So what are compression socks? Compressions socks, also known as support socks or compression hosiery are designed to increase blood circulation. This is done because they provide pressure on the lower leg and foot. Many users of support socks use the products to minimize circulatory foot issues like edema, phlebitis, and thrombosis. The support hosiery uses stronger elastics than standard socks to create pressure on the lower extremities. Shop for these items at the Diabetic Shoes HuB and as always, you can find them at competitive prices with superior customer service.