Vitalsox Italy-Patented Graduated Compression Socks

Best Mens Compression Socks for Athletes

Why people love it
  • Consistent and even application of pressure for better support and circulation
  • Moisture-wicking fabric keeps your feet dry and cool as you train/run/lift
  • Great fit, highly comfortable athletic socks

Not the most durable, and the sizes are difficult to get right.


Performance: For athletes who need compression socks, you can't help but love these. They offer everything you need to keep your feet comfortable: soft material, decent ventilation, good arch support, and padding to reduce impact. The knee height ensures that your lower legs (calves down) are thoroughly covered, with compression to improve circulation.

Though it's tough to get the sizes right, the socks are fairly easy to slip on. They're not so tight that they'll cut off circulation if you wear them while traveling, but they keep your feet nice and comfortable. Thanks to the mixture of 70% Silver Drystat, 10% Spandex, 10% Lycra, and 10% Nylon, you'll find these socks are one of the comfier options for athletes.

Design: The 70% Silver Drystat material is antibacterial (to reduce odors and athletes foot) as well as moisture-wicking. The mesh integrated into the leg of the sock offers excellent ventilation, and your feet will never overheat in these bad boys. The material is nicely elastic, making them easy to slip on.

The graduated compression ensures even, consistent pressure all down your calf, shin, ankle, and foot. The socks are designed with runners in mind, and they'll prevent shin splints and pooling blood after a long run. 

Price: Starting at $19, these are one of the best-priced pairs of compression socks. They may not be the most durabie (many users report loss of elasticity after a few weeks), but they're a good choice for athletes just getting into using compression garments.

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