The Buffalo Wool Co. workhorse bison and merino footbed + compression leg shaft = A Perfect Pair
Before we developed our OTC Compression Socks, they were our most requested product ever. Together with Dan and the team at Fox River, we created a pair of compression socks that bring together our amazing bison fiber footbed with a merino compression leg shaft to help keep you comfortable all day.
The Buffalo Wool Co. OTC Compression Socks feature:
- Graduated Compression (15-20 mmHg)
- URfit System for arch support and memory-knit construction
- Smooth and flat comfort toe seam
- Footbed is a luxurious bison down, ultra-fine merino, bamboo blend
- Leg Shaft is an extremely comfortable merino wool knit
Why Should You Wear Compression Socks?
Before you fine folks started requesting compression socks, we had never tried them. Well, color us impressed. We found our OTC Compression Socks to provide all-day leg support and circulation keeping our feet and legs from swelling. But, don’t just take our word for it. Here are some leading expert reasons why compression socks are the right fit.
Compression Socks increase healthy pressure on your skin and tissue.
If you’re taking a long flight or patiently waiting in your hunting blind, compression socks can help maintain circulation during periods of less movement. That means less discomfort and potential swelling in your legs and feet.
Graduated compression can aid in recovery from heavy physical activity.
Whether you are an avid runner, cyclist, snowmobiler or fisher, graduated compression socks have shown to help recovery from heavy activity. Graduated compression improves blood circulation, which in turn speeds the removal of lactic acid and increases oxygen to the blood.
Most Common Use Cases for Compression Socks
We’re certainly hooked on the benefits of our OTC Compression Socks for everyday wear while working, but in case you need more inspiration, here are a few of our favorite use cases for these amazing socks.
- Long fishing excursions
- Flying to and fro
- Skiing or Snowmobiling (bonus - our OTCs are also incredibly warm)
- Long sitting spells while hunting
Socks should fit as well as any of your other garments. The heel should sit on your heel and not under it as in a sock too small, nor half way up your Achilles as in a sock that’s too large. Socks should be flush against your foot with no extra material sagging. The toe seam should lay flat across the top of the toes.
Sock Heel at Your Heel
The sock heel should sit on your heel, not under it or above it.
Flat Toe Seam
The toe seam should lie flat along the top of your toes, not above or below.
Taut Across the Foot
Socks should be taut across your foot with no sagging material. If you wear a wide shoe size (E+), consider sizing up.
|Shoe Size||US Men||US Women|
3 – 6.5
7 – 9
7 – 10
9.5 – 11.5
10.5 – 12.5
12 – 14
Machine wash and dry
Once you are ready to clean your gear, follow a few simple steps to care for your favorite socks, beanie, and gloves.How to Care for your favorite bison fiber gear
Here at The Buffalo Wool Co., our yarn bases for all our gear is (and will always be) natural fibers. This means that the internal structure of your socks (the parts that touch your skin) will be made from bison fiber, merino wool, mulberry silk, and other 100% natural fibers.
The overall composition (the parts that touch your skin plus everything else) will include other materials like nylon or polyester. This is done to make the sock more durable and ensure that your socks work (and play) as hard as you do.
Yarn Base Composition
50% American bison down / 50% Merino wool
45% merino wool / 31% nylon / 18% American bison down / 4% polyester / 2% Lycra spandexGuide to fiber composition
Our World-Famous Bison Wool Socks
|OTC Compression Socks||Trekker Bison/Merino Boot Socks||American Field Bison Boot Socks||Pro-Gear Technical - Bison/Silk Boot Socks||Yellowstone Bison/Merino Crew Socks||Pro-Gear Technical - Bison/Silk Crew Socks||American Field (AF) Bison Crew Socks 2022||Casual Crew 2.0 Bison Fiber Socks||Casual Crew Bison/Merino blend Socks||The B.O.S.S. (Best Overall Short Sock)||Kenai Boot Socks||Really Really Nice Bison Socks.||Really Really Nice Bison Socks (Seconds)||Kenai Boot Socks - Wholesale||Pro-Gear Technical - Bison/Silk Boot Socks - Wholesale||Casual Crew 2.0 Bison Fiber Socks - Wholesale||The B.O.S.S. (Best Overall Short Sock) - Wholesale|
|Height||Over-the-calf||Boot 14"||Boot 12"||Boot 12"||Crew||Crew||Crew||Crew||Crew||Ankle||Over-the-calf||Crew||Crew||Over-the-calf||Boot 12"||Crew||Ankle|
|Base-Yarn||50% American bison down / 50% Merino wool||45% American bison down / 50% Merino wool / 5% Nylon||70% American Bison Down / 30% Polyester||50% American bison down / 50% Silk||50% American bison down / 50% Merino wool||50% American bison down / 50% Silk||70% American Bison Down / 30% Polyester||33% American bison down / 33% Merino wool / 33% Bamboo||50% American bison down / 50% Merino wool||33% American bison down / 33% Merino wool / 33% Bamboo||33% Bison Down 33% Ultrafine Merino Wool 33% bamboo fiber||50% American bison down / 50% merino wool||bison/merino 50/50||33% Bison Down 33% Ultrafine Merino Wool 33% bamboo fiber||50% American bison down / 50% Silk||33% American bison down / 33% Merino wool / 33% Bamboo||33% American bison down / 33% Merino wool / 33% Bamboo|
|Recommended-Footwear-Type||Just about anything||Waders, Muck Boots, Heavy Boots||Just about anything||Insulated Boots, Cowboy Boots||Short boots, Hikers, Trail Shoes||Just about anything||Short boots, Hikers, Trail Shoes||Athletic Shoes, Short Hikers||Athletic Shoes, Short Hikers||Athletic Shoes||Insulated Boots, Cowboy Boots||Just about anything||Just about anything||Insulated Boots, Cowboy Boots||Insulated Boots, Cowboy Boots||Athletic Shoes, Short Hikers||Athletic Shoes|
|Typical-Use||Non-medical grade compression||Extreme cold climate||Anything, Everything||Skiing, Hiking, Hunting.||Hiking, Hunting, Just a good warm sock||Daily Wear (all climates)||Daily Wear (all climates)||Daily Wear (warmer climates)||Daily Wear||running, golf, shooting sports, daily wear||Fishing/Hunting/Hiking||Just about anything||Just about anything||Fishing/Hunting/Hiking||Skiing, Hiking, Hunting.||Daily Wear (warmer climates)||running, golf, shooting sports, daily wear|
|Origin||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA||Made in the USA|
|Cushioning||Under foot cushion||Under foot cushion||Under foot cushion||Under foot cushion||Under foot cushion||Under foot cushion||Flat knit (no cushion)||Flat knit (no cushion)||Under foot cushion||Under foot cushion||Under foot cushion||Under foot cushion||Under foot cushion||Flat knit (no cushion)|
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These compression socks are so comfortable and warm. Many compression socks are a challenge to pull over the foot, but these are stretchy enough to go on easily (relatively easy that is - still need to work at it a little bit, which is what you'd desire in a compression sock), but still maintain good compression. They've really helped with my plantar fasciitis.
Keeps my feet warm at work and substitutes for the OTC socks I’ve worn for years but didn’t keep my feet warm. 👍
I just love the socks I find on your oh so easy to navigate website. Comfy and warm. Thanks.
These are my new favorite compression socks. I wear a size 10 and the fit of the large is just right. The combination of compression and just the right amount of thickness and padding works well in my hikers and in my tall muck boots. I can walk and stand for hours without lower leg fatigue.
I gave the first pair of those cute blue polka dotted compression socks to our wonderful neighbor that farm sits for us occasionally(of course, it's always the coldest weekends of the year!) He is also a diabetic, teacher, horse farmer, father, husband and all around great guy. When I secretly asked his wife if he did indeed like them, as he told me; she laughed and said that he wears them ALL the time! Taking them off only to wash, dry and repeat wearing them. Yep, he got a second pair that day. He raved about how warm and comfortable they are. Great job! Can't wait for more colors...
These socks offer great comfort for tasks that involve standing for long periods of time. Very comfortable.
These OTC compression socks are absolutely awesome. They stay up all day, are super comfortable and aren't too much for warm days. Truly an everyday sock for work or play. Customer service was great! It's nice to communicate with someone here in the USA buy a product made in the USA with material sourced from USA.
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The Dearnley Family has been running S & D Spinning since the 1800s. This is one of the last large scale wool mills left in the U.S. and they are absolutely crucial to us keeping our production here in the U.S.