I was hoping to replacement old compression socks which were starting to fall apart after about a year. I decided to go up in compression from 10-15mmHg to 15-20mmHg. These do not even feel as tight as my old, worn out, lighter compression socks.
Pros: -They are socks. -They are not falling apart.
Cons: -Compression is very light -Band at the top is tighter than the sock below it. -The pattern on the sock pulls and leaves an indent in my legs. -The packaging doesn't actually mention anything about the level of compression.
I guess you get what you pay for. I was disappointed in the quality of these socks. For reference, I wear a women's shoes size 10 (or men's 8), I'm 5'9" and calves are 16". I chose the L/XL size. Maybe the smaller size would have fit a little better, but I think I will just buy from a more reputable source next time.