As it turns out, there are a number of products competing for many of the same customers, including several popular options sold on mega-marketplaces like Amazon.com. Of these, the three most popular (and similar to the Copper Fit product) we encountered were the Copper Compression Recovery back brace, the BraceUP Stabilizing Lumbar brace, and the Venom Lumbar back brace.
When obtaining a pair of these gloves, you can choose between a Small / Medium size and a Large / XL size. A pair of gloves in the smaller size measures between 2.75 and 3.25 inches from the wrist hole to the top of the finger holes, with some finger holes measuring slightly longer than others. The larger size measures between. 3.25 and 3.75 inches for that same area.
I just bought a Copper Fit set of four ankle sports socks at Bed Bath & Beyond for $10.99 minus 20% plus tax. So you can avoid the whole mail order thing. Also, you can return anything at any time to BBB, so you don't have to fear taking a chance on a new product. I like how they look, but they feel a bit snug and left deep impressions in my ankles after only about a half hour or hour of wear around the house ( without shoes), and I have average size feet and ankles so I wouldn't expect this. Don't want to jump to conclusions yet, so will try them a bit longer, because they do look very cute.
When it comes down to it, the HighYa team might be experts at reviewing ASOTV products (and many others) like Energy Socks, but we’re also consumers. And if it was a question of where to spend our own money, these socks don’t seem to provide any benefits that you wouldn’t find from products available at local retailers—which could also help you avoid Energy Socks’ steep, non-refundable S&H charges.
As to how my parents felt when I gave them their own back supports they immediately felt relief. They have been using them daily for six months now, and they still rave about how good they feel when they are wearing the copper fit. I have seen them try others, but they didn't like how bulky they were. By the way, my parents are 89 and 91 years old and since they have been wearing the back supports it's like a new lease on life!
Now that you understand the meaningful differences between medical grade compression products prescribed by your doctor and consumer grade ones like Energy Socks, it’s easy to see that they might provide some relief from your leg and feet swelling—but probably only very mild. It also makes sense that, if your “heavy” legs are making you feel tired and sluggish, this improved circulation could provide you with a natural increase in energy.
Bought these for my mother in-law, who has Osteoarthritis in her knees. She has used them for several weeks now (I purchased 2) - and she now has another option when it comes to pain management. I'm writing this testimonial on her behalf. She's told me that they are super comfortable, the material is very breathable and has some sort of anti-odor properties, as it is super hot where I live and she says she lets them air out at night. She wears them when she goes out walking and says they help immensely. I would recommend these for anyone looking for an inexpensive option - just anything to help that's not medicinal.