Reduce Swelling + Decrease Risk of Blood Clots 

Sitting for long periods on a plane, train, or in a car can cause blood and fluid to pool in the lower legs and feet leading to swelling. We call this potato feet. 🥔👟

Even worse? Stagnant blood flow may cause deep vein clotting, which can lead to pulmonary embolism and other dangerous medical conditions. That's why many doctors recommend knee-high compression socks for long-haul flights. 


Improve Blood Circulation + Make Travel Easier

On travel days that involve sitting for long periods of time, wear compression socks to reduce the side effects of edema. Compression socks work their magic by gently squeezing the legs to increase blood flow from your legs and feet back towards your heart. Once the blood starts to move, swelling subsides (goodbye potato feet). You'll also lower the risk of developing blood clots that can lead to DVT (deep vein thrombosis). That’s why we recommend reaching for them before your next long flight or train ride. 

Wherever wanderlust takes you, from New York to Tokyo, pack your carry-on with compression socks for travel. Frequent airline passengers swear by graduated compression therapy and the comfort that comes from a compression level gradient. High-quality graduated compression socks provide a larger amount of pressure at the ankle and less at the calf, promoting healthy blood flow from the feet to the heart. Our most popular level of compression, 15-25 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), also helps prevent varicose veins, lactic acid buildup, and discomfort. Air travel is easy with Comrad socks.


Alleviate Edema + Pain Resulting From Circulation Issues 

Thanks to gravity, the most challenging place for your body to pump and circulate blood is from your heart down to your feet and back. When you’re standing or sitting for long periods of time, this becomes even more challenging for your body. As a result, blood tends to pool in the lower legs. Healthcare professionals know that poor circulation can lead to a number of dangerous side effects. An unhealthy buildup of fluids may cause pain, venous insufficiency, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT).


Boost Circulation of Freshly Oxygenated Blood + Reduce Swelling

Compression socks work by gently squeezing your ankles and legs, forcing your veins to narrow and increasing the speed of blood flow. Improved blood circulation lowers your risk of vascular conditions, such as varicose veins, blood clots, and embolism. Graduated compression therapy assists venous return, helping your blood flow from the feet to the heart. You’ll notice an improvement in peripheral edema, lymphedema, and other medical conditions that cause swollen legs. 

Say goodbye to excess fluid retention with help from comfortable knee-high socks. Medical grade compression assists your circulatory system, allowing you to eliminate waste fluids faster. Meanwhile, improved blood flow keeps your legs feeling light and lean. Wear compression socks with 15-25 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) to prevent edema and its side effects. With the right socks, it’s possible to reduce painful swelling and feel better fast.


Avoid Blood Clots + Decrease Chance of Spider Veins

Besides expecting a bundle of joy, most moms-to-be can also expect edema—swelling in the lower legs, ankles, and feet caused by the normal increase of blood volume and fluid during pregnancy. In addition, some pregnant women may experience vascular issues like varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Blood clots in your deep veins can put you at high risk for life-threatening complications and severe swelling. That's why so many women wear compression socks during pregnancy. 


Improve Blood Flow + Reduce Leg Swelling

Knee-high compression socks work their magic by gently squeezing the legs to promote blood flow from your legs and feet back towards your heart, resulting in better overall blood circulation. Medical professionals recommend maternity compression socks as an effective way to reduce pregnancy-related edema and lower your risk of blood clots. With a pair of compression socks, your lower extremities won't keep growing, month after month. 

Leg pain? We've got that covered. We're not saying your third trimester will be a breeze—compression socks don't stop hormonal changes, morning sickness, or back pain—but wearing compression socks during pregnancy can take off some of the pressure. After all, you have enough to worry about. Our 15-25 mmHg graduated compression socks, made from moisture-wicking antimicrobial fabric, ensure that your legs feel comfortable (even when the rest of your body doesn’t).


Maximize Performance + Avoid Soreness

Both elite and everyday athletes experience the same issues—feeling sluggish, enduring leg cramps, and battling shin splints after strenuous workouts. A dedication to exercising can put a lot of strain and stress on the body, but by simply switching your socks, you can help elevate your athletic performance, avoid injury, and reduce muscle soreness after your workout. 


Improve Circulation = More Energy + Less Lactic Acid Build Up

If you've ever felt muscle pain or soreness during a bootcamp, run, or strenuous workout, you’re not alone. Compression therapy offers potential benefits, including a more energized lower body, improved running performance, and better athletic form. Our most popular socks, which offer compression of 15-25 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), also have moisture-wicking fabric and arch support to assist you throughout your workout. Graduated compression socks even reduce the buildup of lactic acid (the culprit behind post-workout soreness). Who knew that soreness could be optional? 😉 

Wearing compression garments on the lower legs can actually increase blood flow throughout your entire body. Faster oxygen delivery gives you less muscle fatigue and more energy for a high-intensity workout. Better blood circulation has other health benefits, too, reducing incidence of blood clots, varicose veins, leg swelling, delayed onset muscle soreness, and medical conditions associated with venous insufficiency. 

Studies show that compression socks work to improve functional recovery and reduce oxidative stress. Regular spandex socks can’t compete.


Combat Everyday Fatigue + Reduce Muscle Aches 

Pavement-pounders, desk job desperados, and on-your-feet pros—modern life demands a lot from our bodies. Many people experience leg fatigue that comes from varicose veins, edema, or blood clots. If you struggle with tired legs, you might need a break from sitting (or standing). 

When it’s not possible to press pause during long hours of work, maintaining healthy blood circulation is the key to staying energized and performing at your best. Conquer everything on that to-do list while keeping yourself safe from deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, and other circulatory issues. With healthy blood flow, you can prevent heaviness, soreness, and health problems associated with excessive sitting or standing. 


Stimulate Blood Flow + Boost Energy Levels.

Meet your everyday wellness companions. Knee high graduated compression socks increase blood circulation to keep you energized. We know that physical activity might not always be on your agenda, but compression socks make your lower legs feel like they're getting a workday workout. More blood pumping means more oxygen getting to your extremities, which means less end-of-day fatigue and more energized legs throughout your day. 

Whether you work in a healthcare clinic or a call center, you should leave leg swelling, lymphedema, and poor circulation at the door. With a pair of compression socks, you may be able to keep medical conditions associated with standing and sitting—venous insufficiency, fluid buildup, plantar fasciitis, DVT—at bay. Office workers and waitresses, rejoice. Your lower body deserves some paid time off.


Reduce Muscle Soreness + Clear Lactic Acid 

Post-workout, many athletes experience a temporary reduction in athletic performance, caused by muscle fatigue, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), shin splints, edema, and various minor injuries. Needing time for recovery is normal. Still, prolonged recovery can disrupt training schedules for serious athletes. Even for amateurs, faster recovery has potential benefits—both on and off the field. Studies have shown that compression socks help to oxygenate cells and to clear lactate build-up and other waste materials from the bloodstream. The end result? A pair of compression socks may be the key to feeling better faster.


Improve Blood Flow + Supercharge Training

In addition to preventing varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis, compression therapy also jumpstarts your functional recovery. Studies of runners, cyclists, netball players, and other athletes suggest that wearing compression gear after a workout improves subsequent athletic performance. Compression garments work by boosting your blood circulation, which enables your lower body to feel more energized. In particular, graduated compression socks assist your lower legs, including your shin and calf muscles, by forcing deoxygenated blood and waste fluids out of your legs. 

With moisture-wicking fabrics, durability, and precise compression levels measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHG), Comrad delivers more than regular running socks. Recovery compression socks lead to health benefits you can feel—better circulation, less muscle soreness, and more stamina.