If you suffer from tired feet, swollen legs and joint pain during a long flight, bus ride, train ride or road trip, there’s an easy fix that’ll help you travel with less stress – both physically and mentally. Enter, compression socks.
From Footwear News:
It’s a common problem on long flights: swollen ankles and legs from long periods of inactivity. As a remedy, many doctors recommend walking through the aisles regularly to get the blood pumping, but another solution is to wear compression socks on your next trip.
Such socks feature a tighter weave in the toe and foot that helps boost your circulation. Most everyday wearers can benefit from styles with moderate graduated compression, which has been known to reduce swelling, ease tired legs and help with muscle recovery.
Below are few styles to pack for your next travel plans.
1. Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Compression Sock
Smartwool’s compression socks have long been a favorite among athletes to help them recover after a long run — or a sprint down the airport terminal.
2. Hue Compression Tights
If your schedule calls for heading to meetings straight from your flight, then you’ll want a pair of these light compression tights from Hue. They’ll keep you feeling good and looking great.
3. Zensah Fresh Legs Compression Socks
Zensah’s knee-high compression socks are made from a blend of Tencel fabrics, which are moisture-wicking and anti-odor — ideal for those long transatlantic journeys.
4. Farm to Feet Charlotte Compression Sock
It’s all in the name. Farm to Feet’s Charlotte graduated compression sock is made especially for jet-setters. And best of, the wool-blend style is made in America.
5. Comfortiva Graduated Compression Socks 3-Pack
Frequent fliers will want to pick up this three-pack from Comfortiva, featuring a brightly colored striped sock, a polka-dot look and a classic black style.
6. Vim & Vigr Compression Socks
Since 2013, Vim & Vigr has been focused on fashion as well as wellness. Its selection of graduated compression socks come in fun patterns that can take you anywhere.
7. Darn Tough Trail Legs Compression Sock
Darn Tough Vermont specializes in Made in the USA socks that are engineered for rugged hikes and treks, so the company guarantees its products for life. If the socks don’t perform, you can return them through the brand’s website.
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