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Compression Stockings in Summer: Your Guide to Comfort and Style

What comes to mind when you think of compression stockings? Thick, wool socks and the dead of winter? In actuality, summer compression stockings are just as popular. The sweltering heat can add several obstacles for those who need compression gear and people with summer leg health concerns. Keep reading to find out how to pivot from your winter needs and wear compression stockings comfortably this summer!

Who Needs Compression Stockings In The Summer?

Compression stockings help with many summer foot health issues by improving blood flow, reducing the risk of blood clotting and reducing heat-related swelling

These benefits can become more imperative in the summer for many people. First, you may amp up your traveling, which can lead to spending long hours cooped up in planes, trains and cars – wreaking havoc on your lower leg health. They’re also essential for those with health concerns that are exacerbated by heat, like chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, and pregnancy

Best Comfortable Compression Wear for the Summer

Sigvaris sea island cotton and linen Summer compression stockings

The number one thing to remember when inquiring about summer compression stockings? Cotton! 

You should wear socks made with cotton since it’s a natural fibre that also functions as a water absorber, letting air in and out while wicking away excess summer foot sweat. In other words, cotton socks are breathable, lightweight and have solid ventilation. Additionally, you may want open-toe designs for extra airflow. 

When it comes to practical and stylish compression stockings, Sigvaris can’t be beat. Their linen and sea island cotton socks are especially good for the summer. With this special and rare cotton, they feel luxurious to the touch. But their lightness and breathability without sacrificing compression levels (they’re available in 15-20 mmHg and 20-30 mmHg) are what makes them perfect for the warmest months.  

The best part? These stockings also blend in perfectly with your summer outfits and don’t look like a typical medical device. To the eye, they look exactly like stylish, comfy socks. It’s the best of both worlds!

To get your own pair, check out Feet First Clinic’s compression stocking service. 

Step Into Feet First Clinic This Summer!

For your compression stocking solutions, we have everything you need under one roof! Call us at (416) 769-3338 or book an appointment here!

Thank you to Sigvaris for the image source!

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