I bought these hose because to help prevent varicose veins. Little did I know that after wearing these during my roughly 9-10 hour work day, my legs would feel fantastic! They are a bit hard to get on first thing in the morning, but after that, I had little trouble siding them down (for the bathroom and such). I like the full hose because I have spider veins on my hips too and these hose cover them. I would highly recommend these to old and new nurses alike. Dont wait until you've got the beginnings of venous congestion. I'm not quite 30 and wish I would have doing this 8 years ago whdn I started nursing (and rarely sitting!).