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When caring for patients, your leg pain from standing all day should not take away your focus. Our compression socks for nurses provide support and prevent muscle and tendon pain. Other socks that fall or compress too tightly do neither.
Nurse Yard designed compression socks for nurses to provide just the right support for feet, joints, and muscles. Our nurse compression socks provide:
- Graduated compression distributed evenly from ankle to calf
- Cushioned, supportive arches to prevent strained ligaments
- No-slip knitted cuff and liner to keep them in place all day
We’re so sure nurses will love these compression socks that they come with a 60-day money-back guarantee. Try them for 60 days—if they’re not right for you, return them for a full refund.
How Our Compression Socks for Nurses Are Different
Some of nurses’ most common complaints about other compression socks are that they’re:
- Too tight, restricting blood flow and leaving prominent dents in the skin
- Too loose and need to be pulled up and adjusted throughout the day
Nurse Yards solved both problems with a unique, wave-knit fabric used in our compression socks for nurses. This special weave provides just the right amount of pressure to promote circulation and stay put without digging into the skin. They’re also machine washable and durable enough for everyday use.
We know nurses don’t have time for blisters, so we’ve added cushioning in the ankle and foot to protect your skin and provide an extra layer of comfort.
To bring a little fun to your outfit, we've created three healthcare-related designs for our compression socks. We call them Hero Socks. The selection includes scrub life compression socks, ambulance compression socks, DNA compression socks, pills compression socks, PPE compression socks, and pill bottles compression socks.
Risk Free 60 Day Guarantee
We proudly stand behind our product, which is why we offer a lengthy guarantee.
If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, return it within 60 days of your purchase for a full refund.
20-30 mmHg of graduated pressure. The perfect balance of compression... Not too tight, yet not loose! The ideal amount of support.
Fabric & Care
Our socks are made of 80% Nylon + 20% Spandex. Recommended to air dry to prevent shrinkage and for a longer lasting sock. Wash cold. No fabric softener.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do compression socks do for nurses?
Nurses often experience sore feet after their long 12-hour shifts. Walking and standing for long periods puts strain on your joints and legs, particularly your ankles and the connective tissues around your shin bones. Over time, this strain can cause chronic problems like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, inflammation, and joint problems.
For effective foot care, nurses should wear compression socks because they provide cushion the foot and ankle to prevent blisters, promote blood flow to soothe sore muscles and increase stamina, and support the plantar fascia ligament in the arch of the foot.
What is the design of a Nurse Yard compression sock?
At Nurse Yard, we make compression socks with a balance of comfort and utility, making them easy and enjoyable to wear. We also added a variety of features to ensure you’re supported from toe to knee, including:
- Extra room in the toes for breathability
- Moisture-wicking material to keep feet cool
- Arch supports to tame plantar fasciitis
- Cushioned ankles to prevent chafing
- Wave-shaped knit for consistent compression
- No-slip cuffs to keep them in place
What size compression sock do I need?
Sock size is determined using your normal shoe size and the circumference of your calf. Compare that number and your shoe size to our sizing chart. Measure your calf with a flexible tailor’s measuring tape. Wrap the tape around the widest part of your calf muscle, keeping it flush with the skin (but not too tight).
For instance, if you wear a women’s size 7 shoe with a calf circumference of 10 inches, our women’s S/Msock will fit you best. If you fall between sizes, our compression socks are roomier in the foot than regular socks, so size down if you want them to be more form-fitting.
Does Nurse Yard provide different colors and sizes of compression socks?
Of course! We don’t believe practical has to mean boring, so we offer compression socks for nurses in a variety of fun styles in both men’s and women’s sizes:
- Black and gray
- White and gray
- Green and gray
- Blue and gray with white toe and heel
- Pink and gray with white heel and toe
- Orange and gray with black toe and heel
How tight are compression socks?
Our compression socks hug the leg with graduated compression for consistent calf-to-toe support, starting with 30 mmHg of firm compression at the ankle and progressing to 20 mmHg of moderate compression just under the knee. This ensures that the socks are snug enough to relieve pain and inflammation while staying in place, yet comfortable enough to wear for your entire shift.
Where does Nurse Yard ship from?
Nurse Yard ships our no-slip compression socks for nurses from Phoenix, AZ.
How long will Nurse Yard shipping take?
After placing your order, you’ll receive your compression socks within 3 to 5 days, depending on where you are in relation to our shipping facility. Since shipping is always free, there’s no need to worry about longer shipping times inflating the price.
Benefits of Compression Socks for Nurses
Nursing often requires individuals to be on their feet and on the move in excess of 8 to 12 hours a day. Walking that much in regular socks—even in the proper shoes—can lead to chafed feet, sore and swollen joints, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis.
As the name suggests, Nurse Yard’s compression socks are made specifically with nurses in mind. Light, firm compression provides just enough pressure to improve circulation without being uncomfortable. Moisture-wicking material keeps your feet cool and dry, while light cushioning and arch support cradle your ankle and instep for all-day comfort.
I love the socks since I lay eyes on them the first time. I like the stretchy material and they last a long time. I am always on my feet and these socks do the trick no aches on my feet nor are they swollen at the end of my shift. You should definitely buy them worth every penny.
Hi Joey, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with our socks! We're thrilled to hear that you love the comfort and durability of our stretchy material. It's great to know that they've made a difference in keeping your feet ache-free and preventing swelling during your shifts. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to serving you again in the future. Your satisfaction is our priority!
I am so pleased with this purchase. I would recommend these to anyone. I have tried others but, these are different. I made a great decision.
Hi Angelia, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you're delighted with your purchase and that you would recommend our product to others. It's fantastic to know that you found our product to be distinct and that your decision was a great one. Your satisfaction is our top priority!
This by far are the best compression socks that I have bought this far! I have an autoimmune disease called LCV and these socks have helped a lot! Thank you very much. I will definitely be ordering more!
Hi Janice, We're truly grateful to hear that our compression socks have made a significant difference in managing your LCV. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we're here to support you on your journey to better health.
This is honestly my favorite pair of Nurse Yard socks yet. I ordered the 3x and they're perfect for my thick calves. I have multiple pairs of the patterned socks and love them but something about the striped socks hits different. They're slightly stretchier and soooooo comfortable. I could live in these socks.
Hey Amberle, I'm thrilled to hear that you're enjoying your Nurse Yard socks, especially the striped ones in size 3x! It's great to know that they're a perfect fit for you and that you find them super comfortable. Socks that hit different are always a win!
I have bought I believe 5 pairs so far and will continue to get these! My feet and legs are not sore or tired at the end of the day. Best decision I ever made! Highly recommend especially if you’re on your feet more so then not!
Hey Stephanie, It's wonderful that they've made such a positive impact on how your feet and legs feel by the end of your busy days. Your recommendation, especially for those who have to be on their feet frequently, speaks volumes about the quality and effectiveness of these socks. Keep enjoying the comfort and continued success at work!
Since I started using the compression sock 🧦 it’s been a wonderful thing, I’m a dialysis technician and for years I had pains on my feet and legs , and ever since i started using this product is Been great !! Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️in my book , they are not paying to say this and now I using ever for my afternoon workouts . Thank you for your product
Hey Neil, It's truly heartwarming to hear how much these compression socks from Nurse Yard have positively transformed your daily life, especially given your demanding role as a dialysis technician. Your experience of relief from feet and leg pains, and your newfound ability to continue with afternoon workouts, underscores the effectiveness of the product. Keep benefiting from these socks and excelling in your endeavors – and thank you for sharing your positive experience!
The fit and support are perfect! I'll never buy/wear any other compression socks again. Love the colors and fun designs!
Hi LH, I'm thrilled to hear that you're so satisfied with the fit and support of the compression socks! It's wonderful to know that you've found a product that meets your needs so well. The fact that you're also enjoying the variety of colors and fun designs adds an extra layer of delight. Your positive feedback truly means a lot, and I'm glad to have been a part of helping you discover a great choice in compression socks.Enjoy your comfortable and stylish socks!
I'm not a nurse, but I work in acute rehab and am on my feet the entire workday. I've tried other compression socks in the past and they were all torture, too tight around my calves and toes, so I never wore them much. These socks are amazingly comfortable and fit exactly as described with their sizing chart being spot on. I own at least a dozen pairs, including the Core, Core 2.0, and Hero Collection, and they all fit great. They're very durable, but I can't resist the new designs and colors!
Hey Lisa, It's wonderful that you've found compression socks that work perfectly for your demanding job in acute rehab. Your positive experience with their comfort and accurate sizing is great to hear. Having a collection of various styles that all fit well and are durable shows their effectiveness. Your preference for new designs and colors reflects their appeal. Here's to more comfortable and productive workdays ahead!