Informational Tools

Size Charts:

Diabetes and circulatory socks, non-binding socks and spa socks are sized according to shoe size. See table below for guidance:

SOCK SIZE WOMEN'S SHOE SIZE MEN'S SHOE SIZE
MEDIUM 4-10 3-9
LARGE 8-12 7-12
EXTRA LARGE N/A 13-15

Compression Socks:

In selecting compression socks, it is important to check not only the shoe size, but also ankle and calf circumference. Dr. Scholl’s compression socks come in medium, large and extra-large sizes. See table below for guidance:

Women's Sizing:

US SOCK SIZE SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
US SHOE SIZE 4-5 5.5-7.5 8-10.5
ANKLE CIRCUMFERENCE 7-8" 8-9.5" 9.5-11"
CALF CIRCUMFERENCE 10.5-14.5" 11.5-15.5" 12.5-17"

Men's Sizing:

US SOCK SIZE MEDIUM LARGE X-LARGE
US SHOE SIZE 7.5-10 10.5-12 12.5-14
ANKLE CIRCUMFERENCE 8.75-10" 10-11.5" 11.5-13"
CALF CIRCUMFERENCE 12-16.5" 12.5-18" 13.5-19.75"

Unisex Sizing:

  MEN'S SHOE SIZE WOMEN'S SHOE SIZE ANKLE CIRCUMFERENCE CALF CIRCUMFERENCE
SMALL 7 & Under 8.5 & Under 7-8" 10.5-14.5"
MEDIUM 7.5-10 9-11.5 8-9.5" 11.5-15.5"
LARGE 10.5-12 12-13.5 9.5-11"

12.5-17"

X-LARGE 12.5 & Over 14 & Over 11-12.5" 13.5-18"
XX-LARGE 12.5 & Over 14 & Over 12.5-13.5" 14.5-20"

Vein Recovery Sock Sizes:

Dr. Scholl’s Recovery Sock comes in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes. Not only are ankle and calf circumference important, but also thigh circumference must be taken into consideration. See table below for guidance:

Recovery Sock Size Chart

How to Put on Compression Socks

Due to the nature of compression socks, they are harder to put on than regular socks. Patients can refer to the video below, or on YouTube for instruction.

How Compression Stockings Work

Compression stockings can help prevent further progression of venous disorders such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. Compression stockings reduce the diameter of distended veins and cause an increase in venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness.

The measurement used for compression stockings, is mmHg, also known as millimeters of mercury. Millimeter of mercury (mmHg) is a non-SI unit of pressure. It is the atmospheric pressure that supports a column of mercury 1 millimeter high.

Unlike traditional socks, compression socks use stronger elastics to create significant pressure on the legs, ankles and feet. Compression stockings are tightest at the ankles and gradually become less constrictive towards the knees and thighs. By compressing the surface veins, arteries and muscles, the circulating blood is forced through narrower circulatory channels. As a result, the arterial pressure is increased, enabling more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet.

Compression Diagram

Washing and Care of Socks

Extra care should be taken with Vein Recovery and Compression Socks. Follow these directions:

  • Wash gently with mild soap or detergent in lukewarm or cold water
  • Do not wring out. Roll in towel to remove excess moisture
  • Air-dry or tumble on delicate cycle on low dry heat.

Copper Sole with Cupron™ has been tested to retain its antimicrobial properties through at least 20 washings when maintained in the following manner:

  • Machine wash in cold, warm or hot up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Tumble dry hot for up to 30 minutes.
  • Do not use fabric softeners or laundry detergents containing silicone and do not dry clean.