Compression socks are no longer just medical tools to help patients recover. No, serious athletes and amateur runners have started to use something as basic as a sock, to improve their performance and comfort.
So in this review we will take a look at the HOFAM graduation compression socks. We will tell you more about how these socks perform and if they actually do what they should.
If you want to run more comfortably (or just spend a huge amount of time on your feet) compression socks can really make a huge difference. Let’s see if these HOFAM graduation socks are the ones that will do it for you.
These compression socks are made with nylon and silver moisture wicking material. The material is 20-30mmHg and has anti-bacterial and anti-odor properties (to keep those smelly feet at bay as well).
It is made with graduated compression to promote circulation. They have a secure fit and a no- slip cuff to keep it in place (there is no point in a compression sock that doesn’t stay up).
It has a reinforced toe and heel with arch supports. It also has extra protection in the ankle area. It has a black and silver design with a checkered front panel (shiny!)
These socks are suitable for a large variety of sports such as hiking, running and cycling. But if you don’t see yourself as the world’s next marathon champion, it is ok, because they are suitable for office workers, nurses or other professionals who are on their feet all day. Now, how the pros and cons measure up?
- It is made with nylon with silver moisture wicking
- It has anti-odor and anti-bacterial properties
- The material is 20-30mmHg
- It is made with graduated compression to promote circulation
- They have a tight secure fit
- It has a no slip cuff
- It has a reinforced toe and heel
- It has arch support
- It has extra ankle protection
- It is a stylish black and silver design
- It is suitable for a variety of sports as well as office workers, nurses or travelers
- Men’s sizes (US 6-12)
- Women’s sizes (US 7-13.5)
- They won’t slide down
- They hold up very well in the wash ( in hot water and the dryer)
- It has very good support and pressure
- They work really well to prevent muscle fatigue
- These socks offer great value and are durable
- The moisture wicking is a nice feature and helps to avoid sweaty feet
- The ankle support is great and the padding make them suited to outdoor activities
- They alleviate pain if you are on your feet all day (marathons anyone?)
- They can cut off circulation if the size is too small
- They aren’t very fashionable (depending on your taste)
- The toe seams are quite thick
- The toe material is thin and don’t last with heavy use
- The toe box is straight with extra material
- They don’t go up very high if you are tall
When you choose compression socks you want them to give you support, stay up and last long. These socks by HOFAM are a graduated design compression sock that is made to promote circulation, support your ankles and reduce fatigue.
This is great for runners, especially when you need to get your recovery time down, but if you are on your feet all day they can also support you at work. The ankle support is very good and they are well padded.
These socks hold up well after machine wash and even tumble drying, but they will last better and longer if you rather air dry them (the elastic components in the material will last longer). They are reasonably priced and do well against their competitors.
The moisture wicking material is a great feature that helps keep sweaty feet under control. This is a nice feature if you do longer runs and need to keep your feet ventilated and comfortable.
But like everything in life, it’s not all just wonderful all the way. We won’t keep the bad from you. So keep in mind that if you choose the wrong size, and get them too small, they can cut off circulation.
This is, of course, is counterproductive, so you should be sure to get the correct size. There seems to be some debate about the style of these socks as well, if you are a fashionable runner you might love or hate the design of these socks. They are quite dark and have silver lines, stylish to some, ugly to others.
The material is thin and might not give you years of service with heavy use. The toe box is also straight and if you have a narrow foot there will be extra material. If you are taller than average these socks also won’t cover you up to the knee.
These compression socks are a great choice for the price. They offer good support and if you get the best size for your feet and calves they will stay up without severing an artery (remember compression socks should be tight, but not too tight). The have good padding and sit well under the arch of your foot.
The toe seam is a bit thick, but the fabric is breathable and durable and will take a turn in the washing machine time and again. They will really help you with muscle fatigue on your longer runs or hikes, so you can train more effectively for your next race.
A winning tip is to keep in mind what a compression sock does and that it won’t feel like a standard cotton sock. You just need to be sure about the way a compression sock should sit. They need to be tight but shouldn’t leave you in any pain.
The idea is that you have a tight supportive fit that gives your muscles a helping hand. We hope this review has given you a clear idea about the qualities of the HOFAM Graduation socks. Enjoy your next run!