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When caring for patients, your socks 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:
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.
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?
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.
Compression socks for nurses 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've tried other compression socks that were so tight they were unbearable. The ones I got from Nurse Yard give me the support I need without the sensation that a boa constrictor is eating my legs.
I work in a factory on concrete floors. I’m constantly in motion during the 12 hour shifts. At the end of the day my feet and legs would be terribly swollen and by the time I got home they hurt so bad I could barely walk. Was considering changing occupations.
Then I saw your socks on Facebook and thought I’d give’em a try, what could it hurt.
WOW! Just WOW!
After just one shift I was amazed how well they worked at reducing the swelling.
The pain was simply gone!
I can now work the entire 12 hour shift pain free. And still be pain free by the time I got home.
I’ve tried other compression socks that were way to tight or not enough compression, so was skeptical about Nurse Yard socks.
I’m so glad I tried them.
They are the best … ever.
Thank you for a wonderful product.
I bought one pair to try and then went back and bought 5 more pairs! Love the colors too😊
I've had multiple vascular surgies recently and these have helped immensely!! I'm very athletic and wear XXL (5'8, 170lbs, 16in calf, size 11 shoe) while working out ( cardio and heavy weight lifting) and at work. I'm super impressed! No pain, love them!!
Helped so much with leg and foot pain. Also the sizing is excellent because I have large calves and was able to order the appropriate size from the size chart. I have already placed my next order.
These are the best compression socks I’ve ever worn. It is not a struggle to get them on and off, and the socks really do reduce (and prevent) swelling. They are comfort and wash well by hand. They are terrific. Thank you for making such an outstanding product.
Love !!! My legs thank you❤️
I got the wrong size sent to me, so I contacted support. They were amazing at responding quickly and they fixed my issue! Also, love the socks they don’t even feel like compression socks! Absolutely will order again!!