One of the side effects of my blood pressure medications are that one of them makes my legs swell up. If I’m on my feet, as in standing upright, walking, or even letting my feet hang off the sofa, they end up looking a bit elephantine. Compression socks fix the problem, so it’s not a serious issue.

The problem is that it is summer. It hit 96 today and I had to keep my feet up almost all day, unless I was in the kitchen. This is my favorite time of year for feet. I love sandals. I love bare or nearly bare feet. so I went looking for lightweight compression socks that might not look too horrible with sandals and skirts only to discovet that it isn’t  a compression sock if it isn’t knee-high.


Is there an ankle height compression sock? So many questions, so few answers. Has anyone heard of it? Any kind? Something I could wear with sandals — or alone?

If they exist, I really want some! I know this isn’t a life or death thing, but I still want some.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all plus a big helping of cynicism.

12 thoughts on “SEEKING ANKLE HEIGHT COMPRESSION SOCKS – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. I think swelling ankles goes with the territory Marilyn. I wear ankle supports in the winter time when I can cover them up with socks. In the summer I wear sandals regardless the ankles. BTW they are neat looking socks. Great if they do the trick.

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    1. Thank you. I ordered two pair and I hope they help. I have knee-high compression socks and I don’t mind wearing them, but it’s hot and humid and not great weather for tall socks.


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