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I knew I was an adult when I started getting excited about socks. I was gifted socks once or twice as a child and I was underwhelmed. But, as an adult, I’ve come to realize socks are an amazing gift. They’re practical, you probably use them everyday, and you really can never have enough.
As I’ve grown up, I’ve come to understand the power of a nice sock. I’m done with thin pairs that roll down when I walk and quickly become riddled with holes, but stocking up on socks can be expensive. Especially when you have a tendency to lose them. But, enough about me and more about socks. If you’re going to gift socks this holiday season, you’re going to want to go with some that feel a little special. Enter Comrad.
Simply put, Comrad makes compression socks. If you’re not familiar, compression socks use a simple technology to increase circulation, reduce soreness and swelling, relieve muscle pain, and even stimulate blood flow. Compression socks have long had a history of being seen as a clinical product; a remedy to leg pain that only needs to be worn once the problem has started. And, they typically aren’t the most exciting accessories to throw on. Read: kind of ugly and boring.
But, the benefits are universal and provide superior comfort for everyday activities. So, why not make them everyday socks? That’s exactly what Comrad has done. The self proclaimed “socks-with-benefits” brand is bringing compression socks to the masses with fun styles you’ll want to pull on and other thoughtful details for the everyday wearer. Comrad uses lightweight, moisture-wicking nylon to keep feet dry and fabric infused with antimicrobial properties to eliminate odor. If that wasn’t enough, they’re also really really comfortable.
Socks With Benefits + Style
With so many uses, Comrad socks are a really great gift for anyone on your list. Whether they’re a workout fanatic in need of some help in the muscle recovery department, a healthcare worker who’s always on their feet, a pregnant person looking for pain and swelling relief, someone who walks a lot, or someone who sits at their desk all day, truly anyone can feel the benefits of these things.
And, with a wide variety of silhouettes and colorways to choose from, Comrad really has something for everyone. The ankle-length Allies (from $18) are perfect for everyday-wear. Now that it’s boot season, you can’t go wrong with sharing a pair of the knee-high Companions ($32). (I love the look of the tie-dye pairs.) Then there’s the Cozy Collection ($86 for 3 pairs). Made with a plush nylon, these pairs look super fluffy and fuzzy, exactly what you’d want to have on your feet while you’re cozying up to a fire in the winter. If you’re still stuck on what to choose, Comrad has a helpful gift guide on its site.
If you want to learn more about Comrad, you can check out our full review of the brand here. If you’re already sold, we have some more good news. TQE readers can save 20% on their purchase with code TQE20 at checkout. If you need your order to arrive by Christmas, make sure to place it by the following shipping deadlines:
- Ground Shipping: Order by 12/16
- Two-Day Shipping: Order by 12/15
Give the gift Comrad socks here.