Compression Stockings with a Zipper

“Does BrightLife carry stockings with a zipper?”  We are asked this question every day.  In fact, there are compression stockings with zippers.  Jobst UlcerCare and Jobst Variox are the styles we sell.  Customers have also told us about a TV ad selling compression socks with zippers, 2 pair for $19.99….

But before you go running for the phone, there’s a reason more companies don’t make compression stockings with a zipper…. it takes 3 hands to put them on.

Imagine squeezing into those skinny jeans that haven’t fit for years, and the fun of trying to zip them up.  That’s a compression stocking with a zipper.  If you have hairy legs, zipping up your socks in the morning will really wake you up.  Plus the wear and tear of pulling on a zipper attached to a knit fabric means these socks don’t have a very long life span.

The few stockings that do have a zipper are really designed for wound care.  The zipper allows the stocking to be applied without pulling it up and over a bandage or wound.  Once the wound is healed, most people go back to a traditional circular knit stocking.

If you struggle to put on your compression stockings, there are donning aids that really do help.   Send us a message or give us a call and we can recommend one for you.  Unfortunately, zippered stockings may not be the solution you are looking for.

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Betty Olsen - February 22, 2019

My heart Dr. told me to wear 20-30 compression hoses 2 yrs. ago. Because of osteoarthritis in my hands and knees, I am unable to get the hoses on my leg. The Dr. recently referred me to your website and said that I could get compression hoses with zippers. In reading you comments about zippered hose, I’m confused as to what my alternatives are at this point in time. I would appreciate any suggestions or recommendations.

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