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

SmartWool PhD Graduated Compression Socks - Merino Wool, Over the Calf (For Men and Women) in Smartwool Green
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Information about SmartWool PhD 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 socks have a graduated compression design and non-cushioned sole to reduce bulk.
  • Itch-free merino wool is temperature regulating, moisture wicking and odor resistant
  • Graduated compression design reduces fatigue and speeds recovery
  • Ultralight non-cushion design eliminates bulk and improves fit
  • 20-30mmHg graduated compression throughout
  • Limit 12 per year
  • Made in United States of America (yarns imported)
  • US shipments only
Specs about SmartWool PhD Graduated Compression Socks - Merino Wool, Over the Calf (For Men and Women)
  • Ultralight
  • Height: Over the calf
  • Fabric: 48% merino wool, 42% nylon, 10% elastic, 49% merino wool, 41% nylon, 10% elastic or
  • Care: Machine wash/dry
  • Made in United States of America (yarns imported)
  • US shipments only

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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 Shift worker from Saint Louis on Thursday, June 4, 2015
    Comfortable. Not itchy. Able to wear them for 24 hour stretch without feeling the need to rip them off. Nice quality. Will buy more.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Alex from California on Friday, May 29, 2015
    This is the worse pair of socks I have ever wore. They are extremely tight. When I took them off at the end of day, my anckles were swollen and purple. I wear a size 9.5 in shoe size and I bought a med size that should have fit sizes 8-12. Never again.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by New to treking from Midwest on Monday, May 25, 2015
    These socks are the ultra-light and perfect for the increasing temps. Don't stretch out but I can get a couple of wearing out of them before washing. Very pleased SmartWool is living up to it name and reputation.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Patzy from Minnesota on Thursday, May 7, 2015
    This product is wonderful. I can wear my compression socks without the look compression socks normally have (beige elastic). I cannot believe the cost difference, usually the compression socks run around $100.00 and are not covered under Medicare. I wear medium compression and this sock works just fine. I ordered small, my shoe size is 7, they fit perfect.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lyle S. from NY, NY on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    When I saw these socks out of the box I thought they would be too big around my calf but they are a great fit with just the right amount of compression. I really look forward to continue wearing these during my workouts as I'm prone to calf cramps.

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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
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