Travel + Leisure: Why You'll Want Compression Socks for Flying, and Where to Buy Them

February 24, 2021 1 min read

Travel + Leisure: Why You'll Want Compression Socks for Flying, and Where to Buy Them

If you're anything like me, your feet swell like balloons when you fly. I remember the first time it happened. I was 10 years old and a complete rookie to international flying. When I landed in London 10 and a half hours later, my ankles were pretty much the size of my neck. I had no clue what was going on with my limbs, and I worried my feet would never deflate back to their normal size.

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In the following years, I learned much about the joys of controlling feet and ankle swelling while traveling (the cardinal rule is to not over-salt your eggs the morning before your flight). But compression socks are just as important: a great pair can work wonders.

Zensah

zensah compression socks for flying
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The durability of this style is what makes them stand out from the crowd — that and the variety of bright colors they offer. Made in Italy with an ultra-durable blend of fibers, these socks are meant to last.