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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$ 17.33 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 231 reviews
Very Happy User

I have been very pleased with all the stockings in the Core Collection. The fit properly and do not wrinkle during the day. This last pair (the floral pattern) actually makes me smile when I put them on. They are so cheery. I am generally very conservative in my dress but these are 'cool.' PS, I'm pushing 80!!

Hi there, thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you are pleased with the fit and design of our Flowers Compression Socks. It's wonderful to know that they make you smile and add a touch of cheer to your day. We truly appreciate your support and hope to continue providing you with comfortable and stylish products. Have a lovely day! Best, [Your Name]

Great purchase

I love my compression socks they are very comfortable. I bought 7 pairs

Hi Mars!

Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experience with our Striped Compression Socks. We are thrilled to hear that you love them and find them comfortable. It's great to know that you purchased seven pairs - that's a true testament to their quality! We appreciate your support and hope to continue providing you with top-notch products. Have a wonderful day!

Jane Bailey
Daughter loves them!

My daughter is a RN and works 12 hour shifts. She said they are very comfortable and she loved the pretty pastel print!

Hi Jane! Thank you for sharing your daughter's experience with our Striped Compression Socks. We're so happy to hear that she loves them and finds them comfortable during her long shifts as an RN. We hope the pretty pastel print adds a little bit of fun to her work attire. Thank you for choosing our product!

Shawna Freston
SF Loves

I love every pair I bought! They are perfect!! Will purchase more!🩵

Hi Shawna! Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you love our Hearts Compression Socks. We truly appreciate your support and are happy to hear that you plan on purchasing more. Let us know if you need any assistance with your future orders. Have a great day!

Sandra Conner, these socks are life savers.
Great Sicks

I have bought these socks before they are the best I have ever worn. My legs do not ache after my shift and being on my feet all day.

Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Sandra! We're glad to hear that our Original Solid Compression Socks have helped alleviate your leg pain after a long shift. We appreciate your support and hope to continue providing you with the best socks for your needs. Have a great day!

Joann Holt
Best socks I have ever owned

I am so happy I bought these compression socks. My legs are so happy at work all day. And they are the cutest. I got so many compliments on them. Also just wanted to say customer service is top notch. I am going to order more.

Hi Joann! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with our Cats & Dogs Compression Socks. We are thrilled to hear that they have been the best socks you have ever owned and that they have made your legs happy at work. It's also great to know that you have received compliments on the cute design. We are always happy to hear from satisfied customers like you. Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you again soon!

I love these socks!

I love these fun socks!! They fit perfectly and relieve my neuropathy!! Make your day comfortable and fun... buy these socks!

Hi Meg!

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so happy to hear that you love our Checkered Compression Socks! Our goal is to provide both comfort and style, and we're glad to know that they are helping with your neuropathy. We hope they continue to make your days more comfortable and fun. Thanks for choosing our socks!

Love these socks!!

These socks are amazing!! Feel so good on my legs all day, not that hard to put on either. Less "restless" legs at night time too. Comfortable to wear all day, then take off at bedtime. Great product, love them!! and all the colors!!

Thank you for your positive review! We're thrilled to hear that you love our compression socks and that they have improved your leg comfort throughout the day and night. We strive to provide both functionality and style, so we're glad you appreciate the variety of colors we offer. Thanks for being a fan of our product! Keep on wearing and loving those socks.