Foot Angel is a type of open-toed compression sock the manufacturers promise will improve circulation and reduce swelling, as well as combat symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis. They add Foot Angel is thin, comfortable, and made from breathable fabric that will keep you cool and provide relief all day.
But is Foot Angel really a sock sent from Heaven that will help with your heel pain? Sit down, relax, and let’s take a closer look at its claims.
The Foot Angel Pitch
Foot Angel is targeted primarily at older people who are having swelling or pain in their feet; they are especially focusing on people who may have Plantar Fasciitis, a sharp pain in the heel that affects people 40-60. They add a testimonial from a Dr. Larry Schuster DPM, who says he recommends Foot Angel because it supports the return of blood from the heart and helps with his patients’ heel and ankle pain. The sock itself is shaped to look like a foot bandage wrap, which may psychologically add to its soothing appeal.
How Foot Angel Works
Foot Angel is a compression sock, made of from an unknown material; it has open toes and a white heel; they add it comes in black or white. It looks like a wrap or a cast you might get in a doctor’s office.
They tout Foot Angel’s “Heavenly 7 Zone Design” that targets compression to the ball, arch plantar, fascia, heel, and ankle (hey, that’s only 5 Zones!) with 3 levels of intensity (gentle, moderate, firm). They promise this combination of pressures will stimulate circulation and reduce swelling.
Foot Angel claims it is unisex and omni-foot as well as machine washable. They caution against using Foot Angel if you are diabetic, have poor circulation, or open wounds on your feet.
Foot Angel Costs… WHAT??
$19.98 for one pair (listed as $12.99 plus $6.99 shipping/handling). If you would like their “double offer,” add another $6.99 in shipping at checkout for another pair.
Foot Angel has a 30-day money-back guarantee, minus any shipping fees.
Bottom Line: Is Foot Angel a Scam?
Foot Angel may indeed be a tight-fitting sock you put on your feet, but we feel we should point out:
- There is no information about who makes or sells Foot Angel.
- There is no information about the material Foot Angel is made from.
- Compression stockings are usually prescribed by a doctor to help prevent blood clots in the legs after surgery.
- There is no evidence compression helps with Plantar Fasciitis.
- If you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, the Mayo Clinic recommends stretching and ice (other remedies here).
- Compression does help reduce swelling in the feet as well as increase blood flow but if they are too tight it can cause circulation problems.
- If you are having persistent foot or ankle pain, it may be best to see your doctor.
We hope this provides some insight into Foot Angel. Let us know what you think below!