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2014-03-16 10:20 AM

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Subject: Compression socks for big calves?
I would like to try compression socks but am not sure they would fit. I have to buy wide calf boots and most knee socks either don't fit me or cut off my circulation. Any advice, brand recommendations, and/or coupon codes would be appreciated.

I am training for IMFL and have a history of blood clots so would like to wear them for recovery and plane rides.


2014-03-19 10:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Compression socks for big calves?

I bought what was sold as what would fit, and they were great for someone with a calf that is only 10" long.  I want something that goes from my ankle bone area to just under my knee.  The XXL size I bought wouldn't go over my calf muscle no matter what and was really short in my opinion.  I would say to go to a running shoe store and see what they actually have in stock and recommend.  I live over an hour from a  running shoe store, and the only day I have available they are not open.

 

2014-03-20 10:26 AM
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I have some "ted hose" which are used to increase circulation for people in wheelchairs (specifically, my dad, who is quadriplegic, who gave me a couple of his pairs).  They are thigh high and not super attractive, but they work pretty darn good! You could try a medical supply company for those.

2014-03-20 10:35 AM
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Subject: RE: Compression socks for big calves?

Originally posted by Medusa_Ann

I have some "ted hose" which are used to increase circulation for people in wheelchairs (specifically, my dad, who is quadriplegic, who gave me a couple of his pairs).  They are thigh high and not super attractive, but they work pretty darn good! You could try a medical supply company for those.

I thought about suggesting those also, but I was thinking ted hose was a lot thinner and less supportive than what compression socks were.  It has been a long time since I remember getting ted hose for my father though.

I won't comment on the look of thigh high hose.  :-)

 

2014-03-20 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by flip18436572

 

I won't comment on the look of thigh high hose.  :-)

 

Hubby likes when I wear them.  Just sayin'.  

 

2014-03-21 12:12 PM
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Funny stuff. Thanks for the ideas.


2014-03-21 12:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Compression socks for big calves?
Originally posted by Sulik24

I would like to try compression socks but am not sure they would fit. I have to buy wide calf boots and most knee socks either don't fit me or cut off my circulation. Any advice, brand recommendations, and/or coupon codes would be appreciated.

I am training for IMFL and have a history of blood clots so would like to wear them for recovery and plane rides.


I have to buy wide calf boots etc as well - I finally found a type I can wear for racing etc - they are CEP - size V (the largest) will work for a calf up to 20" (45-50cm)
2014-03-24 7:50 AM
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Subject: RE: Compression socks for big calves?

Originally posted by Medusa_Ann

Originally posted by flip18436572

 

I won't comment on the look of thigh high hose.  :-)

 

Hubby likes when I wear them.  Just sayin'.  

 

Yeah, that!!!  :-)

 

2014-03-24 1:41 PM
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Active gear has Mojo on sale now.
Haven't tried them, but for $20 it could be worth a shot
2014-04-03 7:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Compression socks for big calves?
I have large calves and I like the Addidas compression socks. I found them on Amazon which made it easy to order. I ordered the M and can pull them on and be comfortable.

I have another pair from RunningSkirts.com, but they are made for a really tall person and too tight for my likes.

Good luck!
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