STOX Energy Socks stimulate the blood circulation in the legs and provide maximum oxygen-capacity of the muscles. This is due to the graduated compression that is integrated into all the socks. Basically it comes down to this: because of gravity, blood and fluid flow to the feet. The body needs all the help it can get to let it flow upwards again. The highest pressure (compression) is at the ankle and gradually decreases until it finally performs the least pressure just under the knee, causing blood to be "pushed" back up. In this way, an optimal blood circulation is achieved which prevents leg fatigue and muscle pain.
Long periods of standing still or sitting down can be bad for your legs, because the reflux of blood to the heart is limited by a reduced effect of the calf muscles. This will leave blood and waste in the leg. To protect the leg in such cases against the negative consequences of this (such as tired legs and muscle pain), wearing STOX Energy Socks with degressive compression is ideal. Every STOX has their own function and different compression points, which means that every line has its own advantages.
STOX Sport Socks are made of ultra-thin moisture-wicking materials that ensure your legs stay cool during physical exercise. The STOX Sports Socks give a comfortable strengthening feeling to the lower legs, so that you no longer have the feeling of heavy legs during your exercise. In addition, they stabilize your ankles, shins and calf muscles and offer optimum support, giving you a feeling of improved stability. The STOX Sport Socks are very usable to prevent shin splints, muscle pain, tired legs and cramps.
STOX Work Socks contain antibacterial bamboo which prevents sweaty feet. The STOX Work Socks give a pleasant and comfortable feeling to the lower legs. The compression ensures optimal blood circulation, which prevents the feeling of heavy and tired legs. This provides a good chance that you will feel less tired at the end of your day.
STOX Travel Socks contain temperature-regulating Merino wool, so that your legs maintain the correct temperature. Ideal, because it can be cold during a flight. The STOX Travel Socks give a warm and supportive feeling to the lower legs, making traveling a lot more comfortable. The STOX Travel Socks are very usable to prevent traveler thrombosis, swollen feet, thick ankles and cramps.
STOX Medical Socks are made on highly advanced medical machines from the most innovative, high-quality materials. The STOX Medical Socks give a comfortable strengthening feeling to the lower legs and are very usable for people who are at risk for varicose veins, thrombosis, accumulation of fluid (edema) or to prevent complications after surgery.
We came up with the idea for STOX with the help of one of the founders father who is a practicing vascular surgeon. Being familiar with the great impact of the technique, the idea rose to share the medically justified knowledge in compression technique and allow all people to benefit from this technique. Truly care for our legs in a simple way. Together with a team of vascular surgeons the correct graduated compression is implemented in all STOX Energy Socks, achieving the right results. The compression and the pressure gradient are very accurately tested by the Swiss compression testing machines of the Salzmann Group. The test equipment of the Salzmann Group is internationally recognized as the most accurate compression pressure measurement system.
The preventive effect of compression socks has been shown in several scientific studies. For example, 93% of runners experienced muscle soreness after a run of 10 kilometres with traditional running socks, while this was only 14% with the runners who wore sports compression socks 1. Flight passengers also reported positive results. After a 5-hour flight 60% of travellers who wore compression stockings experienced less pain and 45% experienced less swollen legs and feet 2. For people with a standing profession, the socks are also a godsend. A large part of the nursing staff experienced less pain (84%) and less swelling of the legs (74%) during work by wearing compression socks 3.
1) A. Ali, M.P. Caine, B.G. Snow. ‘’Graduated compression stockings: Physiological and perceptual responses during and after.‘’ Journal of sports sciences, 2007.
2) Hagan, Melissa J., and Stephen M. Lambert. ‘’A Randomised Crossover Study of Low-ankle-pressure Graduated-compression tights in Reducing Flight-induced Ankle Oedema.’’ Med J Aust 188.2 (2008): 81-84. Web.
3) Sigvaris, USA. ‘’Compression Socks Help Reduce Swelling for Nurses.’’ Sigvaris, 24 Mar. 2011. Web. 18 Sept. 2013.
Our sizes are based on your shoe size and calf circumference, in order to guarantee the results you should expect from STOX Energy Socks. You can easily find your size by clicking on 'Size Wizard' on the product page.
As a woman you can indeed wear the socks for men, often you need a size smaller compared to the women's size.
STOX Recovery Socks reduce muscle fatigue and promote the drainage of blood and fluid, speeding up the recovery period of injuries like shin splints, calf and achilles tendon problems. The Running and Recovery Socks contain exactly the same amount of compression. The difference, however, is that the Running Socks are more ‘breathable’ than the Recovery Socks. This is because both types of socks are woven in a different way, which ensures that the Recovery Socks feel more comfortable during your 'rest period' and the Running Socks keep your legs cooler during physical exercise.
Tubes are mainly used for intensive workouts where your legs and feet already do a lot of work. The tubes contain exactly the same characteristics as the other sport socks - with the advantage that the tubes are made without the foot portion of the sock. This means you can wear your own favorite ankle socks underneath the tubes. It is strongly advised to take off the tubes immediately after your workout. Because the tubes only start from the ankle, there is no compression on the foot, but only on the calf. This might result in swollen foot and ankles. By wearing tubes during exercise, this is prevented. We strongly recommend wearing STOX Recovery Socks after your workout.
The STOX Running Socks are very usable during an obstacle run, since they contain the right compression and moisture-wicking materials. During an obstacle course, the moisture-wicking materials ensure that its shape is retained, in contrast to normal cotton socks. This can prevents skin irritations and blisters. In addition, these materials are better breathable than cotton and dry four times faster. We have already had a lot of satisfied customers who were very enthusiastic about the Running Socks during their participation in an obstacle run :-)
Of course it is possible to wear the Running Socks during a flight, but we do not recommend this, as there is a possibility you will experience cold legs during your flight. The Running Socks contain extra breathable materials, which keep your legs cool during physical exercise. During your flight this can cause you to get cold legs. For that reason we use temperature-regulating Merino wool in the Travel Socks. This way your legs will keep the right temperature. Perfect for flying, because it can get quite cold in the airplane.
We only recommend to wear your STOX during the day and not during sleep, unless a doctor advises you otherwise. When you are asleep and your legs are in a state of rest for a long time, the pressure in the arteries is much lower than when you are standing. The external pressure delivered by STOX then becomes relatively high relative to the internal pressure in the arteries. This could impede your blood flow.
The easiest way is to grasp the heel of the sock on the inside between your thumb and index finger and turn it inside out as far as the foot portion. Now only the leg of the sock is inside out, while the foot portion is on the inside. First pull the foot portion over your foot up to the instep and place your heel in the correct spot inside the sock. After that you can easily draw the leg portion up and distribute the sock evenly over your leg with two hand, until the sock is on your leg without folds or wrinkles.
* Wash them by hand or in the washing machine at a maximum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.;
* Preferably use the STOX washing bag;
* Use a gentle detergent and rinse them out well so that no soap residue is left;
* Do not use any fabric softener, bleach or stain remover;
* Do not wring them out;
* Do not dry them in the tumble dryer, direct sunlight or on a radiator!
STOX Energy Socks are currently only available online in our webshop. You can always try STOX for 30 days and if you are not satisfied with the result, you can return them within this period of time and we’ll refund the money :-)
Yes, our webshop is secured through a SSL 3,0 connection. Fulfilling your payment at STOX Energy is fast, convenient and above all safe. STOX Energy is working with payment provider Mollie. This is a secure payment system, specifically developed for online stores.
You can choose one of these simple payment methods during the ordering process:
- Sofort Banking
- Bancontact (MisterCash)
- Bank transfer
No, you can also place your order as a ‘guest’. But keep in mind that you will have to enter your shipping information again in case of a new order and you will not have an order summary on the website.
If you would like to cancel or change your order, please call us at +3120-2600129.
Shipping costs are as below:
- Belgium € 2,95
- Germany € 2,95
- Denmark € 4,95
- Estonia € 9,95
- Finland € 7,95
- France € 4,95
- United Kingdom € 4,95
- Hungary € 5,95
- Ireland € 6,95
- Italy € 6,95
- Latvia € 9,95
- Lithuania € 9,95
- Luxembourg € 5,95
- Netherlands € 2,95
- Austria € 4,95
- Poland € 5,95
- Portugal € 7,95
- Romania € 8,95
- Slovenia € 5,95
- Slovakia € 5,95
- Spain € 6,95
- Czech Republic € 5,95
- Sweden € 7,95
- Rest of the World € 24,95
Shipping a package is unfortunately not free, and these costs have to be paid. We pay a part of the shipping costs because we think it is fair to share this. Of course we also could have offered standard "free shipping" and include the shipping costs in our selling prices - like most webshops do - but then you don't actually ship for free. In fact, this means that you have to pay shipping costs for each product separately. We prefer to be honest about the shipping costs.
If you order before 23:00 p.m. on working days your order will be sent the same day. Once we ship your order, you will receive an email with shipping confirmation and a Track & Trace code. Are you unable to track your order? Call us at +3120-2600129 or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we ship your order, you will receive an email with shipping confirmation and a Track & Trace code. Are you unable to track your order? Please call us at +3120-2600129 or send us an email: email@example.com.
You can return your order within 30 days after receipt in its original packaging by following the steps on the packing list. The amount of purchase will be refunded to your account. Only the cost of sending the package back from your home to STOX Energy will be at your own expense. If you want to exchange the received product for a different size/color/product then you have to place a new order in our webshop and choose the payment method you like.
Use our return label for Germany.
Use our return label for Austria.
It is necessarily not mandatory to accept returned socks due to hygienic reasons. We cannot offer these again. However, we understand that you first would like to fit / try out the STOX Energy Socks. This can be difficult with online shopping. So when you are not satisfied with your received STOX, you can return them, but the return costs will be for your own expense.
You can call us at +3120-2600129 or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.