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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.
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.
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!