Zip Sox are zippered compression socks they claim relieve leg pain, swollen ankles, and throbbing calves. They tout the long zipper makes them easier to put on than normal compression stockings and can be worn by men and women under any shoe.

Zip Sox are yet another product from Telebrands, the world’s oldest marketing company which claim to have sold hundreds of millions of products since 1983. Telebrands is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and currently has an A- rating. This does not mean the company or products are endorsed by the BBB, but they meet their standards for good business practices.

How Zip Sox Work

Zip Sox are essentially a pair of toeless flesh-colored compression socks with a zipper that runs along the side. Compression socks or stockings are elastic hose generally worn by older people to put gentle pressure on the legs, relieving common aches and pains associated with aging. By compressing the legs, it forces the blood through narrower channels and prevents it from pooling in the feet, which ends up causing the discomfort.

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To use Zip Sox, unzip, slide your feet in, and re-zip. They claim the zipper is pinch resistant and make them easy to put on or take off, unlike normal compression socks which they say can be difficult and cause pain. They claim it is made from a breathable nylon/spandex blend and its toeless design fits every size and can be worn with any shoe. They say the flesh color blends with almost any skin tone so no one will know you are wearing them (unless they see the zipper, of course.)

Then, go about your day. They claim Zip Sox soothe, massage, energize your feet and reduce fluid retention; they add they’re comfortable and perfect for those long car rides to visit the grandkids. They say Zip Sox will provide instant relief from swelling and pain.

Dr. Marc Brenner, who claims to work for the Institute for Diabetic Foot Research says many of his patients have great difficulty putting on regular compression socks and he recommends Zip Sox for patients with venous insufficiency and/or diabetes.

Zip Sox Pricing, Shipping, and Returns

They say you can order a pair of Zip Sox for $19.99 plus $6.99 S & H for a total of roughly $27. At checkout, you may add an additional pair of Zip Sox “free” but they charge another $6.99 handling. Telebrands asks that you allow 3-6 weeks to receive your Zip Sox. Once you get them, you have 30 days to try. If you don’t find Zip Sox put the spring in your step, you may return them for your money back (minus any S & H). Telebrands asks that all returns be accompanied by a “detailed explanation” as to why you don’t like your Zip Sox, otherwise they could reject your request.

Pros

  • Zipper makes it easy to put on and take off
  • Comfortable
  • One size fits all

Cons

  • "As Seen On TV” products sometimes promise more than they deliver
  • Results may not be typical for everyone
  • Non-refundabe Shipping and Handling Charges