Dr. Segal's Compression Socks - Stir-Up Socks Review - Calculated Traveller

Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks “compression never looked so stylish!”

I always wear my white compression socks when flying – that’s a no brainer for me.

But once I get to my destination I confess that I don’t wear them all the time due to vanity, weather, wardrobe or when I’m participating in certain activities like going to the beach.

Unfortunately, at the end of the day I suffer the consequences — leg pain, swelling, discomfort and general all around grumpiness…

I have written about compression stockings before and found a good solution with pretty polka dot stockings and a version of footless leggings – but frankly I don’t want to wear full stockings all the time no matter how pretty they are and the seams of the leggings are a bit unsightly and the fabric a bit too thick for the hot summer sun.

I’m forever on the hunt for a compression sock solution that I can wear in hot climates for when I want to wear sandals AND shorts. But, I don’t want to be one of THOSE people wearing knee-high white socks with sandals and shorts!

I’ve found a partial solution to my problem and best of all they are Canadian like me!

Founded in 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia by a Surgeon specializing in Vein Disease. With 20 years of experience treating patients, Dr. Segal’s compression therapy products are “stylish and suitable for every day, travel, sport and life…”

Positive Benefits

  • Increase circulation for every day leg health
  • Reduce leg pain and fatigue
  • Reduce swelling in feet and ankles
  • Reduce varicose and spider veins
  • Reduce incidence of blood clots

Dr. Segal's Compression Socks - Stir-Up Socks Calculated Traveller
 

Master of disguise – If you Choose Shoes Wisely

I was sent a pair of Dr. Segal Stir-Up Socks for review purposes and I honestly love them. I finally have a solution that allows me to show off my pretty painted toes in my sandals and I’m still able to have compression socks on for leg health.

I do prefer to wear long pants with these but found that if I wore pants that were thin like my pants by Outerboro and Anatomie that I was still super comfortable in the hot Florida sun and that it didn’t matter that I wasn’t wearing shorts.

I found that depending on the style of sandals I wore, I could disguise the fact that I have compression socks on. For example, you can’t really see the stir-up part of the socks wrapping around my foot because the fabric blends into the leather band of the shoes of my Birkenstock Gizeh sandals – smart eh?

I also found that the stir-up socks were perfect for evening when I didn’t want to wear full-footed stockings with my open-toed pumps and dress pants. The sides of my pumps and the length of my pants hid the foot band of the stir-up socks.

Another reason to wear them is yoga…

If you are a fitness buff, wearing regular white compression socks are not an issue when you are wearing running shoes but what about yoga where you are normally bare footed? Here’s your solution…

Dr Segal's Compression Socks - Stir-Up

You still get “grip” on your yoga mat with bare feet AND you also get true graduated compression. (Darn, I no longer have an excuse for that yoga mat sitting in the corner of my room collecting dust.)

Dr. Segal also produces sport socks, dress socks in funky leopard spots or giraffe patterned or in dignified (and flashy) argyle patterns too. So technically, I could wear them with shorts – just not shorts, socks and sandals! haha

Dr. Segal’s Stir-Up Sock Pros

  • Fabric feels nice against your skin
  • Latex free
  • Anti-microbial properties
  • Soft, sock-like, not synthetic feeling
  • Great for wearing with sandals/open toed shoes in summer or hot climates
  • Great for wearing when doing yoga or when you need to be in bare feet
  • Available in multiple colours – black, blue, purple, red

Dr. Segal’s Stir-Up Sock Cons

  • The band that goes around your feet may be uncomfortable depending on what shoes you are wearing because the strap portion goes over the arch of your foot
  • The colours available are very bright. I wish they had navy blue, brown etc.

Dr. Segal’s Stir-Up Socks
38% Nylon + 17% Lycra + 45% Cotton
MSRP $34.99
 

Do you wear graduated compression socks/stockings for travel and/or every day? Have you found a brand that you love?

 
I received the product for review purposes. As always, the opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.