I’ve decided to embrace compression socks.
As in…”I’m wearing them with my Birks, yo.”
Anyway, after my last, exploratory post on compression socks, the super nice team at Dr. Segal’s reached out to me to ask if I maybe wanted to try a pair of their socks on my next flight. Um, yes. The socks they make are fun and cute. And if you’re going to be wearing compression socks, you might as well live it up a little. 😉
They’ve also got basic black and white pairs if you’re more conservatively-minded.
Let me tell you all about it (I’m kind of laughing because if I met someone who wanted to tell me all about compression socks, I might be scared. But seriously, you should read this, because these socks are really that great).
Before I got the Dr. Segal’s, I had already purchased a pair of Fytto socks and worn them around the house for awhile, just to see what they felt like. They were very comfortable, and I liked them a lot, but after wearing Dr. Segal’s, I can tell you that there is a big difference! It was like the difference between flying in coach (gets the job done, totally fine, can be fun) and flying in First Class (you look forward to the experience, and the relaxation and enjoyment of your vacation starts with the flight).
First of all, the Dr. Segal’s socks were very high-quality. I actually am sort of a sock connoisseur – because of an injury, I either have to wear motorcycle boots, tennis shoes, or Birkenstocks. Every day. It’s been this way for the past seven years. No, I’m not kidding, those are my choices. Makes wearing cocktail dresses interesting. So I know my socks.
The Dr. Segal’s are very nicely woven, and crafted to last. Many socks are thin, which can be a problem after multiple wears. The Dr. Segal’s are thick (but not too thick), and felt amazing on my feet.
I love that they actually have a choice of patterns. I chose the White/Grey argyle.
At $35 a pair, these socks are a little pricey, but you will probably only need one pair. Because they’ll last you for many flights over many years, I think the cost is a fair deal – you won’t have to purchase another pair for a very long time.
But here’s the best part: the team at Dr. Segal’s would like to give away a pair of these awesome socks to a Points and Pixie Dust reader! And, since they know many of you guys are design-minded, they’d like to hear from you about which sock prints/designs you’d like them to create next.
Just leave a comment below and let them know what you’d like to see on your feet in the future. For example, you could say “Skull and Crossbones,” “Rainbows,” or “Stars and Stripes.” (In case you are reading this, Dr. Segal’s, those are my suggestions). 😉
The giveaway entry window will close on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9 pm Pacific Time, so please get your comments in before then. Good luck!