About Copper Fit Energy Socks
Each and every day, millions of people suffer from swollen, uncomfortable legs or feet and poor circulation. Are you one of them?
If so, Copper Fit Energy Socks promise to deliver graduated compression that gently supports arches, feet, and calves, while reducing swelling and discomfort from “from prolonged sitting or standing.” As a result, the company claims Energy Socks can improve foot and leg comfort, performance, and endurance.
Despite their effectiveness, Copper Fit tells us their Energy Socks feature a sleek, stylish, and fashionable design that’s soft and comfortable. Their copper-infused fabric is also supposed to be effective for reducing unwanted odors.
If your swelling and discomfort have reached the point where you’re thinking about purchasing a pair of compression socks, you know you should speak with your doctor ASAP. In the mean time though, are Copper Fit Energy Socks worth considering, or are there better values to be had? We’ll help you find some answers here.
What Causes Painful, Swollen Feet & Legs?
As you might imagine, there can be dozens (perhaps even hundreds) of different causes of leg and feet swelling and pain, including water retention (usually the result of standing or sitting for too long), an allergic reaction, certain medications (some severe), as well as many medical conditions. Regardless of what causes it though, leg and arm swelling is a condition known as peripheral edema.
With this information in mind, can you expect products like Energy Socks to deliver real-world results?
Exactly What Are Copper Fit Energy Socks? Will They Work?
The Basics of Compression Wear
Regardless whether they’re designed to be placed on your feet, legs, hands, arms, or anywhere else, compression garments are “generally made of a flexible yet firm, spandex-type material that [are] meant to fit closely to your body, support your muscles, and improve oxygen flow.” Exactly how does this work?
Without going into excessive detail, compression socks like Energy Socks gently squeeze your legs, which moves blood upward toward your heart, thereby preventing swelling. Some garments provide a single level of compression, while others (like Energy Socks) claim to provide graduated compression—which means the compression is greatest around your ankles and decreases at it moves up the leg.
In general, there are two types of compression garments available; medical and consumer grade. The difference? Medical grade products are available only through a prescription from your doctor and offer greater compression levels (measured in millimeters of mercury, or mmHg). On the other hand, consumer grade products generally offer less compression at unknown (and sometimes fluctuating) levels.
Now, the important question is: do compression garments like Energy Socks really work?
Is There Clinical Evidence for Compression Wear?
In short, yes; there is enough clinical evidence to say that medical grade compression products might be able to help improve blood flow, thereby decreasing swelling and even improving wound recovery.
Does this mean your discomfort will be reduced? As your doctor will certainly tell you, this largely depends on what’s causing your discomfort in the first place. For example, as we outlined in the first section, are your ankles swollen to the point of being painful? If so, compression socks like Energy Socks might be able to help. Just remember that we’re not told exactly how much compression Energy Socks provide, or whether or not this will be enough to deliver results.
Or, is your ankle discomfort caused by something like a previous injury, or a joint condition like arthritis? In instances like these, it’s unlikely that Energy Socks (or any other compression footwear, for that matter) would deliver meaningful results.
What about improving your performance and endurance? Compression garments have been shown to decrease the buildup of lactic acid, as well as post-workout recovery times, so this could feasibly provide a very mild endurance improvement. However, there doesn’t seem to be enough clinical evidence showing they can meaningfully and consistently improve performance in any manner.
Pro tip: Also, remember that the copper-infused fabric found in Copper Fit Energy Socks will only reduce the buildup of odor-causing bacteria, and won’t provide any pain relief or performance benefits.
Given the potential benefits of compression garments, do Copper Fit’s Energy Socks have any competition?
Copper Fit Energy Socks vs. the Competition
Pretty much anywhere you look—whether online, at your local sporting goods store, or at a big box retailer—you’ll find compression garments in all different sizes and colors, claiming all kinds of different benefits, and at just about every imaginable price point (more about this next).
To see for yourself, try typing “compression socks” into any search engine and you’ll literally be met with thousands of different results, including Tommie Copper, Copper Wear, RejuvaHealth, and many more. Comparatively, how do Energy Socks stack up?
On one side of the coin, it’s positive that Copper Fit included graduated compression in Energy Socks, since this it what could provide the greatest relief from your swelling. On the other side, as mentioned above, we’re not told exactly how much compression these socks provide—or as a result, how they might perform compared to other compression socks.
What about price, though?
How Much Do Copper Fit Energy Socks Cost?
Copper Fit Energy Socks are sold in sets of 2, and are available in black or white, S/M and L/XL sizes. Each pair is priced at $14.99 plus $4.99 S&H.
Comparatively, compression socks from other brands can vary a great deal, ranging anywhere from $10 to $50+.
All Energy Socks orders come with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H. While they might be priced lower than much of the competition, remember that by the time you pay return shipping, you could receive only a few dollars back as a refund.
Nonetheless, in order to request one, you’ll need to call Idea Village customer service at 866-304-4199.
Do Energy Socks customers seem happy with their purchases?
Are There Any Online Customer Reviews for Energy Socks?
Like many of the ASOTV products featured here on HighYa, we reviewed Energy Socks as soon as they were released, so the product hadn’t enough time to gather any feedback at the time of our research.
In general, Copper Fit’s products seem to come with a middle-of-the-road overall rating of about 2.5 stars. Some customers claim they worked as advertised and provided relief, while the most common complaints appeared to reference failure to provide results (generally, ineffective levels of support) and poor quality (e.g. seams come apart quickly, zippers stop working, etc). Many also complained of less-than-stellar business practices, like ultra-high S&H charges and very long shipping times.
Will you experience any of the same with Energy Socks? We’ll just have to wait and see until the reviews start rolling in. Until then, we think it’s certainly something worth keeping at the top of your mind.
From a company perspective, Idea Village has released a string of big hits over the past several years, with products like Micro Touch One Razor and Yes! by Finishing Touch, which have the same middle-of-the-road customer reputation as the Copper Fit line (although slightly higher than the average rating for other products in the ASOTV marketplace).
Taking everything we’ve discussed here together, what’s the bottom line about Copper Fit Energy Socks?
Will Copper Fit Energy Socks Allow You to “Live Limitless”?
Now that you understand the meaningful differences between medical grade compression products prescribed by your doctor and consumer grade ones like Energy Socks, it’s easy to see that they might provide some relief from your leg and feet swelling—but probably only very mild. It also makes sense that, if your “heavy” legs are making you feel tired and sluggish, this improved circulation could provide you with a natural increase in energy.
However, based on the available clinical evidence, there’s certainly no guarantee that Energy Socks will make everyone “feel more energized, feel more active, and just feel better.” To accomplish this as quickly as possible, our recommendation might be to speak with your doctor.
When it comes down to it, the HighYa team might be experts at reviewing ASOTV products (and many others) like Energy Socks, but we’re also consumers. And if it was a question of where to spend our own money, these socks don’t seem to provide any benefits that you wouldn’t find from products available at local retailers—which could also help you avoid Energy Socks’ steep, non-refundable S&H charges.
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