(Chattanooga, TN – July 6, 2016) – Sockwell, the leading provider of therapeutic performance socks in lifestyle looks, is proud to announce that its entire collection of graduated compression and relaxed fit diabetic-friendly socks have earned the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Acceptance. Socks with the APMA's Seal of Acceptance have been found to be beneficial to foot health and of significant value when used in a consistently applied program of daily foot care and regular professional treatment.
Sockwell graduated compression socks help promote circulation, minimize swelling, reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery, while Sockwell relaxed fit diabetic-friendly series offers non-binding, gentle pampering and protection for sensitive feet. All Sockwell series are crafted in the USA of homegrown, fine merino wool (Cashmerino®) with rayon from bamboo or alpaca which help provide natural thermoregulation, moisture management, and odor control.
APMA, founded in 1912, is a leading resource on foot and ankle health information. Starting Summer 2016, all Sockwell graduated compression and relaxed fit diabetic-friendly socks will have the APMA Seal of Acceptance on the packaging and product listings online, showcasing Sockwell’s dedication to helping people of all ages and all walks of life to feel better in style.
“Our vision is to bring modern style, design, color and luxurious performance fibers to a world of mostly medical looking synthetic and cotton product. We strive to create therapeutic performance technology that appeals to everyone, from the 25 year old to the 75+ year old. Whether used proactively or reactively, we offer beautiful products that can help people feel better in style, and that’s something I’m proud to be a part of,” said Mercedes Marchand, VP of Design & Merchandising at Goodhew/Sockwell.
A committee of APMA podiatrists reviewed Sockwell graduated compression and relaxed fit diabetic-friendly socks to ensure they promote foot health. The committee also considered information about Sockwell's evidence of safety, quality control, and other data.
“APMA is proud to offer its Seal of Acceptance to Sockwell's graduated compression and relaxed fit diabetic-friendly socks," said President R. Daniel Davis, DPM. "Consumers can rely upon the seal to identify products, such as Sockwell's collection, that are safe, beneficial, and promote good foot health."
Moving forward, Sockwell will work with APMA to support foot health through continuous improvement and introducing innovative products to the market. Top-selling styles include the Circulator 15-20mmHg Moderate Compression, Elevation 20-30mmHg Firm Compression, and the Kick Back Non-Binding Relaxed Fit. Watch this video to learn how to put on your compression socks with ease. Sockwell offers styles and sizes for men and women. Sockwell products are available at retailers across the United States, Canada and Europe. To learn more about Sockwell, visit sockwell.us.com.
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About Sockwell+® Therapeutic Performance – Feel Better in Style
Sockwell is reinventing the therapeutic sock, with a lifestyle look. We offer compression and relaxed fit diabetic socks with modern styles and colors, so you can be well in style. All Sockwell series are crafted in the USA, of homegrown, superfine merino wool (cashmerino) with bamboo or alpaca. Our signature fiber blends balance, durability, and thermoregulation with environmental friendliness. Our Graduated Compression socks energize your step, promote circulation, minimize swelling, reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery – in patterns and colors that look great in the process. Or, if you have sensitive feet, our Relaxed Fit Diabetic-Friendly series offers non-binding, gentle pampering and protection. Connect with Sockwell on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and sign up online for e-newsletter updates, promotions and more. Learn more by visiting sockwell.us.com or by calling 423.643.0821.
About the American Podiatric Medical Association
Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is the nation's leading and recognized professional organization for doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs). DPMs are podiatric physicians and surgeons, also known as podiatrists, qualified by their education, training and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and structures of the leg. The medical education and training of a DPM includes four years of undergraduate education, four years of graduate education at an accredited podiatric medical college and two or three years of hospital residency training. APMA has 53 state component locations across the United States and its territories, with a membership of close to 12,000 podiatrists. All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine. Visit apma.org.