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Compression Socks vs. Non-Compression Socks: What’s the Difference?

February 25, 2020

One of the most commonly searched issues regarding compression socks centers around the comparison to non-compressions, when to wear them and the benefits of each. 

Whether one is an athletic, constantly mobile or even stationary, the benefits are many. 

Compression socks:

Most compression socks are ultra-thin, adhering to the contours of the foot without restricting movement in the least. The higher the degree of compression, blood circulation is enhanced throughout the body, keeping limbs and extremities warm, loose and fluid. Compressions are good for and not limited to endurance athletes such as distance runners, those who play soccer or hockey, golf and/or hike. 

They’re also recommended for those who spend most of the day on their feet: military personnel, first responders, doctors and nurses, frequent fliers and travelers among others. 

Compression socks can be worn anytime, but are proven effective with the following ailments: 

  • Relief for joint pain: Because compression sleeves and socks facilitate blood flow, athletes (even weekend warrior types) often wear them to prevent or relieve joint pain during activity. 
  • Avoid blisters, edema:Particularly with EZ Glider® all-natural, anti-microbial light and medium compression socks, perspiration is drawn away from the foot and leg, ensuring dryness and enabling people in all activities to avoid blisters and skin irritation. 
  • Avoid blood clots: Flying long distances can sometimes facilitate blood clots in the extremities, mainly the legs. Because compression socks enable blood flow, wearing them during extensive flights can help a traveler avoid blood clots. 

Non-compression:

While compression socks have plenty of health benefits (see below), non-compression socks are thicker, far more commonly worn and recommended to those who shouldn’t wear compressions: Those who suffer from ailments such as vascular disease or diabetes. 

EZ Glider® offers non-compression footwear in light, medium and heavy weight fiber technology, allowing for the wearer to select a custom feel and fit. 

EZ Glider® all-natural, anti-microbial socks: Select a size

EZ Glider® compression socks (even EZG non-compressions) are sold in five colors and five sizes — ankle-high to 12-inch, calf covering — and showcase the benefits compressions should:

  • Moisture-wicking
  • Odor reduction
  • Less friction
  • Less washing
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Guaranteed comfort 

Show now at our online store to discover the comfort and benefits of our multi-dimensional fiber technology

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