SmartWool 2013 PhD Graduated Compression Socks - Lightweight, Merino Wool (For Men and Women)

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Specs about SmartWool 2013 PhD Graduated Compression Socks - Lightweight, Merino Wool (For Men and Women)

  • Lightweight
  • Height: Over the calf
  • Fabric: 50% merino wool, 40% nylon, 10% elastic or, 51% merino wool, 40% nylon, 9% elastic or, 49% wool, 41% nylon, 10% elastic
  • Care: Machine wash/dry
  • Made in United States of America (yarn imported)
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  • US shipments only

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Reviewed by Tryker13 from Central Virginia on Thursday, September 19, 2013
I've been a SmartWool fan for years - a high quality product and STP's unbeatable prices. When I saw these compression socks, I had to

give them a try. I have lymphedema in my lower left leg and I'm on my feet all day at work. When I took these socks off this evening, there was absolutely

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by ZLB from Washington on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Love the compression, especially for those long hikes.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by John in Iowa from Iowa on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    I like these socks. I've tried several other compression socks but they are so difficult to get on it's hardly worth it. These are easier to get on but still provide good support.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Susie from Nebraska on Sunday, August 2, 2015
    These socks are nice and lightweight as advertised. The compression is good and they work well. I have bought 4 pairs of these so far, and may buy more.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kirk from Florida on Monday, July 27, 2015
    Living in Florida I certainly didn't need knee high wool socks, but had to find a pair for better blood circulation. I doubt BC/BS would accept these as treatment, but they do help in keeping pressure on calves. I have a pair of Doctor-BCBS approved compression socks already, so I know the difference. I do recommend these socks however, because they are comfortable, stylish, stay up to knee with the thread tightness, and help veins transfer blood better. Sierras price was considerably lower than the socks I bought at orthopedic shop.

    Kirk Fleming
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by smartwool lover from Georgia on Monday, July 6, 2015
    Fit true to size and could wear it with just about anything. My only problem had nothing to do with the quality of the socks. My arthritis caused great problems and pain putting them on and taking them off.

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  • Question “What compression strength are these?”
    Asked on 2/4/2015 4:19:02 PM by Marian from Nola
    • Answer I have no idea whether there is some objective scale of compression, but it would seem that would depend on the size of your leg. I wear a size 7.5-8 women's shoe, or 6 men's, but my calves are pretty large. I got the small. They are tight, but comfortable.
      Answered on 2/4/2015 4:22:56 PM by Becky from Wisconsin
    • Answer I believe they're 20-30 mmHg but you can double check that on the SmartWool website.
      Answered on 2/4/2015 4:41:40 PM by Nicknameless from Washington
    • Answer Not listed but if you can find the exact match on the Smart Wool site you may be able to get your answer. These are very snug for sure, had to size up just to get them on.
      Answered on 2/4/2015 4:45:38 PM by grammie in nh from nh
    • Answer I'm sorry that I don't know the exact answer. I find them helpful for giving my lower legs a break. I would guess that they are a medium compression.
      Answered on 2/4/2015 4:53:46 PM by Old Biker from AZ
    • Answer These are not graded like prescription or diabetic socks. I would consider them medium compression. I have what I would consider normal legs and these are snug. If you have large ankles then they will be tight.
      Answered on 2/4/2015 6:04:04 PM by Chris from Waltham, MA
    • Answer on the packaging I received, it says the compression is 20-30
      Answered on 2/4/2015 8:51:53 PM by dt from ohio
    • Answer My guess is 15-20 mmHg. These were tight on me so they felt comparable to a 20-30mmHg sock. I do not think the are rated that high though.
      Answered on 2/5/2015 8:09:28 AM by jmmysms from ATL
    • Answer I cannot say with certainty, however, working as a nurse and placing TEDS socks on post-operative patients, and on myself after surgery, these socks feel like a minimum 20mmHg or a little more. Its an effort to put on and remove... Not just great for running/recovery time, but great for long haul transoceanic flights as well which is what I bought them for. Hope this helps.
      Answered on 2/5/2015 8:57:12 AM by Danielle from Nebraska
    • Answer These are "mid-grade compression support"
      There does not seem to be a compression number on the packaging.
      Great socks!
      Answered on 2/9/2015 4:50:38 PM by Berkshire Buyer from Western MA
  • Question “Where is the sizing chart for women? I wear a size 9.5 shoe.”
    Asked on 11/3/2014 9:37:14 AM by MB from Ontario
    • Answer I also wear a women's 9.5 shoe. The size Large fits perfectly.
      Answered on 11/3/2014 10:24:58 AM by megan from Chicago
    • Answer If you place your cursor on the "small, medium, or large" options/buttons, then a small dialogue box should appear with the proper sizes for both men and women. If you are a 9.5, then a medium would be your best bet...but you are on the edge. The medium 7-9.5 in women's sizing. Different brands run different sizings, you might want to find a brand that includes the 9.5 as not being either the max or min size option.
      Answered on 11/3/2014 11:11:07 AM by Woodsdeepin from Kentucky
    • Answer Not sure. I often find that the sizing charts don't help me. For me as a size 8 shoe with about a 13" calf, the smalls were way too small. I've got two pairs of Large teal colored ones that work well, though at the end of a 10 hour shift, there's a red indentation on the back of my legs. A pair of the black Large compression ones seem a lot smaller, and not wearable for work. Not sure if that's a effect of the "factory seconds" lot. My guess is that the calf size matters more for these than the foot size...
      Answered on 11/3/2014 11:54:30 AM by Windy City from chicago
    • Answer I wear 9 1/2 womens too, I bought a Large and I couldn't even get them on.
      Answered on 11/3/2014 12:08:50 PM by grammie in nh from nh
    • Answer My experience with shoes and socks are women's sizes are 1.5 to 2 sizes below a mens (e.g.; women's size 8 will be man's size 6 or 6.5). The same crosses over for socks. I suggest you consider your sock size a women's 10 and look for what would fit a men's 8. I have these socks and they run a titch on the small side, even when being careful to line dry them.... Regardless - love the socks! Have 2 pairs - black and off-white....
      Answered on 11/3/2014 4:54:10 PM by Danielle from Nebraska
    • Answer just put ur cursor on a size s/m/l and it will tell u what size shoe it fits
      Answered on 11/3/2014 7:16:33 PM by john trucker from new york
    • Answer Michelle, I wear a 9.5 shoe, also. I order the medium but alsways stretch the length of the foot when I wash them and never put them in the dryer. I tried the large one time but they are too long and bunch up in the toe of my shoes. Be aware that if you need compression around your ankle, these are not the best socks. If you look closely, you'll see what looks like a narrow ribbing around the ankle. That has less compression than the part above the ankle. This allows my repaired ankle to swell. Product #1940p has even compression, if that is what you need.
      Answered on 11/3/2014 7:34:51 PM by Wildflower lady from North Texas
    • Answer Hi Michelle,

      I wear a size 8.5 women's shoe but I have large calves so I buy the large compression socks. I guessed and it has worked out well.
      Answered on 11/6/2014 6:47:44 PM by Vicki the hawk watcher from Ohio
    • Answer If you hover your mouse over or click on the sizes the corresponding shoe size will appear. I.E. S (M Shoe Size 3-5½, F 4-6½)
      Answered on 10/7/2013 10:06:36 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post