Non-Binding Socks vs Compression Socks


There are a wide range of peoples needs for both non-binding socks and compression socks.  These utilitarian pieces of clothing can help you with maintain good leg health with increased energy and comfort.

Non-Binding Socks

Non-binding socks are a non-interactive philosophy with circulation.  The purpose of the sock is to aide your circulation by avoiding pressure on the leg and reducing constriction allowing your own blood flow to move easier.

The non-binding socks do this by not having the elastic band at the top of sock. Increasing comfort by avoiding the uncomfortable sock ring imprint.  Sugar Free Sox keeps the sock up with their unique construction of materials.  The cotton in the sock shrinks in the wash then expands and conforms to the leg with the aide of the spandex and nylon woven throughout the sock.

*Standard socks with elastic is the equivalent of wearing a rubber band around your leg your entire life.

Other marketing terms that refer to non-binding socks include diabetic socks, comfort socks and sometime travel socks.

 Suggested Uses

  • Every day use to maintain leg health and looks.
  • People with diabetes, neuropathy, circulatory problems or anyone who has sensitivity issues
  • Wide or swollen feet
  • Travelers

 Compression Socks

Compression socks are an interactive approach by applying pressure to the leg to stimulate circulation.  Increased blood flow can reduce swelling in the legs and ankles, increase energy and decrease fatigue and aches.

Spandex and nylon are the main materials used in compression socks.

 Suggested Uses

  • People who stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • Sports recovery
  • Varicose veins
  • Travel
  • Pregnancy
  • Swelling of legs and ankles (Edema)
  • Plantar Fasciitis

See our other blog posts for information on the many uses of these amazing socks.  Be sure to utilize at least one type to increase comfort and keep your legs looking and feeling good!