Zip Sox Review
Review of Zip Sox, a form of compression footwear with a zipper and toeless design to ease application and removal.
Zip Sox are a variety of toe-less compression sock marketed by As Seen on TV. They are composed of a flexible nylon and spandex material, and feature a pinch-resistant zipper that makes putting them on and taking them off easier. Like many types of compression wear, the Zip Sox advertising claims that they will increase circulation while alleviating pain and swelling.
Zipsox.com is the official product website. In the television commercial, getzipsox.com is used, and this forwards to zipsox.com.
Cost and Availability
Zip Sox are available from the product website and also in some stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond.
When ordering from the product website, a single pair of Zip Sox costs $19.99 plus a $6.99 shipping and handling(S&H) charge for a total of $26.98.
Customers can also choose to opt into a special offer where they purchase an additional pair of Zip Sox for $9.99. That is two pairs of Zip Socks ($19.99 + $9.99) plus S&H for a total of $36.97.
A sales tax is also applied to orders in NJ and CA.
Color options for Zip Sox are limited to black and nude. There is a sizing chart on the product website that provides the following sizing information:
- Women’s S/M = sizes 5-8
- Women’s L/XL = sizes 9-12
- Men’s S/M = sizes 7-9
- Men’s L/XL = sizes 10-13
Purchase of Zip Socks from the product website comes with a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee (minus S&H).
According to the website Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), delivery time can take up to 3-6 weeks.
Claims and Features
- Toe-less compression socks with a pinch-resistant zipper
- Eases pain, swelling, and varicose veins
- Comfortable nylon and spandex material
- Machine washable
Zip Sox Commercial
Zip Sox Reviews
Compression stockings have been scientifically linked with improved circulation which relieves pain and swelling while helping to prevent blood clots. In fact, the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health maintain a government webpage devoted to providing information on compression stockings. However, not all compression footwear is of the same quality, and this can likely make a difference.
Although Zip Sox have been available for a number of months, objective online user reviews are difficult to find. Below are a several questions we have regarding Zip Sox:
- Material/construction quality – What is the overall quality of the product and its materials?
- Comfort level – Are Zip Sox as comfortable to wear as advertised?
- Sizing – Is the sizing provided by the website sizing chart accurate?
Zippered compression footwear with an open-toe design is not new, and there are other alternatives. In fact, As Seen on TV also markets the Ankle Genie and Foot Angel, both of which are similarly priced open-toed compression sleeves.
There are also many brands of zippered and open-toed compression socks which are probably available locally for a lower price. Not to mention, shipping charges and delivery times can be avoided by purchasing locally.
Zip Sox are zippered and open-toed compression sock advertised by As Seen on TV. Compression stockings are known to increase circulation while providing relief from pain and swelling. Nevertheless, assessing product quality is difficult as there is currently a lack of online reviews in relation to the Zip Sox brand. Considering all the wide variety of available compression wear, it may be wise to shop around and purchase locally to directly assess quality and avoid additional fees/delivery times.