Sometimes we all just need an extra boost of confidence. Animal patterns are the perfect prints to wear as you move through your absolutely wild & challenging days. You can find your favorite animal pattern scrubs and medical accessories this season at Uniform Advantage.

The Betsey Johnson Capri Leopard Camellia Lace V-Neck Print Scrub Top takes scrub fashion to the next level with a black lace trimmed V-neck and contemporary fit. Not only will you look fierce in this top, but you will have optimal storage with 2 front patch pockets.

Complete your look with the Betsey Johnson Capri Leopard Fashion Face Mask. This non-medical grade mask is lightweight, comfortable and moisture wicking.

This Koi Liteâ„¢ Animal Kingdom Lucky Mock Wrap Print Scrub Top is perfect to bring a subtle hint of the wild into your word day! This mock wrap top features a contemporary fit with contrast black rib knit side panels. You can also find an elastic bungee ID loop and two angled welt front pockets for optimal storage. Finish this look with the koi Face Mask with Filter which is made with lightweight & breathable fabric as well as multilayer filtering with a touch of spandex for comfort. The mask comes with 3 replaceable PM2.5 activated filters that filter out fine dust and other harmful particles.

Looking for shoes that will make a statement both in and out of work? The Fila Memory Women’s Panache All Leopard Pale Gold/ Black/ White Athletic Shoes are sure to catch everyone’s attention. Feel comfortable and trendy without even trying in these shoes! For added comfort, these leopard print shoes have a padded collar and tongue with cushioned insole and rubber outsole.

The Savvy Brandy Winter Leopard Nursing Shoes take animal print to the next level with a shimmery Leopard print! These shoes feature an easy to clean man-made upper and the aerocushion insole and lightweight construction offers superior comfort. You are ensured support with a steel shank and enhanced toe room adds more comfort. The leather-lined heel construction too enhances durability. It has US certified slip-resistant outsole.

For a secure slip on shoe with a bold print, check out the Alegria Keli Slip On Leopard Print Nursing Shoes. The Alegria Keli KEL-402 Slip On Leopard Print Nursing Shoes feature a stain proof leather coating. The double goring at the instep allows for a secure fit. The cork, memory foam and latex footbed creates a perfect fit every time by forming to the natural contours of the foot. The leather covered insole allows for your feet to naturally breathe, leaving them feeling fresh and dry. These shoes are hand sewn with leather lining, superior arch support, and plenty of room in the toe box. This shoe has a mild rocker slip resistant outsole engineered to reduce heel and central metatarsal pressure and a stain resistant upper.

Looking for extra comfort for your shift? Check out the Alegria Leopard Leisurelee Slipper! The Alegria Leopard Leisurelee Slipper features vegan shearling uppers, lining and footbed. Not only do they look super comfortable, but they offer support and warmth for optimal fit. The non-flexing mild rocker is engineered to reduce heel and central metatarsal pressure which encourages proper posture and is finished off with a lightweight outsole.

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Compression socks have become a staple accessory to a caregiver’s medical uniform. Today, compression socks are a must-have for your medical footwear needs and the options are limitless! You can sport fashion socks, whimsical prints, solid colors, knee-high, wide calf, leg sleeves and more – but, where did compression socks come from? Why did they come about? Are they really necessary? Continue reading below to find out about the history of compression socks.

What Are Compression Socks?

Also known as compression stockings, compression socks are a specially designed garment of clothing that is meant to help prevent or stop the progression of certain vein diseases. The socks are typically worn around ankles, calves, or thighs to help with blood flow and relieve venous pressure. Some of the vein diseases the socks help manage are varicose veins, phlebitis and deep vein thrombosis. In some instances, compression socks can be used to help treat edema.

How Do Compression Socks Work?

The elastic compression garments that are worn around the leg compress the limb to reduce the diameter of distended veins and increases blood flow as well as valve effectiveness. Wearing compression socks helps to decrease venous pressure and alleviates heavy and aching legs.

These socks also help increase circulations and prevent the formation of blood clots. They’re usually tighter at the ankles and become less tight towards the knees and thighs. Since the socks compress surface veins, they can force circulating blood through narrower channels, thus increasing arterial pressure and causing more blood to return to the heart rather than towards the feet.

When Did Compression Socks Come About?

It is said that the origin of compression socks can be traced to ancient Rome and Egypt as many people used a similar leg garment to treat and bind injuries. In the caves of Tassili in Sahara, drawings of soldiers with bandaged lower extremities can be traced back to as early as the Neolithic period (5000-2500 BCE). The Greek physician Hippocrates treated his patients’ leg ulcers with tight bandages, physician Galen used wool and linen compression bandages and physician Oribassius also treated leg ulcers with tight bandages.

Modern compression socks can mostly be traced back to a time before WWII where companies in Europe developed compression stockings to alleviate men and women who suffered from venous problems. In the early 1950s, Americans began to sport compression socks too.

In the 1980s, after studies found compression socks capable of reducing blood lactate volumes, gradient compression socks were invented. It wasn’t until later, during the early 2000s that different levels of compression (8-15 mmHG and 15-20 mmHG) were found to be effective against leg swelling and discomfort.

Today, compression socks come in different styles and gradients. They’ve become a daily part of a caregiver’s uniform and are now available in plenty of fashionable and comfortable options. At Uniform Advantage, we offer a variety of socks and compression to choose from. Our medical socks feature graduated support for extra comfort and reduced swelling. Whether it’s for you or a caregiver in your life, compression socks reap many benefits and are a fantastic way to support yourself while you support others.

Check Out Some Of Our Compression Socks

These compression socks features 10-18 mmHG gradient compression. The fabric content is 95/5 nylon/spandex with a knit style and knee length.

Cutieful Superhero Heart Health Care Heroes Compression Socks – 10-18 mmHg

These compression socks features 10-18 mmHG gradient compression. The fabric content is 95/5 nylon/spandex with a knit style and knee length.

The Think Medical UA exclusive socks showcases fun colors, cute sloths and a dessert favorite! The socks have a 10-14 mmHg gradient compression and a fabric content of 90/8/2 nylon/elastic/spandex.

Think Medical UA Exclusive Sloth Compression Socks – 10 -14 mmHg

These Think Medical UA exclusive socks showcase fun colors, cute sloths and a dessert favorite! The socks have a 10-14 mmHg gradient compression and a fabric content of 90/8/2 nylon/elastic/spandex.

These flamingo compression socks will provide the comfort you seek for those long shifts. The 10-14 mmHg gradient compression promotes better blood flow throughout the lower leg. It's made out of 90/8/2 nylon/elastic/spandex.

Think Medical UA Exclusive Flamingo Compression Socks – 10-14 mmHg

These flamingo compression socks will provide the comfort you seek for those long shifts. The 10-14 mmHg gradient compression promotes better blood flow throughout the lower leg. They are made out of 90/8/2 nylon/elastic/spandex.

Nurse Mates Save the Polar Bears Women’s 12-14 mmHg Compression Socks

The Save the Polar Bears compression socks have a 12-14 mmHg graduated compression, a comfort welt top band, heel and toe pockets. They have a fabric content of 87/13 nylon/spandex.

Show us your look in compression socks by tagging @uniformadvantage & using #adayinscrubs!

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compression_stockings
https://www.palmveincenter.com/education/history-of-compression-stockings
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4081237/

Great nursing scrubs speak for themselves! Uniform Advantage has taken its tried and true classic scrub line, Butter-Soft Stretch and put it to the test. Can Butter-Soft Stretch scrubs withstand 30 washes and still look great and feel great? Yes, after 30+ washes Butter-Soft Stretch passed the test; Butter-Soft Stretch sustained its color and comfort. Wash-after-wash, Butter-Soft Stretch scrubs wash away germs, not durability. Healthcare professionals work hard and need scrubs that work even harder. Made from 55% cotton, 42% polyester and 3% spandex Butter-Soft Stretch scrubs are THE PERFECT BLEND of breathability, stretch and flexibility.

Classic styles are a staple in any healthcare professional’s closet. Adding Butter-Soft Stretch scrubs to your wardrobe is a must. Butter-Soft Stretch scrubs are irresistible with 2-way stretch, fade resistant and easy care wash-n-wear fabric. Check out some of the must-have pieces from the Butter-Soft Stretch collection exclusively at Uniform Advantage.

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UA Butter-Soft STRETCH Scrubs V-Neck Scrub Top
The Butter-Soft Stretch scrubs V-Neck Scrub Top is a classic v-neck top has a front yoke with twill tape for your ID card. For storage, there are 3 pockets, including a single divided pocket. All of the seams are double top stitch detail for added strength. This scrub top was made with easy care wash-n-wear fabric that comes in a variety of fade resistant colors. Made of 2-way stretch. 

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UA Butter-Soft STRETCH Scrubs Women’s Drawstring Pants w/ Back Elastic
Women’s Drawstring Pants w/ Back Elastic from our Butter-Soft Stretch Scrubs collection sit slightly below the waist and have contoured fitting through the hips. Featuring straight legs with side slits and an elastic back, you’ll find better mobility around the office. These cargo scrub pants are equipped with 9 pockets for optimal storage: 2 front pockets with 1 cell phone pocket, 2 side double cargo pockets, and 2 back pockets.

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UA Butter-Soft STRETCH Long Sleeve Snap Front Scrub Jacket
The UA Butter-Soft STRETCH Long Sleeve Snap Front Scrub Jacket features a relaxed classic fit, concealed snap front opening and darts on front and back for a flattering silhouette. It also has a clean “jewel” neck-line and 4″ Rib cuff, which folds for comfort and correct length. Storage options include ID loop at the right shoulder and two roomy pockets. 

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UA Butter-Soft STRETCH Scrubs Active Knit Panel Vest
Look sleek and sporty with the Butter-Soft STRETCH Active Knit Panel Scrub Vest! This scrub vest is a high collar zipper front vest with two knit side panels. It is tailored through the chest for a more flattering, feminine fit. The silver metal zipper teeth with zipper tape provide this vest with a sophisticated look. For storage, you will find 4 pockets: 2 side seam pockets and 2 double entry patch pockets with flap openings and snap closures.

Wear your Butter-Soft Stretch scrubs with style and confidence knowing that your scrubs will look and feel great wash-after-wash. Plus, with over 30 fade resistant colors, Butter-Soft Stretch scrubs are easy to love and add a variety of looks to your scrub wardrobe.

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