive material, these all-day compression sleeves are designed to help reduce nagging heel pain and they come in a variety of sizes so you can get a perfect fit. The socks are available in multiple colors and boast a 4.3-star rating from more than 6300 reviews online.