Compression socks have become the latest must-have for runners and triathletes. Their ability to improve circulation and aid post-exercise recovery is encouraging more athletes to wear them for both training and competition. Graduated elastic socks are just the latest in a long line of crossovers from medicine to sport in the search for improved athletic performance. Improvements in materials and knitting techniques have helped to expand their applications. Swiss manufacturer SIGVARIS has been making compression stockings for over 60 years and has pioneered many of the advances in the sector. Its subsidiary SIGVARIS GmbH is responsible for its activities in the German market.