The Best Compression Socks for a Healthier Lifestyle, From Amazon Picks to Up-and-Comers

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You may have heard of compression socks, whether from your travel-happy friends or fitness-obsessed coworkers, but you may not know what they actually do. Compression socks can help with blood circulation, reduce swelling, and decrease your risk of blood clots, no matter the activity. That means that those of us who work on our feet all day, those stuck behind a desk, or those who are enjoying life in a recliner can wear compression socks to keep our bodies healthy. They’re especially great for long-haul flights to keep blood clots from forming while your legs are inactive and long-distance running to keep your legs from swelling. And while most compression socks are designed to just blend in, you can also get some pretty great options that have just as much personality as you do.

OSTRICH PILLOW Bamboo Compression Socks

These compression socks are made from a blend of bamboo, recycled polyester and other fibers to create a unique weave that maintains a gradual compression. They’re great to wear for working out or traveling, but I love them for sitting at my desk while working from home. They keep my feet and ankles happy and even have an extra cushioned sole and reinforced heel.

Buy OSTRICH PILLOW Bamboo Compression Socks at Amazon, $30

Comrad Compression Socks

Add a little ombre to your sock drawer with these compression socks. These sleek black-to-white dip-dyed socks are soft and supportive. They have anti-microbial technology that helps keep odor-causing bacteria from forming and moisture-wicking abilities.

Buy Comrad Compression Socks at Comrad, $29

Physix Gear Sport Compression Socks

These durable compression socks provide comfort and support without being bulky. The stitches are strategically placed so there’s no risk of rubbing or ripping. The lycra fabric is stretchy and smooth to wear them on planes or on your next hike with ease. You can choose from a handful of different colors, from bright blue to black and white.

Buy Physix Gear Sport Compression Socks at Amazon, $10

Bombas Women’s Compression Socks

Did you know that Bombas made compression socks? The brand behind some of the best-selling socks on the market crafted a well-designed sock for us all. Made from a specially-spun yarn and extra-long-staple cotton, the socks keep Bombas’ honeycomb arch support system for even more reinforcement.

Buy Bombas Women’s Compression Socks at Bombas Socks, $18

Charmking Compression Socks

You can’t go wrong with a pair of compression socks that are as unique as you. These striped socks are made from a blend of nylon, polyester, and elastane for a soft but supportive construction. This pack comes with three pairs, all in different colors (or even patterns if you want to branch out from the stripes).

Buy Charmking Compression Socks at Amazon, $10

Sooverki 3/5 Pairs Compression Socks

If you’re not on a long-haul flight or marathon training, opt for a compression sock that wears like a regular sock. These ankle-height socks are designed to work with any type of shoe and any kind of activity. Choose from black or white for a classic, everyday look or go bright and bold with a multipack of neon-colored pairs.

Buy Sooverki 3/5 Pairs Compression Socks at Amazon, $8

Double Couple Compression Socks

Now, these compression socks have some personality. These feature renderings of some of the most famous works of art out there. There’s the Mona Lisa, The Kiss, The Scream, and Starry Night. Wear these with shorts while on a jog and show off how cultured you really are.

Buy Double Couple Compression Socks at Amazon, $15

Dickies Men's Light Comfort Compression Over-The-Calf Socks

Made with moisture-control fabric and graduated compression, this pair from Dickie’s will be your go-to. They even have a reinforced toe cap for those who wear steel-toe boots to work to keep your feet protected. The full-cushioned footbed ain’t half bad either when you’re spending the whole day standing.

Buy Dickies Men's Light Comfort Compression Over-The-Calf Socks at Amazon, $14

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