What comes next is officially battle tested… by me.
In the last 6 years, I’ve done a bit of travelling… a full year travelling to and from Europe (and around Europe) as well as more than my fair share of cross country flights and road trips spanning half the US. Why am I telling you this? Well, most of those older trips were done without the benefit of compression socks - the more recent ones with them. The difference is staggering. Without fail, on the trips I’ve taken without compression socks I get off the plane feeling uncomfortable - my lower legs a bit swollen and just uncomfortable. On the long trips I’ve taken WITH compression socks, I’ve never felt swollen or discomfort (well, discomfort that wasn’t caused by cramped seating or the dude in front of my reclining into my lap).
In the last 10 days, we flew halfway across the country and then drove back… all while wearing compression socks. The difference is incredible, literally the only thing that wasn’t fatigued after 2 days in the car were my feet and legs. I was able to bounce back much quicker than I normally would have and got right back into the swing of things (which in this case meant mowing my yard the next morning) and still felt like a million bucks.
Yes, this is all my viewpoint on a product that I own and sell - however the facts are out there for anyone that looks. Compression sock, especially Graduated Compression socks are a HUGE benefit to the wearer while travelling. In addition to keeping a bit more of your energy, they increase circulation, help to prevent DVT (deep vein thrombosis), swelling and other issues that create monster problems.
As our country starts to open back up, travel (hopefully) also start to pick up as well - which means this is a perfect time to pick up a pair (or two) of graduated compression socks for your next trip (or trips). The benefits of increased circulation (and DVT prevention) are back by science and you will absolutely thank yourself for making such a smart decision, especially on longer trips where the odds of DVT increases.
Collective Socks makes some pretty incredible options, featuring Graduated Compression and some fun designs so your personality doesn’t feel stuffy.