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December 19, 2021

The Best Wool Socks Worth Buying, According to Online Reviews


Oct. 26, 2021

Since the dawn of civilization, humans have herded sheep and spun wool fibers to make clothing. The ancient Romans are thought to be the first to have the genius idea to weave wool socks—the earliest pair date to the 2nd-century Roman fort of Vindolandia in Britain. A note inscribed on a stone tablet found at the site even reads, “send more socks.”

The Romans knew a good thing when they found it. Wool socks keep feet warm and dry in the winter and cool and dry in the summer. Wool socks wick perspiration from feet so that feet stay dry, but at the same time, they repel liquid—just one reason they’re great for hiking in all seasons. A natural, renewable resource, wool is durable and versatile—no wonder some of our favorite warm socks are made of wool! We poured through online reviews to find the best wool socks worth buying—your tootsies will thank us!

Best Wool Compression Socks

You may reach for compression socks to reduce swelling in your legs and feet—especially if you sit at a desk all day, but Vive Wear graduated compression socks will also keep your tootsies toasty. Not only are they made of comfy-cozy organic alpaca and merino wool, but they have built-in electrical stimulation to promote circulation to keep your lower extremities feeling warm and energized. Compression socks are also great for people who stand all day at work, and to keep feet and ankles from swelling on long-haul flights.

wool compression socks

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What size compression sock is right for me?

Vive Wear Sizing Chart

Choose a sock size that will safely fit the largest foot, ankle and calf measurement.

Measure at the widest part of the calf.

Measure at the smallest part of the ankle just above the ankle bones.







Vive Wear®Compression Sock Size Chart

Calf Circumference Inches 10.5-13.0 13.0-15.0 14.0-15.5 15.0-18.0 17.5-21.5
  CM 27.0-32.0 33.0-38.0 36.0-40.0 38.0-46.0 45.0-55.0
Ankle Circumference Inches 7.5 - 8.5 8.0-10.0 9.0-11.0 10.0-12.5 11.5-14.0
  CM 19.0-22.0 21.0-25.0 23.0-28.0 26.0-32.0 30.0-36.0
Shoe Size  Inches 3.0 - 5.0 6.0 - 8.0 8.0-11.0 11.0-13.0 13.0-15.0


How to choose Prosthetic Shrinker sizing?

Choose a prosthetic shrinker size that will safely fit the calf and thigh circumference.

Measure 4 finger widths above the patella (knee cap)

Measure at the widest part of the calf.







Vive Wear® below knee

Prosthetic Shrinker Size Chart

Compression 20-30 mmHg / Length 15-15 3/4” 38-40 cm

Thigh Inches 13.75-15.75 15.75-17.75 17.75-19.5 19.5-22 22-24
  CM 35-40 40-45 45-50 50-56 56-60
Calf Inches 11.75-13.75 13.75-15.75 15.75-17.75 17.75-19.25 19.25-21
  CM 30-35 35-40 40-45 45-49 49-54