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Cheap compression impostor.
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2020
HOW does this sock have good reviews?! First, the toe seam is so poorly and thinly stitched, it will undoubtedly develop holes in a matter of a few wears. Second, the toe box is so oddly shaped, it leaves points sticking out on either side of the toes. The foot material is thin and slippery - I am sliding around inside my shoes today and they squeak every time I take a step. When stretched, the colors of the socks become distorted, as the base color (white or black) shows through. They were a beast to get on, but once on it is clear they aren't true compression (especially not 20-30 mmHg.) Sorry, but tight does NOT equal compression. True compression wear is graduated, 100% at the ankle, about 70% halfway up the garment, and 20-30% at the top. If anything, these are the opposite, tighter at the top than the bottom.
All that being said, I bought them because I am pregnant and am having trouble with aches, and swelling, and developing varicose veins. I probably should have returned these, but I figure SOMETHING is better than nothing, so I kept them and am wearing them until my true (very old lady-ish) compression gear arrives. I CAN tell a bit of difference between my calves, covered in the socks, and my thighs, not covered in the socks. My calves don't hurt as much as my thighs, and not as much as usual. Imagine how good I might feel if I had been given what I paid for!