The 10 Best Compression Socks for Workouts, Work, Travel…and Everything Else

If you haven’t thought about getting a pair of compression socks yet, now’s the time. For one thing, they’re a great way to improve workouts and facilitate recovery, which more than a few of us will appreciate when all those “work out more” New Year’s resolutions kick in. Then there are the benefits outside of the gym, like boosting circulation and keeping you more comfortable on long flights (and long days sitting at the office). Here are 10 essential pairs on the market right now.

Knee-High Compression Socks



A no-nonsense option that gets the job done, wicking sweat and providing support during your workouts.

Compression Socks



Bombas’ pair offers medium-strength compression—great for less intense workouts or very intense days sitting at the office.

Compression Run Socks



$18.95 (16% off)

This ultralight pair is designed to prevent your feet from swelling during runs while maintaining the fit you’re used to in your favorite running shoes.

Alphaskin Traxion Ultralight Crew Socks



Just looking for a little extra compression around those aching arches? These provide exactly that.

Companion Compression Socks



Not all compression socks are built for working out. This pair is your go-to companion (hence the name) for long-haul flights.

Reflective Compression Run Socks

New Balance


Not only do these do the compression work you need, they also keep you safe, with reflective panels designed to increase visibility during low-light runs.

Trail Legs Socks

Darn Tough Vermont


These are designed for hiking. The over-the-calf compression will keep your legs happy while the added warmth keeps your toes from freezing.

Making Tracks Compression Socks



Graduated compression means this pair is tight in all the right places.

Venturist Over the Calf Dress Socks

Insignia by Sigvaris


Another option more suited to the office than the gym, this pair is made from ultra-comfy Australian merino wool. 

Vectr Compression Socks



These are specifically designed to provide support for your arches, ankles, and plantar fascia, while also helping prevent shin splints and cushion impact.

Jonathan Evans is the style director of Esquire, covering all things fashion, grooming, accessories, and, of course, sneakers.

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