It’s a common problem on long flights: swollen ankles and legs from long periods of inactivity. As a remedy, many doctors recommend walking through the aisles regularly to get the blood pumping, but another solution is to wear compression socks on your next trip.
Such socks feature a tighter weave in the toe and foot that helps boost your circulation. Most everyday wearers can benefit from styles with moderate graduated compression, which has been known to reduce swelling, ease tired legs and help with muscle recovery.
Below are few styles to pack for your next travel plans.
Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Compression Sock
Smartwool’s compression socks have long been a favorite among athletes to help them recover after a long run — or a sprint down the airport terminal.
Smartwool PhD compression sock
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Smartwool PhD Socks
Hue Compression Tights
If your schedule calls for heading to meetings straight from your flight, then you’ll want a pair of these light compression tights from Hue. They’ll keep you feeling good and looking great.
Hue compression tights
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Buy: HUE Women’s Graduated Compression Tights, Assorted $15
Zensah Fresh Legs Compression Socks
Zensah’s knee-high compression socks are made from a blend of Tencel fabrics, which are moisture-wicking and anti-odor — ideal