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Which compression stockings for me?


The pressure that a stocking exerts on the legs is specified as the compression value. The higher the compression number, the more pressure is exerted by the stockings. This is measured in mmHg (millimeters of mercury). The compression stockings with low pressure intended for preventive purposes are the X-LIGHT and the X-COOL Ccl 1. The compression value of these stockings is also called Class 1 (Ccl. 1) and is between 15-20 mmHg. Class 2 stockings have a pressure of 20-30 mmHg and here the X-SOFT and X-COOL Ccl. 2 below. In addition to preventive purposes, there may also be indications that make it necessary to wear support stockings. Choose which pressure class is most suitable for you based on the indications below.


  • Feeling of tired and heavy legs

  • Uncomplicated varicose veins without pronounced edema

  • Light form of varicose veins during pregnancy

  • Slightly swollen legs, ankles and / or feet


  • Feeling of tired and heavy legs

  • More pronounced varicose veins and / or moderate edema

  • Varicose veins during pregnancy

  • After sclerosis and vascular surgery for varicose veins


  • Severe varicose veins and / or severe edema

  • Protect against deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

  • Insufficiency (weakness) of the valves in the deep veins

  • After curing severe wounds (open leg)


  • If class 3 is not sufficient

As you have read above, there is a clear difference between compression stockings. Which compression stockings suit you best depends on various factors. Your personal wishes are important, but so is your medical indication. STOX compression stockings have a beautiful design and are therefore perfect to wear to work or other occasions.

Support stockings for varicose veins

Varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins do not close properly. As a result, the blood cannot flow properly. This blood has to be pumped from the legs back to the heart, against gravity. Compression stockings for varicose veins ensure that blood circulation is stimulated. It is therefore advised to wear these stockings. Wearing compression stockings for a longer period of time can reduce complaints such as varicose veins or swollen feet and ankles. In general, wearing class 2 compression stockings is best for varicose veins. Just go to the doctor first before you decide to purchase support stockings against varicose veins.

Always wear the correct size compression stockings

When using compression stockings, do not only pay attention to the degree of heavy or light compression, but also always wear compression stockings in the correct size. You can determine which size you need by entering your shoe size and calf size in our size guide.

Medical support stockings

Do you have an open leg or another medical indication? Then it is often recommended to wear support stockings. The blood has to be pushed back up from the legs. In this case, wearing compression stockings can help the healing process by taking over the role of the bandage and stimulating blood circulation.

Do you have a question or is there still something unclear about the different types of support stockings? Then feel free to contact our customer service.

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