When it comes to flying, I have a tight list of five must-have travel essentials: a pack of gum, Weleda Skin Food, hand sanitizer, headphones and sunscreen. I never thought I needed to add anything else to list. But then I fractured my ankle, so my physical therapist recommended I wear compression socks for flying. And now you’ll never catch me flying without them.
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Like most people, I immediately cringed, thinking about buying compression socks. I mean, they’re ugly and for grandmas, long-distance runners and nurses who stand on their feet all day. But I wanted to be a good patient, so I got the compression socks. Plus, I’ve seen influencers on TikTok say that they always wear compression socks when they travel to prevent any leg fatigue.
After some intense research, I decided to buy the actually cute Comrad Combed Cotton Crew Compression Socks with Targeted Arch Compression. I loved the mid-calf length and the targeted arch compression because I have flat feet.
Basically, compression socks are designed to gently squeeze your ankles and calves to help stimulate better blood circulation. And when you’re sitting down on a long-haul flight for hours, your blood circulation is trash.
You know that feeling after you get off a flight, and your body is so achy, and it feels like your legs are weighted bricks stacked on top of one another? Yeah, it sucks. But after I first wore the Comrad Compression Socks on a six-hour flight from New York City to L.A., I almost cried at how energized and actually normal my legs felt.
While the Comrad Compression Socks are truly the best thing to poof into my life, more than $30 is kind of pricey for a pair of socks — even if they are special socks. So, scroll below for even more top-rated compression socks on Amazon to check out.
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