You can usually decide your size on a pair of socks by using your shoe size. If you have thick calves it might be a good idea to go up a size. We have a measuring table below that can also help you along.
Compression socks are meant to fit tightly over your legs without having to fold the top of the sock. A rule of thumb is that there should be about a two finger wide gap below the fold of the knee and the edge of the sock. It is recommended that you rinse or wash your socks after every use to help maintain optimal compression
To ensure comfortable fit, measure the circumference of the thinnest part of your ankle and the largest part of your calf to assure that the correct size is selected. It is important to measure it right away in the morning as your legs will not have had time to swell.
When choosing your support socks it is important that you pick out the ones that have graded support, meaning that the pressure is at its highest around the ankles and fading as it travels up towards the knee. If the socks do not have graded support there is a risk they might end up having the opposite effect of what they are supposed to. It is also important that the support socks you end up choosing do not have hard elastic at the top as that might prevent the blood from flowing upwards.
Are you having trouble finding the correct size for your support socks? Perhaps you have thick calves and need to go up a size when it comes to your calf size but your ankle size fits better with a smaller size?
Our classic rib knitted support socks are elastic and will fit well even if your calves are a bit thicker.
If you only need a lighter support then you might find that our ankle socks are the better socks for you. They have a lighter support around the ankles and help prevent swollen feet. If you do not have a problem with swollen feet and instead suffer from tired legs, then our calf sleeves might suit you best. Our calf sleeves are made in the same way our support socks are, only they do not have feet.
If you put on a pair of support socks and you get a feeling of discomfort you should take them off. Most likely if that happens is that the socks are not the right size for you.
Our socks made using organic cotton will shrink after washing them. The shape of our rib knitted support socks (Our Classic model with an emblem or stripes) are thinner than our patterned support socks, which are thicker and bigger. This is because they are knitted using a different technique and they have to be fully-fashioned in order get the correct compression, which is not the case with the rib knitted support socks.
Our socks made using wool will shrink after washing them. While they are being washed the wool will go through a mechanical process which makes it soft and comfortable.
When you choose our knee-highs with lace it is important not to go below the calf circumference shown below. The reason for this is because the silicon in the socks will not stick to your legs, which is what keeps them in place. If you have thin legs and you are between two different sizes in regards to your calves it might be a good idea to pick the smaller size. The same is true for our stay-ups as well, but then it is about the thigh circumference.
When choosing compression tights made from nylon it is important to take your length into consideration. The tights are generally small in their sizes. Also, do not forget to choose a size that leaves some room for your toes. The feet on nylon socks are not as elastic as they are on socks made from cotton so we would not recommend going down a size in regards to your feet.
The size table below shows the dimensions around the ankle and calf that gives a compression of 18-21mmHg. The length of your legs also affects this. If you know you have long shins we would recommend that you go up in size, otherwise the calf sleeves will most likely feel like they are too short. If you have short and thick shins you can stay in the size that match your measurements since length is usually swallowed up by the width.
The size that you should choose for your wrist warmers depends on what you want to achieve. Do you want to use wrist warmers purely for the warmth or do you also want a light support?
The measuring table below will give you an idea whether you should up in size so that the wrist warmers are not too tight.