Miracle Copper Socks marketed by Ontel emphatically promises the power of copper will revive your tired feet and legs. They boast these socks have copper infused fibers that will wick away moisture, keeping your feet dry while the graduated compression technology improves circulation and reduces swelling.
Copper and compression is a very hot concept in “As Seen On TV” products: see Copper Fit, Tommie Copper, Copper Wear, Copper Hands, Copper Pajamas, Copper Fit Socks, and even Copper Back. All these products claim when you combine copper and compression, you get something “miraculous.” Is it true? Short answer: No! (Read on for more info.)
The Miracle Copper Socks Pitch
They mince no words with this product – heck, they’re called “Miracle” Copper Socks! They have several testimonials from supposedly real people that feel “invigorated” from these copper infused socks the second they put them on. On top of that an actual Podiatrist, Dr. Mark B. Spal exclaims “Copper releases positive ions to promote health and wellness. I recommend Miracle Copper Socks to help relieve pain and swelling of the foot.”
How Miracle Copper Socks Work:
Miracle Copper Socks are calve-length black socks that come in medium or large that fit men and women. They state there are copper is “infused” at the fiber level but don’t offer any other information about of the other materials; for comparison, Copper Fit elbow pad lists its materials as 82% polyester, 14% spandex, and 4% copper and “other fibers.”
Miracle Copper Socks claim you not only will feel energy and relief from the copper, but its natural antimicrobial properties will reduce foot fungus and smelly feet. They boast the breathable fabric will pull moisture away from the feet and the compression will reduce swelling and increase circulation.
They add you can wear these socks for work, play, travel, or working out and they are machine washable.
Miracle Copper Socks Cost… HOW Much?
At least $20.98 which is broken down as $12.99 for one, plus $6.99 in shipping/handling and a $1 web fee; you may also have to pay tax. They automatically check the “buy one get one” box, so unless you uncheck it, you’ll pay an additional $6.99 in fees and get a second pair “free.”
Miracle Copper Socks are backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee; however, that only covers the initial $12.99 and not any of the shipping or handling you pay.
Bottom Line is Miracle Copper Socks a Scam?
At the risk of repeating ourselves, we’d like to remind people the following facts about copper and compression:
- Copper has been shown to have antimicrobial properties; however, this study was about its use in hospitals as a sterile surface, not woven into clothing.
- There is no evidence wearing copper will release positive ions that will promote health and wellness.
- Compression socks can increase blood flow and can be beneficial for varicose veins and reduce swelling but people with serious circulation issues should consult with a doctor.
- The results are mixed about whether compression wear helps runners or other athletes have better performance.
In other words, the compression will may help with circulation and recovery but the copper has no proven benefits when worn. If you are in the market for some new socks, may we suggest this article about choosing the right pair. If you are seeking compression stockings, it’s best to consult with a physician first.
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