What We Like
Easy to put on
What We Don't Like
Loose foot design
Feels tighter on the calves than other socks
Compression socks can make off the difference on a flight when it comes to leg comfort. Not only do they help control swelling, but they also promote better circulation at high altitudes. There are plenty of options and most promote the same qualities: quick-drying functionality, comfort, compression, breathability, and odor prevention. We put the calf compression socks from NEWZILL to the test.
Design: Lots of color options with a unique design
NEWZILL offers a number of different color options to fit your personal style—everything from rainbow hearts to solid colors. We chose the gray and black socks, because that color scheme generally fits in with our everyday look.
Since compression socks need to be tight, they're generally pretty tricky to put on. Add in a small, cramped space—say a seat on an airplane, for example—and putting on your socks becomes a battle. NEWZILL claims that its socks are easier to get on thanks to their design. We actually found that to be true. There also seems to be some extra space in the foot, which probably adds to that ease, as well.
Durability: Potential for spot-wearing
After one long wear and a wash, these didn't show any signs of wear, so far. After wearing these on a plane—and walking around—they felt pretty sturdy and durable.
Features: Moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial
These socks have four-way stretch, which offers even compression throughout the whole sock. They’re also made with a moisture-wicking fabric that’s also anti-bacterial to help fight odor and bacteria growth. The four-way stretch also aids in exceptional breathability—not once did our legs get overheated in these socks.
Comfort: Not the most comfortable
We wouldn’t call these socks uncomfortable, but you can certainly tell when you’re wearing them. They don’t have the weightless feel that some other similar compression socks have (like the Physix Gear Sport Compression Socks that we also tested).
When you move your leg, there’s an adjustment in tightness that reminds you that you’re wearing compression socks. Again, this is not a bad thing, but something to keep in mind if you plan on wearing them for hours-on-end.
We wouldn’t call these socks uncomfortable, but you can certainly tell when you’re wearing them
The foot of the sock is very loose—we would compare it to wearing a regular crew sock—which is a strange comparison to the ultra-tight feel of the calf of the sock.
These socks are under $10, which is a very affordable price to pay a more comfortable flight experience. However, you can find similar styles that offer a bit more comfort for the same price point—like the competition below.
Competition: You have other options
Knowing that there are other compression socks out there that are a tad more comfortable around the same price brings these NEWZILL compression socks down a few points. That being said, they are much easier to put on than other socks.
The design options for these socks leave a lot to be desired. If you don’t mind a very basic color palette—or, on the flip side, bright patterns—these socks will do the trick. As opposed to the other socks that we tested, Physix Gear and Vitalsox, you'll feel a little extra pressure with the NEWZILL socks. They tightness left marks on our legs.
If these are the socks available to you in a pinch, they’ll get the job done—but there are cheaper options that look a lot better on your feet, if you can handle the shipping wait time.
- Product Name NEWZILL Compression Socks
- Product Brand NEWZILL
- SKU B01M8G03V0
- Price $9.00
- Weight 3.2 oz.
- Color Black, black and grey argyle, carolina blue, grey, heart, pink, polka dot, purple, rainbow stripes, white, i-fire, i-ice
- Material Lycra, Spandex, Nylon
- What’s Included Compression socks