Suggested Care of Your Compression Socks
Compression socks have spandex woven into the sock. Repeated washing and wearing will break down these fibers and eventually wear them out. But with the proper care you should be able to get 6 months to a year out of your compression socks before they need to be replaced.
I know the label says "machine wash warm, tumble dry" on many of the socks you buy, but this will shorten the life of your compression sock. We suggest you hand wash in cold or luke warm and line dry. It's a good idea to have 2 pairs so one can be drying while you wear the other. I have a pair for every shift because I can tell when I don't have them on.
Of course, every now and then they will find their way into the regular wash. That's ok, just try to avoid the dryer. The dryer is where the fibers really heat up and begin to break down quicker.
So to keep your compression socks in good condition longer - Hand wash, cold; Line dry; Rock your Shift; Repeat!