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SmartWool PhD Run Graduated Compression Light Socks

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  • PhD socks feature innovative fabric, a comfortable fit and smart design details that enhance performance; these light, half-cushioned socks protect against shock and abrasion
  • Recovery-enhancing compression improves blood flow; oxygenated blood and nutrients return to muscles faster to help muscles rebuild and repair
  • Lactic acid is efficiently flushed from the lower legs, providing relief from muscle soreness
  • Reduces fluid build-up that can impede the recovery process
  • 20 - 30mmHg graduated compression throughout
  • Performance-enhancing merino wool helps your body maintain a stable core body temperature minimizing lactic acid build-up
  • 4 Degree Elite Fit System improves comfort; 2 elastics provide greater stretch and recovery to keep the socks in place
  • Ankle bands, upper instep bands, lower instep bands and arch bands connect to the feet for a great fit and feel
  • ReliaWool is a patent-pending reinforcement construction that puts more wool in high wear/high impact areas to increase durability and comfort
  • Virtually seamless toes offer durability and a low profile
  • PhD Graduated Compression Light socks have a 14 in. height
  • *Discount will be applied when you check out. Offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9

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SmartWool PhD Run Graduated Compression Light Socks Specs
Best use
Wool / wool blend
58% merino wool/37% nylon/5% elastane
Light cushioning
Fabric type
Sock height
Sock cushioning

SmartWool PhD Run Graduated Compression Light Socks

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Rated 4.0/5 based on 4 reviews
Rated 4out of5
by fromThese ran small I had ankle surgery in October, and was about to get my cast removed so I orderd 2 pairs of these socks. I was looking forward to wearing these to helpe reduce the ankle swelling, and to assist in the healing of the scar. When sthe package arrived, I was excited to try the sock on. I normally wear size 8 shoes, and had ordered the M size, which is suppose to fit size 7-9.5. I was disappointed when I tried the sock on. The socks seemed to run small, especially around the calf and cuff areas. I tried the sock on my other leg, and it was also tight. I was rather disappointed, as they seem to be well made. I did return to the REI site and ordered another brand of compression socks and they work and fit great! Not sure if I can mention that brand in this review.
Date published: 2013-12-07
Rated 3out of5
by fromSatisfactory I like them fine. The only possible drawback is that they're kind of slippery, so I have to make sure my running shoes are extra-tight or else I'll get some unwanted movement. I originally ordered them in Men's Small, but they sent a Unisex version with tiny feet, so I exchanged them for Medium. Those also looked too small, but they "grew" when I put them on. I guess that's the Lycra.
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 4out of5
by fromrecovery & prevention The only reason I don't give the socks 5 stars is because I believe all products have room for improvement. That said, I really like and enjoy these socks. Right now I primarily wear them to work, which involves a 20-25 minute walk, cycling on a stationary bike, and general walking around. They do a great job pushing edema out of the ankle as I sit at work, an issue particularly for me as I recover form a lower leg injury. In the future I plan to use them running and alpine climbing. The socks are very supportive, with noticable graduated compression and some tension/support through the arch. A previously bought pair has been pretty durable. Though not a performance factor, I like their style.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5out of5
by fromVery comfortable and very good fit!! I used it in a 16 miles hiking in yosemite, half dome trail, and it been dry and very comfortable in all of the treeking!
Date published: 2013-04-27

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