They are exactly what I was looking for in Compression socks! Not so tight that I struggle in pain to get them on in the morning because of the arthritis in my hands but firm enough to give me support all day without making my legs feel like they are being squeezed to the point of being uncomfortable. I should add that I normally wear a medium but ordered these in a large for my comfort. This was my personal choice for what worked best for me. Getting 3 pair for what I have paid for 1 pair is a great value and 1 that I will take advantage of again.