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About SmartWool PhD V2 Graduated Compression Socks - Merino Wool, Over the Calf (For Men and Women)

2nds. Wicking, temperature regulating and designed to reduce the fatigue and speed the recovery of legs, SmartWool's PhD V2 socks have a graduated compression design and non-cushioned sole to reduce bulk.

Specs about SmartWool PhD V2 Graduated Compression Socks - Merino Wool, Over the Calf (For Men and Women)

  • Ultralight
  • Height: Over the calf
  • Fabric: at least 40% merino wool the remainder nylon and elastane
  • Care: Machine wash/dry
  • Made in United States of America (yarns imported)
  • US shipments only

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4.194915 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 118 reviews

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Reviewed by COFlyingFish from Colorado on Friday, December 27, 2013
I fly over 100k a year for work and wear these every time I get on a plane. They have significantly reduced swelling in my legs after those long flights and with the wool I can wear them for 48hrs + of travel without any offensive odors! Going to order another pair or two and start using them for bi... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Doug the builder from Ben Lomond CA on Friday, December 4, 2015
    I wear size 13 shoes the size 14 after washing was fine.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by happySTPshopper from OR on Monday, November 16, 2015
    look good and feel good. I am 5'7" slender legs and they just come over the calf. Seems like they should be a bit longer.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by ELF from North Carolina on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    I love these socks! They have just the right amount of squeeze to get the job done, but they are still comfortable enough to wear all day. It does feel really good when you peel them off at the end of the day though! I feel great when I wear these on long car and plane rides and just in general. I wear them running sometimes too when I feel shin splints coming on and they are good for that too. Highly recommend!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Active Granny from Colorado on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    I needed a compression sock for a long airplane trip. These don't look like the hospital type. They feel good and look good too.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by D the hiker from Portland, OR on Thursday, October 22, 2015
    Great support and added warmth on cool, foggy NW morning bike commutes

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    • Answer For me the sizing recommendation was accurate. I can't compare the compression to others since this was my first pair of compression socks, however, the compression is definitely there, yet not overbearing. I bought these to try for work (12.5hr shifts) and I would recommend them.
      Answered on 7/2/2014 10:50:49 AM by Hope it Helps from CA
    • Answer I wear a men's shoe size 10.5-11 and i buy the Large in these which says US men's 9-11.5 and they fit perfect. My wife wears women's 8 so she got the Medium and they fit her great. So I would say sizing is spot on to what they say. Compression says 20-30mmHg in the description, but I don't see it on the packaging. Comparing to the many other brands I've tried though they do feel 20-30mmHg. I've tried many different brands and materials for 20-30 compression socks and these are by far the most comfortable, I love them. they are soft, and breath good. I'm very glad I found these. great deal if you wait for a good sale.
      Answered on 7/2/2014 11:19:53 AM by dt from Ohio
    • Answer True to size. Great fit. They are extremely comfortable and fit properly. I would describe them firm compression. They really help with recovery from fatigue.
      Answered on 7/2/2014 12:49:12 PM by snow bound from Wisconsin
    • Answer True to size. Great fit. They are extremely comfortable and fit properly. I would describe them firm compression. They really help with recovery from fatigue.
      Answered on 7/2/2014 12:49:14 PM by snow bound from Wisconsin
    • Answer I had a blood clot with my first pregnancy (over 7 years ago) plus I stand on my feet over 10 hours a day so a good compression sock is a must. I purchased these a second time because I found them to be superior over the Futuro brand in comfort and compression. If your looking for a sock with light compression, these socks are not for you. The compression is pretty strong, which is what I was looking for. And the material withstands washings (without drying) a lot better than nylon stockings.

      As far a sizing, I wear a 6.5 to a 7, so I went with the small. I was worried about sizing because I've got big athletic calves (15" circumference.) However, the small seems to fit pretty good. Vary rarely, by the end of a 10+ hour day, they may feel a little tight where they meet my calf. Yet I'd still order the same size.
      Answered on 7/2/2014 2:00:16 PM by CougRx from Washington
    • Answer Compression? Not sure. Check the SmartWool website, maybe? I wear compression stockings for purely medical reasons, and these are definitely athletic compression and not as... compressiony. But they are definitely different from normal socks.

      Because they're compression, they look small but stretch (with a tiny bit more effort than normal socks). Both me and my husband have them and we are both on the larger side of our sizes. My husband wears a size 14 shoe, and his feet are very wide. He also has thick, cyclist calfs. I bought him the men's XL and they are totally fine for him. Not too small in the foot and they stay up over his calfs. I have thick, cyclist calfs, too, and the women's M works for me. I wear a 39 shoe (about 8 or 8.5, but also wide) and they are perfect for me.

      I think they're well worth the discounted price.
      Answered on 7/2/2014 2:17:46 PM by RamonaOnABike from France
    • Answer I have the yellow (green) pair in Med. I am a women's size US8.5 and these fit perfect on my feet. I am 5'5" and the length is also perfect--they cover my calves up to my knee. They are tight enough to give good compression but without restricting movement of my toes and without being too tight at the top. (I have a different smartwool compression sock that is a little too tight on my feet and hat leaves a deep red line around the top, so I prefer this pair waaay better).
      Answered on 7/6/2014 10:28:59 AM by Dawn from Florida
  • Question “How long are these socks? Is 'over the calf' to the knee?”

    Asked on 1/6/2014 4:55:04 PM by Utahbard from Utah
    • Answer Generally over the calf covers the calf but does not go quite up to the knee.
      Answered on 1/9/2014 2:27:29 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post