Sunday, May 4, 2014

Spring Clean Your Sock Drawer with VIM & VIGR‏ - Compression Socks Review

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Spring cleaning doesn’t just apply to your closet – this year organize your sock drawer and replace tattered, old pairs with VIM & VIGR’s new line of stylish compression socks ( These innovative, knee-high socks combine fashion, comfort and health benefits all in one.

All of VIM & VIGR’s styles work to increase blood circulation in your legs that can be slowed due to long periods spent sitting or standing. This line utilizes advanced Gradient Pressure™ knitting technology to prevent and reduce spider and varicose veins, inhibit swelling and alleviate leg soreness. VIM & VIGR’s comfortable design allows for a fitted heel and a contoured leg for a superior fit, as well as compression that is tightest at the ankle and decreases as it continues up the leg towards the knee.

Usually when I think of compression socks, the first thing that comes to mind are dull brown, white or black socks for people who need them as a medical necessity. Compression socks aren't something I would've considered wearing, until I was introduced to VIM & VIGR.

VIM & VIGR takes compression socks and makes them fashionable. There are three collections to choose from - wool, cotton, and nylon. I received two pair for review, one wool and one nylon.

I actually consider myself a sock collector. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, my drawer is stock full of socks. Low top, knee high, cotton, wool, plain, patterned - I've got 'em all. But, like I mentioned before, I've never owned compression socks. The two pair I have from VIM & VIGR are now among a favorite of mine.

As many know, I'm on the roller derby team and have had struggles with shin splints and muscle spasms. Although it doesn't alleviate the problem altogether, I take measures to tighten certain leg muscles. I feel that wearing VIM & VIGR compression socks during roller derby practice is an added benefit of alleviating pain and increasing blood flow. It's an added bonus that the socks are knee-high and have dapper designs because that's the norm of wear for roller derby.

VIM & VIGR‏ socks feel slightly tighter than normal, everyday socks. That's because they're designed with compression levels. I can feel the tightness, but it's not so much that I feel like I'm losing circulation. I also don't have a problem with the tops of the socks cutting into my legs. Of the two materials I've tried, I like the feel of the nylon material better but both are still very comfortable. VIM & VIGR‏ compression socks are a little more pricey than everyday socks, but they are designed to do more than just hold feet.


Theresa Mahoney said...

I like the fun designs on each pair! I had a case of pitika (sp?) a few years back and was told compression socks would help curb that. I will have to check out this site to see all the designs!