Copper Fit Energy Socks Review - What You Should Know

By Anthony Dugarte, M.D., C.S.C.S
Updated on: Jun 3, 2020

What are Copper Fit Energy Socks?

Copper Fit Energy Socks combine compression and infused copper to help you improve pain and stiffness in your wrists, palms, and fingers.

According to their website, the following claims are made:

  • Reduce swelling
  • Add support
  • Improve foot and leg comfort
  • Enhance performance and endurance
  • Relieve Pain
  • Improve circulation
  • Relieve tired, achy feet

In this article, we’ll help you determine if Copper Fit Energy Socks can provide these benefits by highlighting the current research for compression and copper.

Is There Any Scientific Support for Copper Fit Energy Socks?

Copper Fit claims that the combination of copper and compression will help you manage many lower extremity ailments related to pain, swelling, and circulation. In this section, we’ll help you gain a better understanding of the benefits you can expect.

Will You Find Relief With Compression?

Compression has been used in medical management for centuries. The potential benefits of this method have been studied in multiple areas of the body, though we’ll focus our review on compression socks here.

This review noted mixed results regarding compression’s ability to enhance athletic performance, though there may be a use for the recovery period. The researches highlighted a need for studies to include the pressure exerted by the garment as this can vary considerably from brand to brand.

A recent review of 21 studies found that compression sock use during exercise may improve performance and muscle function, as well as perceived muscle soreness and fatigue during recovery. The researchers did highlight a need for studies of longer duration.

In marathon runners, the average run to exhaustion time increased after 2-weeks of wearing compression socks during recovery.

A systematic review of 51 studies concluded that compression could reduce pain and swelling in those with venous issues.

Compression may also benefit those with sedentary jobs. Wearing compression socks improved the subjective sensation of pain, fatigue, and swelling.

Compression has been extensively studied. While the performance-related benefits of compression remain mixed, much of the available research shows a benefit for pain, fatigue, and swelling.

Can Adding Copper Offer Additional Benefits?

The addition of copper to compression garments is common, though it has not been well-studied.

In a recent randomized study, copper impregnated compression socks did not improve symptoms in 16 patients with chronic vein disease. While patients did experience a reduced surface area of the affected veins, this study represents the only available research that examined the use of copper in compression socks.

Thus, support for any benefits related to pain, performance, and circulations is not currently supported. These findings fall in line with the relatively few studies that have studied the effects of copper in other areas of the body.

Are Copper Fit Energy Socks Safe?

Copper Fit Energy Socks are generally safe when used as directed, though unwanted effects are possible.

While compression socks may improve venous blood flow, there is a risk for the opposite effect if you have arterial issues. Also, compression can worsen nerve dysfunction.

If you have open or healing wounds, compression actually can prevent or delay healing. Ill-fitting compression garments may even break skin or cause pressure sores.

As compression can result in adverse effects, you should speak with your doctor before use to determine the safest means of managing your symptoms.

The Cost

You can order Copper Fit Energy Socks directly from the website.

Sizing is based on your shoe size. Men’s sizes 6-9 should order a S/M, whereas men’s sizes 9-12 should order an L/XL.

For 2 pairs, you’ll pay $19.99 regardless of your size. Also, your orders ship free.

Copper FIt will back your purchase with a 30-day guarantee to give you ample time to try their product. Call 866-304-4199 or email ideavillage@customerstatus.com to process your return.

Available Alternatives

Compression socks are widely available both with and without copper.

At HighYa, we previously reviewed Tommie Copper, a line of compression garments. They carry no-show, ankle, and over the calf socks that are intended to provide targeted support at the arch, heel & Achilles tendon.

Ranging from $24.50 - $39.50, they are probably not worth the extra money given the lack of evidence supporting the purported benefits of copper.

Miracle Copper Anti-Fatigue Compression Socks are available at Amazon for $10.99. Keep in mind this is just for a single pair, so you won’t save any money with this option.

You can also opt for one of the many standard compressions socks currently available. As copper has not demonstrated any additional benefits, you will likely achieve sufficient results with compression alone.

For example, you can pick up 3 pairs of CharmKing Compression socks for just $8.59.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Compression may relieve pain, swelling, and fatigue
  • Reasonably priced
  • Favorable return policy
Cons
  • The support for compression’s ability to improve performance remains mixed 
  • No evidence that copper provides any benefit
  • Compression may not address the underlying cause of your symptoms

The Bottom Line

Copper Fit Energy Socks may offer relief for pain, swelling, and fatigue, though the research for performance-related benefits is mixed. The positive effects are likely related to compression alone, however.

As Copper Fit Energy Socks are reasonably priced, they’re still a viable option to enhance recovery despite the lack of support for copper. You can certainly find more cost-effect garments that don’t include copper, however.

While typically safe when used as directed, there is a risk for skin irritation, bruising, and sores when compression socks are not properly fit.

Lastly, be aware that you may have an underlying condition that requires medical attention. In these instances, compression may provide relief for symptoms, though it will not address the root of the problem.

Thus, your condition may persist or worsen without working with your doctor to identify a safe and effective plan of care.


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  • 9 Customer Reviews
  • 33% Recommend This Product
2.4 out of 5
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  • Love these, I'm buying some more...

    • By Debra T.,
    • North Carolina,
    • Mar 1, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I am 70 years old. I've been having a problem with circulation in my legs and feet...and my feet stayed cold a lot. I saw these in a store, and thought...they have everything listed on the box that I have going on, why not give it a try. So I bought a pair and I've been wearing them for about 2 weeks. My legs and feet feel wonderful...no more circulation problem and no more cold feet. My legs feel energized and wonderful. I am going to buy some more...and I have told all my friends about them. Love these socks.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Disappointment with order for Copper Fit Energy Socks

    • By Joseph M.,
    • Selden, NY,
    • Jan 27, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I'd ordered the Copper Fit Energy socks on 1/6/20, in hopes of utilizing them for my upcoming airline flight.

    My trip is coming up very soon, and I'm still awaiting receipt of my socks. Three weeks is much too long to have to wait for my order, considering there was no mention of backorder or waitlist. I'm very disappointed with this situation, and wish that I'd consulted the reviews, prior to ordering them. Go elsewhere to obtain your compression socks!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Customer service

    • By Jerry C.,
    • Allentown, PA,
    • Jan 7, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I ordered two pairs of socks on a Friday early in December 2019. I wanted to cancel the order on Saturday but they're closed and I had to wait until Monday, at which time they said they were shipped! They said I could return the product as long as it was not opened and I would write REFUSED on the package and they would credit me. The way their product is sent is through FedEx other than through the Post Office! What a system! It gets better...they sent me two different packages, a week or so apart, because they said they were out of stock. I contacted customer support and they have not received anything back from me so it could be the end of January or possibly February 2020 that I receive credit for the product. The best advice I can give is NEVER order anything from Copper Fit.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Not a good product

    • By Tom G.,
    • Philadelphia, PA,
    • Jan 7, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I placed my order for Copper Fit compression socks on 12/4. Good thing I wasn’t giving them as a Christmas gift because they didn’t arrive until 12/31. I would think during the holiday season they would ship sooner to fill orders for Christmas? Not like they have to make them before shipping. They arrived with a 7-step instruction card on how to put on socks? Really? I am 6'0", 170lbs, average foot size 10 and 1/2. First off, they are so tight it’s a challenge to get them on and off. After about an hour wearing them they are so tight they feel like they are cutting off the circulation. The best I felt was when I took them off, what a relief. I walk a lot for a living and thought they may help with tired legs. Not for me. My legs felt great after removing them, lol. Seems like quality material, just not for me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • No easy slip on

    • By Jim W.,
    • Mobile, AL,
    • Dec 31, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I purchased two pairs of Copper Fit compression socks after seeing their ads for the easy on, easy off feature. I find these socks to be every bit as difficult to put on as well as take off as compared to the other major brand Futura. The compression function is the same as others but the claim of being easy to put on and take off I find to be false.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Not for swollen feet

    • By David S.,
    • 309 Chadwyck Circle,
    • Oct 10, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    These socks are so small they cannot be used for swollen feet, a real scam as they offer no warranty. Could not return so I lost $20.00. Better to spend your money on medical compression socks.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • They're working out great for me!

    • By Gail F.,
    • Santa Rosa, CA,
    • Aug 31, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Greetings! I bought a pair of L/XL black Copper Fit compression socks yesterday at my local Big 5 Sporting Goods store. All I can say is hallelujah! I've never worn any before and I'm 69 years old and I have swollen legs, especially my right leg where I have a knee that needs to be replaced. But they feel so good. I am sad to take them off to go to sleep, but I know it's better to. My legs are feeling better then they have in years and I am being genuinely honest about this. I am not connected with the company in any way. I would like to know how many mg or hg they are though. I messaged them about it yesterday and I'm waiting for an answer. Bottom line? Yes, absolutely I recommend them.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Slow delivery

    • By Les M.,
    • Texas,
    • Aug 21, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    My experience involves a ripoff company "getenergysocks.com" who took my payment but has NO communication to where my order is. It has been 3 weeks and no socks. I would suggest Amazon or another reliable source for getting your products to avoid ripoff companies.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Best compression socks

    • By Patricia B.,
    • Melbourne, FL,
    • Jul 30, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I bought a pair of Copper Fit Energy Socks, Easy On Easy Off Technology, and I absolutely love them!

    They really are much easier to put on and take off than Copper Fit’s earlier compression socks which have a brown toe and heel. I wear size 8 shoes and the Small/Medium fit perfectly. These socks give me excellent support on my shins, I suffer from chronic shin splints, have comfortable arch support, and feel just wonderful on my feet and lower legs. The price is reasonable and worth every penny for the comfort and support they provide. I found them at Walgreens and am so glad that I bought them. I do that wish Copper Fit would make them in pretty colors, that would be great! I highly recommend these socks.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


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