With stylish designs, quality materials and a super-snug measured fit, compression socks are the ideal choice to wear all day, every day. Whether you're sitting or walking, they'll look after your feet and gctech compression technology means they'll help look after bloodflow and your heart too.
Men who have been prescribed full-length compression will need to visit our made to measure section or call us for optimum fit.
Long and short designs for all types of footwear will keep your feet safely snug in shoes, boots or sandals. Our compression socks are specially designed to give you extra levels of comfort for all-day wear, and you'll feel less tired at the end of the day.
How often at the end of the day have your legs felt heavy, swollen, puffy and tired?
Wearing these scientifically tested products on a daily basis will help keep your legs in tip-top condition by reducing swelling/fatigue. Anatomical compression ensures your legs are squeezed into the best possible shape.
They look so sheer, you won't believe they're compression tights. Careful measurement means your legs get just the right amount of pressure to reduce swelling and cellulite and improved circulation means they ease fatigue too.
Research shows knee highs are just as effective as full-length so the choice is yours. Time to whip out a dress?
We appreciate that not everyone is the same and that we all come in different shapes and sizes. Our standard range covers 90% of people but, for compression to work, it must fit properly. If you fall outside our standard charts or want something special we can manufacture a sock just for you. This is made to your exact measurements and takes up to 5 working days. As this uses a unique machine it limits the design and colour range but the product you receive will be custom built specifically for you.
If you’re commuting to work, in meetings, sitting at a desk, on your feet or enjoying lunches - your mind is getting a workout, and your body is also being put through the paces. Your legs take a huge strain, and towards the end of a day often feel heavy and tired. Did you know there is a simple solution to prevent these symptoms and reduce the long term harm they cause?
A change as simple as putting on a pair of VR compression socks when you get dressed in the morning will make a huge difference. You’ll be more comfortable throughout the day and your legs will thank you for it.
FACT - The blood flow leaving your legs (VR - Venous Return) reduces by 50% when you are seated for only 90 minutes, causing swelling and 'heaviness', the oxygen content of the muscles also decreases - this explains why that feeling of fatigue occurs. This is why wearing properly fitted medical grade compression socks containing gctech™ will help reduce these symptoms.
In the medical world, your calf muscle is known as the second heart - it is responsible for helping to pump blood and fluid up out of your lower leg area, round the body and back to the heart. By wearing something that is anatomically correct, and squeezes your leg in a gradient manner, you can begin to counteract the effects of fatigue and help your legs feels fresh throughout the day - no matter what your schedule throws at you.
Swelling and fatigue aren't the only issues the result from prolonged inactivity. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is also a life threatening illness that can occur whilst you are travelling, sitting down or standing for long periods. This is due to decreased circulation, gravitational effects and subsequent swelling. DVT can naturally occur, however, it can also be attributed to occupational work based activities (for example long periods of sitting at a desk or hours standing in a factory).
Do you know whether you may be affected by some of the symptoms highlighted above? Ask yourself some simple questions:
A. Sit for long periods at a desk
B. Stand for long periods of time at work
C. Travel for periods of over 90 minutes
If the answer is yes then you are at risk of:
2. Swelling of the lower limbs and ankles
3. Fatigue/tired legs
4. Varicose and thread veins
It's in the squeeze - VR compression socks are designed and checked by doctors for daywear use. The compression comes with peace of mind that it is the best available - this is the compression profile which is proven by science to work.
For compression to really benefit you, there are quality standards that must be adhered to; squeeze gradient needs to be accurate, leg measurements should be obtained and questions asked about your lifestyle. These checks ensure our products are medically validated and give you the reassurance that you are receiving compression that actually makes a difference to your body, making it work more efficiently - this is the quality assurance you get when you see the gctech logo.
Many of our customers never intended to start wearing compression on a daily basis. They came to us looking for flight socks that fit well and were comfortable and quickly realised that wearing compression socks made their ankles slim down, their legs and feet feel less tired in the evenings and even gave them more energy!
Others come to us with a recognised need for compression support for their legs each day. Here are a few snippets of the advice we may give on the phone when you call our advisory team.
Our daywear and travel range are interchangeable if you particularly like a fabric or pattern. They both contain at least UK Class 1 compression and the main difference is down to the fabrics used.
Once you’ve taken measurements and established your size, the rest is down to trying to match the type of socks you’d wear normally anyway. You want the thickness and function to be similar to what you currently wear so that your shoes fit correctly. If the sock is much thicker/thinner, your shoes won’t fit properly.
Based on your lifestyle, you may need or want to wear a sports sock, fine dress sock, classic hosiery or the brightest cotton socks we have.
Our open-toe socks are designed for wear in summer with sandals or for those podiatry issues who need to keep pressure away from the toes. Those with established medical conditions may experience minor swelling at the toes when wearing a sock with no compression over the toes.
Our calf sleeves are designed for active wear and can be worn discreetly under leggings. As they offer no compression over the foot, they are not recommended for periods of immobility e.g. sitting at a desk at work or for travel.
Information courtesy of Compression Advisory.
Good quality socks give you confidence as well as comfort; you can expect a lot from our range of compression socks. Whatever your lifestyle, our compression socks can help you stay alert, avoid tiredness and improve your health. All our socks use graduated compression technology which improves bloodflow in your legs. You will feel the difference, every day.
Our collection includes discreet ranges for the office, tough ones for the outdoors, fancy ones for special occasions, and funky ones for trend setters. We have classic dark colours and styles that will go with everything from suits to casual wear, as well as catwalk-quality tights and leggings. You won't be able to spot the support, but you'll certainly feel the difference!
Style, comfort, and better health: what more could want from your legwear?
Vivid and bold. VR Durham screams fun, without letting on that it's a flight sock.Feels like a 'normal'cotton-rich sock, but packs the power of medically validated, British Standard, Class 1 compression.Travel/Daywear sock that is eyecatching and comfortable.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one...
The smart choice. Feels like a 'normal' cotton-rich sock, but packs the power of medically validated, British Standard, Class 1 compression. Travel/Daywear sock that is eyecatching for the right reasons!For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size you.
Our most popular set of stripes from our lifestyle range of compression socks. As a result we've developed it in extra sizes!Developed with a high cotton content in UK Class 1 compression, this sock combines comfort and fit with a bit of class.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors...
A bright, colourful and cotton-rich unisex sock, designed for travel and daily use. It will help reduce fatigue, swelling and keep your legs feeling fresh with UK Class 1 graduated compression. For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size you.
Polka dots are a fabulous classic, but these are even more enjoyable to wear thanks to the support and relief from their UK Class 1 compression. These are so popular that we've even developed them in tailored new sizes for a perfect fit. For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size...
Discreet, classy, floral pattern to liven up your sock drawer. Fantastic support and relief from UK Class 1 compression.Great everyday or flight socks for short and long-haul travel. These are so popular that we've even developed them in tailored new sizes for a perfect fit. For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size...
Designed specifically with a classic golf look in unisex colours. The Fairway can be worn as a daywear or flight sock. This luxurious, cotton rich sock with proven UK Class 1 medical grade compression will support your lower legs.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size you.
The finest Italian hosiery for sumptuous legs with support and relief of UK Class I compression.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size you. If you are concerned about fit over thighs or tummy, please enter your thigh circumference and weight in the notes. We may opt for a VR...
Our VR Florence 100 Tights are a revolutionary smooth and sheer option for compression wearers. They produce and invisible and elegant look that gives relief to tired legs and improves the blood circulation with light UK Class 1 Compression.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors...
Made from the finest Italian hosiery, these soft, ladder-resistant pantyhose offer support and revitalising compression to help prevent tired legs.For greater accuracy, enter your measurements under the 'My Measurements' size option to have one of our advisors size you.
If you need specifically tailored medical compression garments...look no further. Designed and manufactured with your exact shape in mind, our made to measure, medically validated knee length socks ensure that you receive a garment correctly sized to your lower leg shape, giving you maximum DVT protection in a sock.
With additional support and comfort in mind, these made to measure thigh-high stockings offer perfect-fitting compression over the whole leg.They are ideal for when you are looking to extend the support to your thigh, or even post-operatively to give maximum DVT protection in a stocking.If you're not sure whether you fall into a standard size or made to...