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MediPEDS Diabetic Socks Reviewed

MediPEDS Diabetic Socks are intended to serve those who have or would like to prevent diabetes-related foot problems, and while they do address several of the primary issues diabetics face when it comes to their feet, they miss the mark on many more.

 

The socks consist of 45% Cotton, 42% Coolmax Polyester, 9% Polyester, 3% Nylon, and 1% Lycra Spandex, making them a great choice for those who experience a lot of sweating from their feet, as this blend helps to wick away moisture. This is vital for diabetics especially, because moisture left on or around the foot for a long time can lead to fungal infections that may develop into more serious issues over time.

 

However, these socks are not an ideal choice for anyone who already has issues with their feet, nor anyone who is at serious risk of diabetic neuropathy or peripheral arterial disease, conditions which reduce sensation and blood flow in the feet and legs, respectively. This is because the sock’s “non binding” funnel top is often reported to leave marks on the wearer’s feet and legs after only a short time of wearing them. This is a big indicator that the socks are cutting off circulation to the feet and lower legs and should not be worn. Many customers report that even when they bought a larger size, the top of the sock was too tight. This is a major strike against the MediPEDS socks. Compromising on sock size poses hazards to your feet, so don’t try to adjust that to accommodate tighter socks. You should always buy socks in the correct size for your feet, because baggy socks can cause rubbing and blistering, but if the top is too tight, it’s a deal breaker, taking these socks out of the running.

 

In addition, you’ll likely want some socks with more substance than the MediPEDS Diabetic Socks if you plan to exercise intensively or walk on rough terrain, as these socks lack much cushioning, leaving your feet unprotected. The top of the sock is also rather thin, which is great for moisture evaporation but terrible for keeping your lower legs safe from thorns, twigs, or brush.

 

One type of socks that can help with regards to doing physical exercise and activities would be compression socks. Compression socks, as the name suggests, will keep a persistently soft squeeze on your feet and legs until where the socks roll up. The primary purpose of using compression socks is to keep a steady and better flow of blood in the lower limbs for reducing discomfort, fatigue, and swelling. Here are some examples of excellent compression socks:

 

 

 

Diabetic Sock Club's Compression Stockings

 

DSC's compression stockings are from premium quality materials, these compression socks are ultra-soft and cozy with moisture-wicking properties. Diabetic patients can develop blisters on their feet and a foul odor due to moisture, leading to severe foot-related problems. Regular use of over the calf compression socks helps in preventing blistering and minimizes bad odor.

 

The secret behind the effectiveness of compression socks is its unique gradual compression design. When you wear the socks and place over your calf, it begins applying gradual compression on your lower limb. The pressure is more directed towards your ankles and feet, and as it moves upwards, the compression lessens. This mechanism promotes optimal blood supply to and from your lower limbs providing ultimate comfort and reducing joints or muscle pain and soreness..  

 

Bitly Plantar Fasciitis Compression Socks

 

These socks are best for ankle compression to provide arch support to relieve heel pain if you are diabetic or have other diseases. The arch support applies soft compression at the center of your feet, which stimulates the flow of blood to ease pain and discomfort. Its foot compression sleeves will give support to your fascia ligament. Its significant feature is its Nano Brace for ultimate comfort. It has a moisture-wicking ability, making it easy to slip in under any socks, slippers, and shoes. You may find these socks a good option to wear during walking, standing, dancing, running, cycling, jogging, etc. 

 

There are also athletic socks available, even for wider feet, if you want a new pair of supportive athletic socks that prevent your feet from hot spots and blisters, you can easily find one. In addition, athletic socks come with advanced material like Merino wool, perfect for cooler climates and offer heat while keeping your feet dry. Here are some of the best:

 

Diabetic Sock Club Cotton Diabetic Ankle Socks

 

Made in the U.S.A. 95% Acrylic - 5% Lycra. Our Ultra-Soft Upper Calf Diabetic Socks have a loose fitting top that will not bind or restrict circulation and yet the special knit keeps them securely in place. Made with open weave allows the foot to breathe by wicking moisture away from the skin. This is recommended for people suffering from the effects of diabetes, circulatory problems, edema, and neuropathy.

 

CelerSport Ankle Athletic Running Socks

 

These athletic running socks have a durable material, containing almost 88% cotton, 11% Polyester, and 1% Spandex. The high-quality cotton makes the socks air-permeable and moisture-wicking, which will help you keep your feet dry throughout the day. Moreover, the athletic socks combine cushion material that adds thicker yarns and provides optimal comfort. Extra thick padding can absorb high impact and provide protection. Mesh ventilation is suitable for cooling heat and providing the perfect temperature.

 

These socks have good compression in the arch that gives you protection while walking, and you can go on a long run without any discomfort. The elastic tab promises socks to be non-slip.

 

Conclusion

 

To conclude, the MediPEDS socks are not the best choice for you if you already suffer from foot complications, but they may be suitable for wearing to bed or when minimal walking is necessary. If you notice, most of their customer reviews would say that they are “just okay”. Like this one testimonial, “These socks are "just OK." They feel comfortable when you put them on, and they aren't rough inside or out, which is a plus. The problem with these socks is that they won't stay in place on my foot. They don't really fall down, but they do slip around on my foot so the heel is on the side of my ankle and I am walking on the outside of the sock, rather than on the bottom. Every couple of hours I have to take my shoe off and readjust the sock on my foot.”.

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12 comments

  • My husband loves your socks. He has the crew ones, but prefers the ones that come right above the ankle. We’re having a hard time finding them locally. Any suggestions??

    Sandy Guillaume
  • I am looking for the Medipeds black crew socks with white lettering that read medipeds under the toes on bottom of foot. Can’t find them anywhere anymore. Please let me know how to order them straight from your company. Thank you!

    Elizabeth Cervantes
  • Do you have colors? Can I dye mine?

    Glenn Berdan
  • How do I order the MediPeds crew socks?

    Carol DeLaCruz
  • Please tell me how I can order 3/4 medi ped sock in size large.

    Serelia Billotto

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