VR Essential

£ 21.99


For a better fit, new customers should enter their measurements under the "Enter Your Measurements" size option to have one of our advisors size you after you have placed your order.

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How to measure for compression socks: Sit the person down with their foot flat on the floor and their knee at a 90 degree angle. This contracts the calf so we get it at its biggest measurement. In this position, the person can measure themselves accurately or be measured by someone else. ​You want to measure the ankle circumference at the smallest point (above the ankle joint, not around the maleoli - just the skinniest part of the bottom of the leg). You then want the calf circumference at the widest part. Shin length is measured from the pit of the knee down to the floor. Height of the person in cm. Shoe size in UK sizing. You want the tape measure to hug the skin but not be digging in. If you have any difficulties or are unsure, give us a call on 0207 326 0900.

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Product Reference



Compression Level

Class I Compression (16-18mmHg)

Fabric Composition

95% Lycra
4% Elastane

Washing Guide


Exceptional value for money, our VR Air sock affords a subtle style and is a quick drying sock with a unisex feel. Medically validated, lightweight and discreet, yet adheres to our strict medical testing process, these socks help reduce flight related swelling and the risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) from occuring. A perfect addition to your sock drawer for daily use too. Also provides relief of lymphoedema and varicose veins.


A fantastic flight sock specially designed for long haul flights to warm destinations. The silk like fabric is cooling throughout warm temperatures making an essential tool for comfortbale travel and day wear.


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Compression Socks

I have bad varicose vein on the back of my calf on both legs and i do a lot of long walks with a walking group and after our walk I use to get a lot of pain in the back of my legs I have NHS compression socks but they do not help so I thought I would try the ones from Vitalactive and they are working no pain after my walk when I put them on great


    Excellent service and products

    The original product although of excellent quality did not quite fit. i contacted Customer Services who were most helpful in replacing the socks immediately with a different type which were perfect.


      Light weight socks

      These socks are lighter than the other socks I have bought and more suitable for the summer. I have given them 4 stars instead of 5 as I have to pull them up every now and again.


        Thank you

        I am writing to let you know how much difference your compression socks have made to me. I have varicose excema caused by leaking veins, since wearing your socks my excema has disappeared. I would like to add that by wearing them when playing golf and general day activities they have reduce the tiredness I used to feel in my legs. I would definitely recommend your product to anyone who has circulation problems.


          Fully satisfied

          I ordered these socks for the same reasons as Leslie Crew of Kent - problems with varicose veins affecting circulation. I am advised by my doctor that the NHS is disinclined to deal with this condition surgically these days. Therefore good socks that stimulate the circulation will be in demand. And the socks that you provided are helping sinificantly. What is more, they came at high speed. The sizing chart is a good idea!. I could buy this sort of thing in Boots for



            The Essential socks are a superb fit, easily as good as the best socks that VR have to offer. They offer the same level of performance and have made a significant difference to how tired my legs feel at the end of the day. They are the perfect sock for daily wearing.

            My only comment is that I have noticed my feet perspire more wearing these socks that when wearing the Ultra Comfort or the Oxfords, this is why I have marked them 4 and not 5 stars.

            I will be buying more of these but will only wear them when I visit cooler climates.


              VR Essential Socks

              Excellent product and service. Giving measurements as directed on website resulted in perfectly fitting socks. These feel much more comfortable and effective than others previously bought in shops which can only be selected by shoe size range.


                excellent product

                The socks arrived extremely quickly after giving measurements for a good fit. They feel very comfortable on and look forward to wearing them on a forthcoming long-haul flight.


                  Well made and good value

                  Arrived quickly, excellent fit and quality.


                    Quality product.

                    Always suffered with swollen ankles after flying.

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