Shrinker sock features:
Very soft Coolmax ® terry inside and comfortable to wear , these shrinker socks are designed to conform to irregular shapes easily. They should not be worn inside a socket as this will shorten their life.
Compression: 15 – 20 mmHg at distal end measured in vitro using Kikuhime electronic device. Pressure is graduated to 8 – 10 mmHg. Proximally. This distal pressure range was suggested by testing done at LaTrobe University, P&O dept. 2007.
Distal end : compression is accurate to 15mm from distal end. The seam is sewn flat. Distal end is designed to facilitate wrinkle free fit.. This pouch has low compression so that sock will not tend to work down with use. Other type of end is available.
Proximal end is knitted quite loosely but with graduated elastane tension to help keep socks from slipping down. Outer layer of sock is made from mercerized cotton and nylon to enable moisture absorbency and enhance durability.
Washing instruction: short warm machine wash on medium cycle (or hand wash ). Do not iron as this will shorten life of elastane material which provides compression. To maintain compression it is advisable to wash socks after each wear or tumble drying will recover the compression but without washing they may not smell very nice!
Coolmax is a trademark of Invicta Corp. and is used under licence.
Distal end pressure profiles. (circumference measured in cm., pressure in mmHg.)
|Distal Circum (cm)||18||20||22||24||26||28||32||36||37||39||43||47|
|Small size pressure||16||18||20||21||21|
|Medium size press.||14||15||16||19|
|Large size pressure||14||16||17||19||21||24|
Tests conducted using open ended socks on intact leg.
Measurement using Kikuhime pressure monitor located on rear of leg.