How to wear milkteds®
You will find it much easier to put on milkteds® socks compared to other compression socks of a similar degree of compression, and importantly no special devices or gloves would be required. In fact, even though our tights are a graduated fit, you are still able to ease your foot through the leg.
Wear instructions Socks
Even though they are a graduated fit, you are still able to ease your foot through the sock as if you are wearing a non-compression pair of socks. However, you may find it more convenient if you try to fit the sock by sitting down comfortably. Have one leg raised at a time and start by rolling (gathering) each sock (check correct side) with your thumbs inside the foot. Line up the seams with your toes and work progressively up the foot, ensuring the heel is correctly placed. Pull upward past the ankle, towards the knee, one leg at a time.
The high degree of elasticity in the milkteds® yarn mix allows for the socks to be pulled up past the knee, however, to ensure correct compression and to avoid over constriction at the knee/ lower thigh, please ensure that the sock is worn below the level of the knee. If the sock appears to be slightly long, gently smooth it downwards below the knee and adjust to your lower leg length, trying to avoid any folds or creases along its entire length.
Wear instructions Tights
You may find it more convenient if you try to fit the tights as if you are putting on a pair of stockings. Start by rolling (gathering) the tights with your thumbs inside one of the feet. Line up the seams with your toes and work progressively up the foot, ensuring the heel is correctly placed. Pull up towards the ankle, and then the knee, by doing one leg at a time. Continue pulling the tights up past the knee and thighs in both legs and up to the waist. Finally, use the palm of your hands to smooth out any folds and creases.
The elasticity in the milkteds® yarn mix allows for the tights to be straightened out. Once on, gently smooth the tights up the thigh and adjust to your leg length, trying to avoid folds or creases along the main compression zone, which starts at the ankle and gradually diminishes towards mid thigh.