I own several different brads od compression socks and they are all better made and more comfortable than these. The first time you put these on, they are so thin that you can see your skin through the tiny holes in the fabric. They are pretty tight and the stitching that makes the designs do not stretch so that you can feel the designs. I'm a nurse and have used compression socks for years. I won't buy these again. Also, each sock pair came in plastic and then they came in a plastic heavy bag in the shipping box. This company is definitely not environmentally conscious at all. As consumers, we cannot keep supporting companies that overpackage and do not care about the environment!