Reviewed by I am Happy from California on Saturday, February 15, 2014
I have a tendency to get enlarged and swollen ankles on long flights, so I was looking for a high quality sock to help prevent this issue, and these socks did the job far beyond my expectations! I have 16" calves, which is often too large for many boots, but these socks fit fine. They were super comfortable and I felt them "massaging" my legs the whole time I was wearing them. I also tend to get cold on airplanes, and they did a great job keeping me warm. After a 10 hour flight to Europe, my legs had no swelling at all! I wore a cheaper pair of compression socks (since I didn't have time to wash the SmartWool pair) made by a travel brand, and they didn't offer any support and I ended up with very swollen ankles. Needless to say, I'm ordering a couple of extra pairs of the SmartWool socks for future trips!