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SmartWool PhD V2 Graduated Compression Ultralight Socks - Merino Wool (For Men and Women)

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About SmartWool PhD V2 Graduated Compression Ultralight Socks - Merino Wool (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 an ultralight, non-cushioned sole to reduce bulk and keep things cool.


Specs about SmartWool PhD V2 Graduated Compression Ultralight Socks - Merino Wool (For Men and Women)

  • Fabric: At least 40% merino wool the remainder nylon and elastane
  • Made in United States of America (yarns imported)
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry
  • US shipments only


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4.189781 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 137 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Awesome travel sock
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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  • My alpine touring socks
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by IdahoSkier from Idaho on Thursday, March 29, 2018
    I like to wear these socks for alpine touring. They are perfect because of the non-cushioned sole, as I wear a pretty tight-fitting boot. I'm not sure how much they reduce fatigue, but they certainly reduce blisters!
  • Too tight on the calf
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kafkakat from Ferndale, MI on Monday, July 24, 2017
    I had to roll them off my leg inside out when first taken off.
  • Too short
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by AmyC from missouri on Monday, May 29, 2017
    Decent compression, but these are too short and don't reach as high as knee socks generally do.
  • Great socks; tight at top
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by JammaGramma from Iowa on Monday, May 1, 2017
    These are low compression wool socks. As others mentioned, they are tight at the top. So, if you have big calves, pass on these.
  • Excellent compression but lightweight
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by I.M. Magmantic from New York on Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Need compression socks all summer long and these will provide needed pressure without making me hot and uncomfortable.

Question & Answer

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  • “i have these amazing socks in a different color, in the photo these specific white pair appear MID calf at best.
    i really want OVER the calf- and the other photos with the same description seem longer
    but as i need a Large, these are the only ones available.
    please tell me if its just the angle of the photo, or these really are not as long as the others.
    thank you”
    Asked by blessedqueen from desert city on 6/28/2016 3:00:01 AM
  • “How does sizing run on these compression socks and what amount of compression do they have?”
    Asked by Jan from MO on 7/2/2014 9:28:12 AM
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • “How long are these socks? Is 'over the calf' to the knee?”
    Asked by Utahbard from Utah on 1/6/2014 4:55:04 PM
    • 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 from Sierra Trading Post

About SmartWool

Born in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the SmartWool clothing brand launched in 1994 as a small company with roots in the snowsport industry. Quickly becoming world-famous for SmartWool socks crafted of super-soft, breathable and odor-resistant merino wool, SmartWool has continued to evolve, now offering a wide range of fantastic apparel for active lifestyles, including SmartWool ski socks, base layers, underwear, sweaters and even jackets. Thanks to a commitment to using only the highest quality fibers and sporty, modern designs, SmartWool socks and clothing continue to exceed the demands of outdoor lovers everywhere.