Microfiber Firm Support Travel Socks (Reviewed: Jan 2010) Ames Walker specializes in medical socks, therapeutic shoes, supports, braces and other footwear accessories. These particular socks are excellent for helping prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) a type of blood clot that can result from extended sitting in small places, i.e. economy class on an aircraft. More information about DVT can be found here: www.economyclasssyndrome.net
These socks are recognized by The World Health Organization in regards to reducing the risk of DVT. The socks apply decreasing pressure from the ankle to the knee which forces blood to the leg’s inner veins. This in turn reduces the pooling of blood and maintains proper flow rate of blood to the heart and lungs.
The travel socks are available in men’s and women’s styles in multiple sizes (S, M, L & XL) and colors and cost only $9.95/pair. Ames Walker has a printed and online catalog. To order or to find out additional information go to www.ameswalker.com