How to Wash Compression Stockings

Prolong the life of your compression stockings with proper care. Washing your compression stockings will not only help it keep its compression, it is also healthier for your skin.

LegSmart Pro Tip:You can always look at the care instructions that comes inside the box. Different manufacturers say different things about how best wash and dry their compression stockings. Some are machine wash friendly.

Step 1) Fill up your sink with warm or cold water

Do not use hot water because the heat might damage the elastic in the compression stocking.

Step 1 Fill since with warm or cold water

Step 2) Add soap

Add just a small amount of soap into the water.

Step 2 Add soap

LegSmart Pro Tip: Avoid using softeners on your compression stockings. They damage the elastic threads.

Step 3) Lather gently

Gently lather up your stockings and let them soak for about 5 minutes.

Step 3) Lather gently

Step 4) Rinse well

Rinse your compression stockings out thoroughly with cold water.

Step 4 Rinse well

Step 5) Remove excess water

Gently squeeze out the water from your stockings. Pat dry in a towel.

Step 5 Dry with towel

LegSmart Pro Tip: Do not wring them out, as it may damage the way the compression stocking is knit.

Step 6) Hang up to dry

Hang your compression stockings to dry.

Step 6 Hang dry

LegSmart Pro Tip:Do not dry them in direct sunlight or near a heat source. The excess heat may damage the elastic in your compression stockings.


So fresh, so clean! You are now ready enjoy your clean compression stockings. If you have another pair you need to wash, just "rinse and repeat". *pun*