I don't know about you but the older I get and have to go on long haul flights, I begin to wonder about health and deep vein thrombosis from sitting so many hours and being dehydrated from the dry air. I looked at compression socks and they were not very flattering.
Happily for me and now you, along came Lily Trotters, the first fun and fashionable compression socks I have seen. They graciously sent me a pair to try and I dare anyone to take them away from me! They come in fun colors and patterns and boy, do they work. Not only are they great to take on airplanes, but I sit in front of a computer everyday working on our fabulous website. Even though I try and move around during the day, it still requires a lot of sitting, so I have been wearing them while I work. I also wore them on my daily walk and then I tried them when I walked miles on the concrete floor of a flea market. In all cases, I can honestly tell you that I felt invigorated, my feet never swelled and I haven't been able to stop talking about them.
Since we are a travel website, I highly recommend you get a pair for that reason alone. Wear the socks and drink plenty of water and you will arrive healthy. These socks are wonderful for all ages, so be sure and buy several pairs for all those you love.
Here is some information about compression:
Compression strength is described as a range, with the higher number representing the pressure at the ankle and the lower number representing the pressure at the top of the sock. This unit of pressure is referred to as mm/Hg (millimeters of mercury).
Lily Trotters offers 15-20 mmHg of compression (Moderate Compression); the level of compression that is often recommended during pregnancy or long flights, and to runners, cross-fitters, or anyone who sits or stands for long periods of time. Talk to your doctor to see if 15-20 mmHg is right for you.