Being on my feet for multiple hours at a time, my legs end up hurting sooner and longer each day. It was recommended that I try compression socks. I picked these (honestly based on color) and found that they do help with my legs hurting. The tightness of the compression is perfect for me and I definitely don't think I would want them any tighter. The only problem I can really say that I have is that they get really hot since they go up to the knee and it is like wearing two pair of pants. Definitely not something I would do if it wasn't worth it given how high the temperature has gotten lately.