Traveling can be stressful even when everything goes as planned. It’s also hard on the body, particularly when long flights or road trips are involved.
Helping your body to recover is too important to ignore, especially when putting it through the physiological stressors that travel brings. Sore and tired feet and legs, poor circulation, swelling, and even blood clots are some of the risks associated with sitting for long periods of time. While the risk of developing blood clots on a flight is pretty low for most of us, that risk does increase with prolonged travel time.
This is why ZEN PILOT compression socks are a no-brainer for long plane, car or train rides. Compression socks have long been proven to help increase circulation and promote recovery.
Increasing circulation is always a good thing, but it’s especially important when you travel and are exercising less. Plus, you’ll reduce the risk of swelling or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if you have to sit or stand for long periods. Wearing compression socks after travel will also help speed recovery and reduce the soreness and swelling that might have occurred after your trip.
ZEN PILOT compression socks include a true graduated compression design. This means that the amount of compression decreases as the distance to the heart decreases. This is a very important detail and not one that every compression sock or stocking can claim.
In the ZEN PILOT compression sock for example, you’ll find less compression at the top of the sock than at the toe. This forces the blood to move upward back towards the heart where there is more space allowing new, fresh blood to return to your feet. This is the process of circulation and as blood moves through your extremities continually, it nourishes your muscles and helps speed recovery.
All Zen Pilot compression socks are designed and manufactured in the USA. Sure, lower cost manufacturing options are available, but domestic manufacturing allows us to have complete control over the design, manufacturing, and quality of every sock we ship.