How Long Should You Wear Compression Socks? | Trtl Travel

Anyone who travels knows it is important to be comfortable. Crowded buses, trains or planes put you in close quarters for hours at a time. Standing in long lines or sitting in a cramped position can lead to a host of problems, including leg cramps, swelling and even lower back pain.

The solution? Compression socks.

Why Compression Socks?

Compression socks and stockings are usually made with a combination of LYCRA® and other fibers. These fibers are woven together to support your limbs all day.

They do this with gentle pressure on your calves and shins. The pressure improves circulation, reduces swelling and helps with pain from medical conditions like varicose veins and diabetes.

The right pair can even lower the chances of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). DVT is a potentially dangerous medical condition caused by blood clots.

These socks aren’t just for travelers. They can be great for sports or after surgery. They’re also a necessary garment for anyone who works on their feet all day. Just ask any nurse, teacher or server if they can live without their compression stockings. Wear them during your workday to relieve the pressure on your legs.

What to Look for in a High-Quality Compression Sock

You may have a certain image in mind when you think about support garments. Allow us to put your mind at ease. Today's compression socks don't look like your grandma's support hose. They're available in a range of fashion colors that look great with sneakers, hiking boots and other casual shoes.

What should you look for in a support stocking?

  • They should be snug-fitting without being too tight.
  • Look for something that fits tightly around your ankles and feet and gradually loosens toward the knees. This is called graduating compression.
  • Choose flat seams that don't interfere with wearing your shoes. You can also find compression sleeves that fit from ankle to knee.

Wear These Travel Socks for the Whole Journey

Wearing our Trtl Flight Socks can assist blood circulation on long flights or car rides. Some journeys can last as long as 12-15 hours. Wear our compression socks the whole time, and then take them off at home or in your hotel.

If you want to travel in comfort, the right travel accessories are more of an investment than a luxury. You owe it to yourself to stock up on our fashionable and comfy Trtl Flight Socks. Have some pep in your step when you arrive at your destination.

Trtl Travel Socks - Feel Refreshed on Your Next Journey