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PowerLix Compression Socks Review 2022

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Compression socks have come a long way over the last few decades. Those plain, boring tan socks that your grandmother wore for her high blood pressure are quickly disappearing. Now that athletes have figured out the benefits of compression and increased blood circulation, compression socks are more fashionable than ever.

The compression socks from PowerLix are proof that relief doesn’t have to come in a boring package. But looks aren’t the only thing these socks have going for them. While I don’t love everything about PowerLix, they’re worth considering if you need moderate relief.

Our PowerLix Compression Socks Review – Style, Fit and Compression

The compression level with PowerLix is higher than some other socks we’ve reviewed, like the Copper compression socks. These offer 20-30 mmHg of compression, which provides better circulation benefits.

PowerLix compression socks come in a knee-high length with a modern design. There are two colors to choose from: black and gray, and black and blue.

There are two major things you’ll notice about the design of these socks: the vertical, sweeping stripes along the ankles and calves, and the smaller vertical stripes along the top and arch of the foot. This design is what helps improve circulation throughout the legs. Wearing compression socks with this comfort and support are how you can relieve foot arch pain without any surgery.

Compression socks have come a long way over the last few decades. Those plain, boring tan socks that your grandmother wore for her high blood pressure are quickly disappearing. Now that athletes have figured out the benefits of compression and increased blood circulation, compression socks are more fashionable than ever.The company says their socks can help with a wide range of foot issues, like plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, diabetic swelling, pregnancy swelling and more. While they probably do provide some relief, I have some issues with their design (more on that soon).

PowerLix says their socks are uniquely knitted from antibacterial, double-stitched, no-slip fabric. They don’t elaborate on what that means, but they appear to be comfortable and durable. According to other users, these socks are made of 80% spandex and 20% nylon.

I’m not really sure how these socks are antibacterial in any way. They don’t advertise any special fabric components or features that help ward off bacteria and odors. Spandex and nylon are both synthetic fabrics that don’t have a whole lot of breathability. They are moisture-wicking, so they have that going for them.

Sizing is really important when choosing any compression sock, but it’s even more important when they’re knee-high socks.

These compression socks come in two sizes:

  • S/M: Women’s shoe sizes 5.5-8.5; Men’s shoe sizes 5-9; Calf size 9”-15”
  • L/XL: Women’s shoe sizes: 8-.15.5; Men’s shoe sizes 8-14; Calf size 14”-19”

If you’re worried about the fit, don’t be. These socks have some stretch to them, so they’ll easily fit over any calf size in the size range you choose.

Sizing doesn’t seem to be a problem. Most people say they fit like a glove and have really helped with their shin splints.

Who Can Benefit from PowerLix Compression Socks?

Anyone can benefit from PowerLix’s compression socks, including:

  • Nurses
  • Runners
  • Teachers
  • Athletes
  • Frequent travelers
  • Hikers

If you’re the type who travels often, these socks are great for plane rides. You know how your feet can feel weighed down and generally achy after a long plane ride? PowerLix socks will help keep the blood flowing so that you feel energetic and refreshed (hopefully) when you land.

If you’re struggling with edema, feet swelling from work, pain in the arches or other foot issues, PowerLix socks may provide the relief you want.

I just want to note that the company says their socks can help with:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle fatigue, cramps and swelling
  • Spider veins, DTV and varicose veins
  • Shin splints
  • Tendonitis
  • Preventing blood clots after surgery

Most of the reviews that I’ve read through have been from runners and hikers. They say these socks help them stay energetic while out on the trail. Not too many people talk about foot pain, swelling and other issues that the everyday (non-athletic) person experiences.

Don’t get me wrong – these people love these socks. They still do what they’re supposed to do. But I couldn’t find a whole lot of feedback on common foot issues. If you’re looking for a compression sock that can help alleviate all over pain, you may want to try Kompress Kinetic compression socks. They have adjustable focal straps so you can modify the support to your needs.

The Good

The PowerLix compression socks have quite a few attractive features. They have a knee-high length, so they provide greater compression. They also look great, so you don’t have to try hiding them when you’re training. They’re easy to wear, and they’re made of durable material.

These socks are popular with runners and athletes, and their sizes accommodate most people. They aren’t so thick that your feet feel squished in your shoes, but they’re not so lightweight that your feet feel like they have no protection.

There’s a lot to like about the PowerLix socks, and they’re a great solution for many people.

The Bad

These are pro-grade medical compression socks that provide gradual compression from the heel to the upper calves. The company says their socks have the best calf pressure technology, and that’s my biggest issue. Much of the focus is on calf pressure, which doesn’t provide much relief for people with plantar fasciitis or heel pain.

If you have shin splints, these are probably some of the best socks you can buy. But for people with foot and ankle pain, they may not get the level of relief they were hoping for.

The toe and heel area don’t get too much attention. There are no shock-absorbing features in these areas, and there’s chance that blisters may become a problem in the toe area.

Another potential complaint is that these are knee-high socks. Knee-high socks are great – until you start moving around and they start sliding down. Now, these are compression socks, so they shouldn’t do that.

However, if you’re sweaty from a run or exercise session, they may start sliding down. Before you know it, your socks are all the way down to your ankles – not comfortable. The combination of nylon and spandex makes it even more likely that these socks will start to get slippery after a good workout.

With that said, these socks aren’t all bad.

Rating: 88%

I still give PowerLix socks a good rating. They do what they’re supposed to do, and they’re made well. But if you’re looking for true plantar fasciitis socks, I recommend Kompress Kinetic. Kompress Kinetic are designed to address foot problems, so you’re more likely to find the relief you desire. They have a unique design that allows you to modify the compression with adjustable focal straps.

September 6, 2020


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