Happy Certified Nurses Day! Today we celebrate nurses and all the great work that they do. Whether they help with intake at a local clinic, or are rushing through the ER, we are so thankful for their work and sacrifice. Where would we be without them?! In honor of this day, we’re highlighting Sockwell’s Live Out Loud line, designed specifically with nurses in mind.
This new collection updates some current favorites with bright colors and keeps the same great construction. The four new styles have some amazing features:
- Graduated Compression Leg – the greatest amount of compression is located at the bottom of the sock, near the ankles and feet with the compression gradually decreasing the further up the leg
- Accu-fit Technology – there’s spandex throughout the entire sock which ensures fit no matter the foot size or shape
- Turn Welt Top – the top cuff of the sock is ribbed and reinforced, meant to be folded over for those days you don’t want your socks to be seen
- Arch Support – the arch of your foot will feel secure in the sock, so there’s no need to worry about loose fabric to take up space
- Seamless Toe Closure – there’s no pesky, irritating seam running across the top of your toes, seamless and smooth!
With a moderate compression of 15-20 mmHg (millimeter of Mercury, a measurement of pressure), these socks are recommended for:
- Prolonged sitting and standing
- Flying and travel
- Exercise and recovery
- Minor to moderate swelling in the ankles and feet
- Minor to moderate varicose veins
- Relief from Plantar Fasciitis
Can I trust Sockwell socks? Do I need moderate or firm compression?
- Sockwell socks are doctor approved! They are accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, so you know they’ll hold up.
- Moderate compression is 15-20 mmHg and firm compression is 20-30 mmHg. For everyday, non-medically recommended, use, the moderate compression is designed for anyone who spends most their day sitting or standing. Consult your doctor before using the firm compression for everyday use.
What are some benefits of compression socks? Do I need them?
- Minimizes swelling by keeping blood from pooling in the foot during prolonged standing or sitting
- Promotes circulation and minimizes varicose veins
- Reduces fatigue by stabilizing muscles
- Not a necessity, but can greatly increase everyday foot and circulatory health
What is the material content? Why is there bamboo in my sock?
- 32% Merino Wool, 31% Rayon from Bamboo, 32% Stretch Nylon, and 5% Spandex
- Merino wool has many benefits such as thermoregulating, odor repelling, and moisture wicking.
(Check out our blog post on Merino wool for a deeper dive into the amazing benefits of this material.)
- Rayon from bamboo is a renewable fiber that combines durability with sustainability; it’s soft and eco-friendly!
Whether you know a nurse, love a nurse, or are a nurse yourself,
be sure to express your gratitude and appreciation for all the work they do!