Top critical review
Save your money, not worth it.
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2018
I ordered 3 different pairs of compression socks and these were the worst! I’m a nurse and I’m on my feet almost all day so I really needed good compression socks to help my feet and prevent variocose veins. I tried Blitzu, SB Sox and Stamina. And here were my overall thoughts:
1) Fit (using their size guide)
Blitzu - Perfect fit, like a glove.
SB Sox - Perfect as well.
Stamina - Too long in the leg and the material bunched behind my knee, and also extra material at the toe.
2) Compression (all 3 were 20-30mmHg)
Blitzu - Strong, you really felt it the moment they were on, and that kinesiology taping design... my feet felt amazing. It really hugged your foot without constricting.
SB Sox - The strongest out of the 3, but not uncomfortably so. I will say they did their job and my feet felt good at the end of the day but I also couldn’t wait to take them off haha!
Stamina - Disappointing again! They were sort of compressing when I put them on, but it almost felt like they were losing their compression strength at the end of the day.
Blitzu - Thicker yet breathable. I also liked the texture.
SB Sox - Not as thick but also really soft. Also the design of the sock didn’t leave the funny markings on your legs when you remove them.
Stamina - Thin and lightweight. Sort of reminded my of dress socks with extra elastic.
Overall, the winner for me was Blitzu with an extremely close 2nd with the SB Sox. The Stamina socks were really disappointing AND the most expensive! I really wonder if maybe I went a size down from their suggesting sizing if it would’ve made a difference, but at this point I’m sold on Blitzu. I think what made me like Blitzu more then SB was the kinesiology taping on the foot. They both had their own plus’s but at the end of the day the Blitzu socks were the only ones I didn’t want to take off and my feet felt amazing. I still really like the SB Sox and will continue to wear them, and it might just be a preference in wants/needs when deciding between them. The stamina socks on the other hand went straight in the trash, so disappointing. Literally felt like I was just wearing a tight dress sock that was made for someone 7 feet tall. Maybe you only need light compression and want something light weight, but for me I need it to work and my feet were trash at the end of the day.