I bought these in the hope that at some point in the future I would be able to travel long haul again. The socks have come in to their own this past week, staying at home! The heatwave we have just experienced in the U.K. caused my ankles to swell and my feet to puff up. A daily walk and keeping my feet up didn’t help, then after 2 days of swollen ankles and feet I remembered the socks! Putting on the compression socks certainly helped with the discomfort of the swelling and really tight skin. The combination of the socks and the weather cooling down has returned my ankles and feet to normal. The socks are super easy to put on, AND they stay put. I’ve been for a brisk walk today wearing the socks and they haven’t moved. I’m SO pleased I happened to have them in the wardrobe. Haven’t washed them yet but I’m hopeful they’ll stay as good as new.