These are great copper compression sleeve socks with many uses. My 94 year old mother has problems with her ankles. These socks help with her circulation and reduce the swelling in her ankles. She is old and gets cold all the time so we put other socks over these to cover her toes. She sleeps with them on and keeps them on during the day. They wash well and keep their shape. The fabric is copper infused and there is no itching from the socks. These are the best compression socks I have ever found to help relieve pain and discomfort. I will be buying a pair for myself to help with varicose veins that are showing in my ankles. I would highly recommend these compression sleeve socks.