We have 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
Benefits of 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 Uses 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 distance running
- 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|
|Small||–||3 – 6.5|
|Medium||7 – 9||7 – 10|
|Large||9.5 – 11.5||10.5 – 12.5|
|X-Large||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
|Trekker - Advantage Gear Boot Socks||Pro Gear Boot Socks||Yellowstone - Advantage Gear||Pro-Gear Crew Socks||Casual Crew - Advantage Gear Sock||Casual Crew 2.0 - Ultralight Gear Crew Socks||Really Really Nice - Crew Sock *Limited Edition*||American Field (AF) Bison Crew Socks 2022||O.T.C. - Advantage Gear Compression Sock||Kenai - Ultralight Gear Boot Sock||The B.O.S.S. - Short Sock||Red Dog Kids American Field Jr. - Crew Socks|
|Height||Boot 14"||Boot 12"||Crew||Crew||Crew||Crew||Crew||Crew||Over-the-calf||Over-the-calf||Ankle||Crew|
|Performance-Blend||Advantage Gear||Pro Gear||Advantage Gear||Pro Gear||Advantage Gear||Ultralight Gear||Luxury Gear||Advantage Gear||Ultralight Gear||Ultralight Gear||Ultralight Gear|
|Base-Yarn||50% American bison down / 50% Merino wool||50% American bison down / 50% Silk||50% American bison down / 50% Merino wool||50% American bison down / 50% Silk||50% American bison down / 50% Merino wool||34% American bison down / 33% Merino wool / 33% Bamboo||50% American bison down / 50% Italian spun ultra fine merino wool||70% American Bison Down / 30% Polyester||50% American bison down / 50% Merino wool||34% Bison Down / 33% Ultrafine Merino Wool / 33% bamboo fiber||34% American bison down / 33% Merino wool / 33% Bamboo||33% American bison down / 33% Merino wool / 33% Bamboo|
|Recommended-Footwear-Type||Waders, Muck Boots, Heavy Boots||Insulated Boots, Cowboy Boots||Short boots, Hikers, Trail Shoes||Just about anything||Athletic Shoes, Short Hikers||Athletic Shoes, Short Hikers||Just about anything||Short boots, Hikers, Trail Shoes||Just about anything||Insulated Boots, Cowboy Boots||Athletic Shoes||Just about anything|
|Typical-Use||Extreme cold climate||Skiing, Hiking, Hunting.||Hiking, Hunting, Just a good warm sock||Daily Wear (all climates)||Daily Wear||Daily Wear (warmer climates)||Just about anything||Daily Wear (all climates)||Non-medical grade compression||Fishing/Hunting/Hiking||running, golf, shooting sports, daily wear||Anything, Everything|
|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|
|Cushioning||Full 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||Full cushion|
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Have been wearing these for close to a month and they are very comfortable, keep my feet dry and odorless. Well worth the money!
Cozy and comfortable. Love these socks!
I gave the OTC Compression Socks to my friend who has Neuropathy. He is always looking for some relief. He says the BWC OTC socks are so soft and comfortable, and always stay up, giving him the support he needs. My friend is happy, and so am I.
The socks fit true to size and provide good support but are not overly tight. They will be perfect for long flights.
OTC Compression Socks
I wish you could make 3X
These socks are a miracle. Been wearing them pretty much since Ron brought them to market
Came back to town for a routine medical test. Found myself in a much worse spot and having compression socks required by my doctor. All mine in another state
Ron came from Weatherford all the way to Arlington-on Memorial Day-to hand deliver a couple of pairs. Wow
What can I say.
Thank you Ron
I look forward to doing business with this company always. His passion and compassion shows
I never knew it was possable to fall in love with a pair of socks. These socks are extremely comfy even in the heat of South Texas. The only issue I have is that they are a little tight on my calf, but I am sure the is because they need to be broken into. I can’t wait to get more.
S&D Spinning Mill, Millbury, MA, 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.