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Compression Socks for Runners

Nurse Yard CORE

Compression Socks

$ 32.99 USD$ 32.99 USD
  • Arch Support

  • Graduated Pressure

  • Helps Prevent Varicose Veins

  • Reduces Leg and Ankle Swelling

  • Cuts Down Fatigue and Alleviates Pain

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What's my size?

Please refer to this sizing guide to choose your best fit:

Your socks should not be what you’re thinking about while running. That’s why Nurse Yard designed our compression socks for runners to provide continuous support in the areas you need it most while staying in place.

When you’re wearing Nurse Yard’s compression socks for running, you’ll be able to focus on your form and breathing and not your uncomfortable socks. 

Some benefits of our compression socks for running include:

  • Consistent, graduated compression to your ankle and calf
  • Gentle support for your arches to prevent strain
  • No-slip liner, so you won’t have to adjust them constantly

The best part is our compression socks come with a risk-free 60-day guarantee. Wear our running socks for 60 days to see if they work for you. If you don’t like them, return them for a full refund.  

How Our Compressions Socks for Runners are Different

Runners’ biggest complaints about their compression socks are they’re either too tight or fall down. We’ve solved them with our wave design knit pattern. This style of knitting is just snug enough to stay in place without feeling restrictive or binding. It’s also long-lasting, making them easy on your wallet and on your feet. 

We’ve also added cushioning in all the right places to protect your ankles, the back of your heel, and the pressure points on your feet from rubbing. You can’t run on blistered feet, and you won't have to try with Nurse Yard’s compression socks for runners.  

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.

Compression Details

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 runners?

Running creates a rhythm of vibration through the foot and up the leg that, over time, can cause sore joints, swelling, aching muscles, and exacerbate conditions like plantar fasciitis. 

Compression socks for running cushion the ankle and foot to prevent chafing, support the arch to alleviate acute and chronic pain, and encourage circulation to relieve and prevent muscle fatigue, inflammation, and varicose veins.   

How Does gradient compression work?

Gradient compression refers to the gradual change in compression between the ankle and cuff of your compression sock. Higher compression around the bottom of the calf helps fight gravity so blood can more easily return to your heart. 

How is compression measured?

Different levels of compression are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg)—the same measurement used to calculate blood pressure or the pressure inside any fluid. Since compression socks deliver pressure to your circulatory system, it makes sense to use mmHg to measure the amount of pressure applied to your blood flow and lymphatic system.  

What is the design hack of a Nurse Yard compression sock?

We took special care in the design of our compression socks for running. We balanced comfort with utility by incorporating the following features into our socks’ design: 

  • Roomy toes to prevent chafing
  • Comfortable, supportive arches
  • Cushioned ankles for all-day comfort
  • Wave-shaped knit for graduated compression
  • No-slip cuffs to keep your socks in place

What size compression sock do I need?

Your sock size is based on your usual shoe size plus your calf measurement. For instance, if you usually wear a women’s size 7 shoe and the widest part of your calf measures 12 inches, our women’s S/M or L/XL will fit you best. 

To measure your calf, wrap a flexible measuring tape around the widest part of the muscle. The tape should touch the skin without making an indent. 

If you’re between sizes, please note that larger sizes have more room in the foot, so it’s best to size down if you want a more form-fitting compression sock. With Nurse Yard, no matter what size you are, even if you're big and tall, you can get the right sized compression socks for you.

Does Nurse Yard provide different colors and sizes of compression socks?

Yes! We believe self-expression and pain relief aren’t mutually exclusive, so we offer compression socks that benefit runners in the following colors in men’s and women’s sizes: 

  • Black: black and gray design
  • White: white and gray design
  • Blue: blue and gray with white toe and heel
  • Pink: pink and gray with white heel and toe
  • Green: green and gray design
  • Orange: orange and gray with black toe and heel

How tight are compression socks?

Our running compression socks are designed to provide graduated pressure to provide even support from calf to toe. The pressure is tight enough to provide pain relief and prevent slippage but light and comfortable enough to wear all day. 

Where does Nurse Yard ship from?

Nurse Yard ships our no-slip, supportive compression socks from Phoenix, AZ. 

How long will Nurse Yard shipping take?

Shipping typically takes between 3 and 5 days, depending on where you’re located in relation to our shipping location. Don’t worry about long shipping times driving up prices—shipping is free!

Benefits of Wearing Compression Socks as a Runner?

When you run in regular socks, you risk developing blisters, infections from trapped sweat, swollen feet and legs, and sore joints. 

Nurse Yards’ compression socks for running tackle each of these problems head-on, providing firm-yet-gentle compression for increased circulation and reduced inflammation, moisture-wicking material to keep your feet cool, and light cushioning against impact chafing to support your joints from toe to hip.

Do Compression Socks Improve Running Times?

Yes—compression can help improve running performance! When you wear compression socks after a run, it speeds up recovery time and reduces soreness, which makes it easier and more pleasant to run daily. 

Additionally, compression socks improve circulation in your legs, which helps oxygenate your muscles and keeps your pulse from rising as fast. They also encourage lymphatic drainage, which prevents lactic acid buildup in your muscles. All of this means that you can run longer before getting out of breath or feeling the burn. 

Nurse Yard CORE

Compression Socks

$ 34.65 USD$ 22.52 USD
  • Arch Support

  • Graduated Pressure

  • Reduces Leg and Ankle Swelling

  • Helps prevent and Treat Varicose Veins

  • Cuts Down Fatigue and Alleviates Soreness

Customer Reviews

Based on 212 reviews
Robin Jewell
The best!

My legs feel so good after a long shift. These socks are well made, cute and do the job!

Hi Robin,

It's fantastic to hear that Nurse Yard socks have been a great addition to your long shifts, providing comfort and doing the job well. Wishing you continued comfort and happy wearing!


I’m an average fit person and they fit great, super soft and cozy. Started with two pairs and cannot wait to get more! Special educator on my feet all day, approved!

Hi TL,

That's wonderful to hear that Nurse Yard socks have proven to be a great choice for you as you navigate your busy days as a special educator. Comfort is key, especially when you're on your feet all day. Wishing you continued comfort and success in your work!

Love it😍😍

I used to have painful legs post shifts but since wearing nurse yard compression stocking. I'm pain free.

Hi Linda,

It's wonderful to hear that the Nurse Yard compression stockings have made a positive impact on your leg pain after shifts. Managing discomfort is crucial, especially in professions that involve long hours on your feet. Wishing you continued comfort and well-being!


Love wearing these socks. My legs energy is wonderful due to these compression socks.

Hi LEvans,

We're delighted to hear that you're experiencing increased leg energy and comfort with Nurse Yard compression socks! Compression socks can indeed provide valuable support by promoting better circulation and reducing fatigue, making a noticeable difference in how your legs feel. Wishing you continued comfort and energy in your activities!

Dorothy Linsangan
Best products ever

Soft and durable material.. thicker on the plantar side of the foot to provide comfort..enough stretch and compression pressure..recommended to all nurses and travelers also

Hi Dorothy,

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback! It's great to hear that you find the Nurse Yard compression socks to have a soft and durable material, providing comfort with the right amount of stretch and compression pressure. Your recommendation is valuable, especially for fellow nurses and travelers. Wishing you continued comfort and well-being!

Ashley C.
Green stripes compression socks

I love nurse yard socks! I’m an MA in a corrections setting and I wouldn’t survive without nurse yard. These are my new favorite pair!

Hi Ashley,

We're so glad to hear that Nurse Yard socks are helping you navigate the challenges of your work in a corrections setting! Comfort is crucial, especially in demanding environments, and we're honored to be part of your daily routine. Thank you for being a valued Nurse Yard customer, and here's to many more days of comfort on the job! ✨

Ellen V
great compression socks for Vericose veins

I bought one for me and sent one to my wonderful nurse daughter in law.
She will love them also but I just sent them today!😎😍

Hi Ellen,

That's such a thoughtful gesture! Sending Nurse Yard socks to your nurse daughter-in-law is a wonderful way to show appreciation and provide her with comfort during her demanding work. We hope she loves them as much as you do! Thank you for choosing Nurse Yard, and here's to both of you enjoying the comfort of our socks! ✨


Ever since I bought my first pair of nurse yard socks I’ve been wearing them every day. I wish they had been around when I was a working nurse!! I have given several to friends and family and I am proud to say they are now members of the club😊

Hi Rose,

It's wonderful to hear that you've become a devoted fan of Nurse Yard socks! Your enthusiasm and recommendation to friends and family are truly appreciated. We're delighted to have you as part of the Nurse Yard community, and we hope the socks continue to bring you comfort and joy. Thank you for your support, and here's to many more days of happy and comfortable wearing!