These socks are also recommended for people who stand or sit for long periods of time. They help prevent ankle and foot swelling. Another benefit is the prevention of mild spider veins by increasing circulation in the legs.
Some of the popular brands for compression and support socks are Activa, Adidas and Jobst.
Activa moderate compression socks cost about $25 a pair. They relieve leg fatigue, ankle and foot swelling for people who stand or sit for long periods of time.
Activa athletic support socks over the calf cost about $25 a pair. They have Coolmax fiber that wicks away moisture from your skin to help your feet stay cool and dry. Extra padding minimizes blisters.
Jobst athletic mid calf support socks cost about $15-22 a pair. They help relieve pain and discomfort of spider veins, mild leg, ankle and foot swelling.
Jobst knee high compression socks cost about $40 a pair. They are good for walking and playing sports.
Jobst knee high extra firm compression socks cost about $60 a pair. The reinforced heels resist abrasion and provide greater durability. Seamless toes and cushion under the feet increase comfort.
Adidas low cut compression socks cost about $20 for 2 pairs. They feature Climacool fabric for ventilation. The Climalite system provides moisture protection. An anatomical fit with added compression give good stability.