Nurses spend hours and hours on their feet (especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across the world), and the kind of socks they wear can make a huge difference to their comfort and wellbeing. We have compiled a collection of the best socks for nurses, from supportive compression socks to goofy medical-themed socks. Let’s look at our top picks.
what are the best kinds of socks for nurses?
Have you ever wondered why do nurses wear compression socks? Compression socks apply gentle pressure to the legs and ankles. They help lessen the build-up of fluid in the legs, minimize swelling, assist muscle recovery, relieve varicose veins’ symptoms and reduce fatigue.
However, socks can do more than improve your physical health: Putting on your favorite pair of socks makes you feel good, too, whether they have a silly slogan, a pretty pattern or are just super soft. Many nurses love wearing funny socks that can be seen poking out of their clogs or sneakers. This is particularly true for nurses who work with children; spotting their nurse's wacky socks can put a smile on a sick child's face, and that's priceless.
best fun compression socks for nurses
Just because compression socks are practical doesn't mean they can't also be silly. Here are the sock fairy's top choices for fun compression socks any nurse would love.
Anyone working in the medical profession knows the importance of maintaining a positive attitude. These brightly colored knee-high compression socks support that by sporting the adage "laughter is the best medicine."
These jolly socks are ultra-comfortable, providing moderate graduated compression (15-20mmHg) and a seamless toe, and they are decorated with cute medical-themed images. They are the perfect present for a nurse who is as enthusiastic about having fun as they are about giving their patients the best care possible.
With a more subtle color scheme of black and green, these dinosaur compression socks are an excellent choice for nurses who work in the pediatric ward.
Many kids go through a dinosaur phase, and they'll be delighted to see their nurse loves them too! There are so many dinosaurs on each sock; they’ll have a great time trying to identify each species.
unicorn design compression socks
Besides offering a fantastic level of support (15-20mmHg) and a super comfortable cushioned sole, these delightful unicorn print socks add personality to any nurse’s uniform. Nurses are as special as unicorns, so celebrate that fact by grabbing this pair of magical and oh-so-comfortable socks.
best fun socks for nurses
Nurses appreciate a variety of socks, from compression to crew length. Whether you’re a nurse trying to spice up your wardrobe or an appreciative patient wanting to show some love to the people who have looked after you, these fun socks are a perfect choice.
awesome nurse socks
With International Nurses’ Day coming up on May 12th, it's the perfect opportunity to get a thoughtful gift for a nurse who had an impact on your life, and this pair of “awesome nurse” socks could be just the thing. To ensure your nurse is left without a single doubt how you feel about them, the socks have a big arrow on each foot that shows that the awesome nurse is in fact them.
Not only are these socks heartwarming, they also keep your toes cozy and comfortable with a breathable combination of nylon, spandex and ultra-soft cotton. The light blue detailing on the toe, heel and cuff also match standard hospital scrubs, so your favorite nurse can look stylish on their shift.
hospital themed socks
Is there a man in your life who is a healthcare professional or medical student? Show them how much you appreciate their hard work by giving them a pair of goofy medical socks for men.
We have a plethora of fun medical socks, but this crew length black socks pair, covered in tiny pictures of x-rays, stethoscopes, latex gloves, band-aids, medication and scrubs, will add a bit of personality to any healthcare worker’s uniform.
i call the shots punny socks
We have found the perfect pair for nurses, doctors or any healthcare worker who loves a good pun. The medical motif of pills, thermometers and syringes surrounds the hilarious-but-true slogan “I call the shots.” These cute crew length socks are available for both men and women, so you can treat your whole team to a pair.
treat a busy nurse today
There’s no doubt nurses work incredibly hard and have an overwhelmingly positive impact on their patients’ lives. These dedicated professionals deserve to be shown some love and appreciation, so treat a nurse you know to a pair of special socks today.