Medipeds Compression Socks Review 2018
Updated December 1, 2018
Medipeds is a USA based company that focuses on producing premium quality products that promote healthy feet. They are sponsors of the American Diabetes Association and are committed to helping people who are living with diabetes. The Medipeds range offers lower leg support for athletes, sportspeople and everyday users. In this article we review the best of the Medipeds range. We also compare socks from three leading competitors.
The Best of MediPeds
The PEDS Medipeds Women’s Diabetic Over the Calf Crew sock provides you with a full length mildly graduated compression sock to increase blood circulation, bringing instant relief to tired and sore lower legs and feet. This sock is made from 58% nylon, 38% polyester and 4% lycra spandex, making for a very reflexive sock that will allow you to carry on your daily activities with no inhibitions.
The lycra spandex component of the sock provides you with a form hugging fit to keep the sock in place all day long. This sock provides you with a light to moderate level of compression to bring gentle relief by speeding up the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the heel, ankles, soles and calf muscles. The flexible nature of this sock makes it a good choice for people with large calf muscles. It has an effective level of moisture wicking capability.
- Mild graduated compression
- Very reflexive and flexible
- Moisture wicking
- May not have enough compression for some
The Medipeds Men’s Full Cushion Crew is a full length, over the calf compression sock. It is made from Coolmax Cotton, which very effectively pulls moisture away from the skin, keeping your legs and feet dry and cool. The top of the sock features mesh inserts to increase the ventilation effect. Soft cushioning in the high impact areas such as the soles of the feet, ankle and heel deliver a superior level of support and comfort.
The Medipeds Men’s Full Cushion Crew sock is constructed from a blend of 42% Coolmax Polyester, 37% Cotton, 18% Polyester, 2% Nylon and 1% Lycra. This combination makes for a very lightweight, reflexive sock that is ultra comfortable to wear. It has built-in anti-odor and anti-static properties. This sock is sold as a triple pair, providing you with excellent value.
- Coolmax Cotton technology
- Soft cushioning in high impact areas
- Lightweight, reflexive
- A little too loose fitting
In this section we review 3 alternatives to the Medipeds range:
- The Blitzu Performance Compression sock
- The CEP Women’s Progressive+ compression sock
- The Pro: Compression Trainer (Low Profile) sock
The Blitzu Performance Compression sock delivers the unique combination of graduated compression throughout its entire length along with a kinesiology tape fabric design. This delivers the maximum level of support to enhance blood circulation and bring in more oxygen and nutrients to heal the lower legs. At the same time, the sock is very comfortable to wear, conforming well to contours of the foot. 360 degree range of motion makes sure that your agility and mobility are not impeded.
The Blitzu Performance Compression sock is very well ventilated, with a good level of moisture wicking ability. This keeps the sweat and heat at bay. Anti static and anti bacterial properties make the sock even more comfortable. A top band keeps the sock in place.
- Kinesiology tape design
- Extremely comfortable
- 360-degree range of motion
- Sizing chart inaccurate
The CEP Women’s Progressive+ compression sock is made from 85% lycra and 15% spandex. This delivers a very responsive level of mobility and flexibility. This sock provides you with 20-30 mmHg of graduated compression, with the highest compression centered around the mid foot area. Anti vibration technology reduces the vibratic pain along the shin and calf muscle. This sock conforms well to the foot, making it easy to get on and off.
The CEP Women’s Progressive+ compression sock is a lightweight, breathable sock that provides you with an airy ventilated lower leg feel. The 360 degree range of motion makes this is a great sock for women who play sports or run. CEP offer these socks in a range of attractive colors and designs.
- Graduated compression
- Reduces vibration
- Padded zones
- Hard to get on and off
The Pro: Compression Trainer (Low Profile) sock is made from a blend of 70% polypropylene, 20% nylon and 10% lycra spandex. This gives you a reflexive, lightweight feel to the sock while also providing maximum durability. This short sock delivers a high level of graduated compression to fast track the supply if oxygen and nutrients. This makes it an excellent choice for active people and sports players, providing pre, intra and post play support.
The Pro: Compression Trainer (Low Profile) sock features a unique built-in stabilizer zone that provides extra balance and support with every stride that you take. A non slip design keeps the sock firmly in place, no matter how hard you play. It also provides anti moisture, anti static and anti odor properties.
- Targeted compression around the ankle, heel and foot sole
- Built-in Stabilizer Zone
- Non slip design
- Sizing chart is incorrect
Nike are a dominant player in the sportswear market. But how do their compression socks stack up? Find out with our Nike Compression Socks Review 2018 feature article.
Medipeds are suppliers of top quality support and comfort products for the feet. Their top performing product is the PEDS Medipeds Women’s Diabetic Over the Calf Crew sock, which features mild graduated compression and is very reflexive and flexible. The Medipeds Men’s Full Cushion Crew sock makes use of Coolmax Cotton technology and is fitted with soft cushioning in high impact areas.
In terms of alternatives to the Medipeds range, we recommend the Blitzu Performance Compression sock, which provides double compression with the aid of its kinesiology tape design, along with a 360 degree range of motion. The CEP Women’s Progressive+ compression sock combines graduated compression with reduced vibration technology.
Completing our top 3 Medipeds alternatives is the Pro:Compression Trainer (Low Profile), which provides you with targeted compression around the ankle, heel and foot sole and a built-in stabilizer zone to prevent over and under pronation.
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