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Care Tips

Take proper care of your compression socks and stockings to make them last longer. Adopting the proper washing methods help to ensure this. Learning how to put on your legwear properly also helps. Learn here

FOLLOW THESE RECOMMENDATIONS SO THEY DON'T WEAR OUT TOO QUICKLY
  • Wash your compression hosiery after each time you use them as the compression strength is reduced slightly while worn and the strength is restored by washing and drying. 
  • Learn how to put on your legwear properly. Learn here
  • Replace your compression legwear every 4 to 6 months as the spandex stretches out with repeated use.
  • Own a couple of pairs, especially if you will be wearing compression legwear daily. Rotating them throughout the week will let the material rest between each use, this will prolong the life of each pair as the material won't be stretched out too quickly.

How to care for compression stockings and how to wash running compression socks: 

  • Hand wash the stockings in warm, soapy water using a mild detergent. Rinse.
  • Gently squeeze out excess water. Do not wring the stockings.
  • Lay them on a flat surface in a shady area to dry. Do not hang them as they are heavier when damp and the weight may cause your stockings to lose shape or stretch when hanging. Do not hang them out in the sun as prolonged exposure to heat damages the elastic.

How to care for compression socks:

  • The socks can be machine washed up to 40°C.
  • Put the socks in a laundry net to avoid them getting tangled with the other laundry and over stretching.
  • Use a mild detergent.
  • Do not iron or dry clean. Air dry in a shady area and not under direct sunlight as prolonged exposure to heat damages the elastic.