these compression stockings are amazing if you stand on your feed for 4 or more hours espeically on concrete or other hard surface y0ou HAVE to get some of these. They are a bit hard to get on but well worth the struggle. Rather than have swollen, painful legs by the end of a 4, 6, 8, or 10 hour shift I now have slightly sore but largely 'lets go dancing' feet / legs (i.e. my feet and lower legs don't hurt anymore and I don't want to lay with them elevated for the rest of my life due to it lol). for info sake I work retail right now but have worked medical and about to start nursing school within the year and these may well be my life saver.