These Are the Cutest Compression Socks You Have Ever Seen

You know what a compression sock is, right? It’s a sock with graduated and strategically placed compression areas (basically, tighter or stretchier fabric) to help promote blood circulation and post-workout muscle recovery. Lots of runners swear by them, and I know a lot of people who use them.

The thing about compression socks, though, is that they tend to be more function over fashion. A typical pair looks like this—kind of, er, perfunctory. Can you say, “Booooooring”?

Since a lot of people wear these things post-workout—oftentimes with their normal, everyday clothes—it makes sense that you might want compression socks that actually look cute, too. Here are seven pairs I would be happy to wear out and about.






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  • kathy s.

    Great article! Compression is such an essential part of any wardrobe. There are a few other stylish compression brands on the market not sold on amazon, like marvy. – http://marvyluxe.com

  • Luis Cardenas

    If you would like to check out some neat socks, please visit us at:

    http://www.compressionclothingstore.com/collections/compression-socks

    By the way, we don’t have argyle patterned socks, but we carry socks manufactured by a company that has been in business for over 25 years and has developed effective & tested compression socks. Cheers, Luis C.

  • Brita

    There’s one site where you can buy all of these brands – fashion and athletic styles. A one stop shop for cute compression, you might say! Check out http://www.BrightLifeGo.com