When I become a nurse, I knew that it would entail long hours of standing and lots and lots of walking. Even with the best nursing gear, there was something missing from my uniform. Compression socks! As a nurse, we learn all about compression hose and socks for post-op patients to help prevent blood clots and to promote circulation. These same tools could help my poor aching feet. But there are hundreds of different kinds of compression socks. How do you know which are the best compression socks for nurses?
Best Compression Socks for Nurses
FIGS Compression Socks
FIGS compression socks offer 20-30 mmHg compression, are long enough and sturdy enough to stay put for 12-hours, and I’ve washed them quite a few times since I got them a few months ago and they’ve withstood the washings and have not faded. They come in so many different colors and styles, you are sure to find a pair that speaks to you.
The Cherokee True Support is my second favorite, they’re not as durable or offer as much support but are a good purchase for the price. They provide 12 mmHg compression. The price may vary depending on where you get them, but they’re about $10. If you get them at Lydia’s Uniforms, they’re usually $7.99! If you are looking for a more reasonably priced compression sock, then look no further.
If you’re looking for thicker socks to help keep you warm this winter, Nabee Socks are a great option. They’re a little shorter than the Cherokee on me. But they provide 15-20 mmHg compression. They were a bit too short for me and my long legs, but are a great option for nurses with shorter legs.
So there you have my top three picks for the best compression socks for nurses. Do you have another pair that you love? I’d love to hear about them in the comments?