The 26 Review
- What is OS1st A premium compression bracing and performance sock brand
- Company Pillar Socks with Purpose
- Product Categories Socks and compressions
- Types of Socks Active comfort, bunion, plantar fasciitis, pickleball, diabetic friendly, thin air, and wide fitting
- Types of Compressions Foot, ankle, calf
- Recommended For Individuals that struggle with plantar fasciitis, bunions, diabetes, achilles tendinitis, and circulation issues
- Top Products Plantar fasciitis socks, performance ankle sleeve, bunion socks
Let’s take a closer look…
OS1st was founded in 2008 by Dave Higgins who grew the company into a “Three-generation” operation with his son and grandson. This company was built on the Higgins’ collective years of manufacturing leadership and consulting experience within the medical device and sport industries. Their first product was the FS6 performance foot sleeve, which was patented with compression zone technology to lift and stretch the plantar fascia. In 2018, the plantar fasciitis sock grew into a line of “Socks with Purpose” that targets specific conditions. This line of socks and sleeves have helped customers overcome bunions, achilles tendonitis, diabetic pains, and circulation issues. The OS1st family in present times, extends all over the country with over 2,000 independent retailers and in 22 different countries. Each OS1st product is made with care and top-of-the-line, precision knitting machines that allow for advanced textile engineering. By combining their manufacturing skills and patented technology, OS1st has created multiple lines of socks and compressions that have proven effective for a large majority of customers.
Compression Zone Technology
C-zone technology is a patented, evolutionary approach to socks and performance sleeves. This technology is created with precision knitting machines to seamlessly transition between levels of compression. By utilizing Lycra energize fibers, their compression relates closely to a custom fit orthotic. These fibers are woven with specialized fibers to keep a close-fitting and flexible fit. The use of premium materials allow for their products to feel sleek, thin, and durable yet soft. The selection of micro-fibers aid in moisture management as well.
KZT is an innovative design that provides the benefits of kinesiology taping treatment without the inconvenience of temporary binding. The utilization of hypoallergenic gel stabilizers with high resistance fabrication zones, creates a binding effect in specific areas. This results in specific areas feeling more secure and sturdy without immobilization.
Skin Thin Technology
The Skin Thin Technology is applied to all socks and calf sleeves. This construction provides an unmatched cooling experience for customers. The ultra-thin panels are paired with intentionally positioned lift-bars that aids in maximizing air-flow for a skin cooling sensation.
Types & Styles
Plantar Fasciitis Sock
These plantar fasciitis socks were the first of its kind when OS1st began. These socks aid in strengthening the foot structure, while preventing plantar fasciitis symptoms from continuing. The FS4 plantar fasciitis sock features the compression zone technologies that were designed for proper foot support. Some of the targeted foot conditions recommended for this sock include plantar fasciitis, foot fatigue, and arch/heel pain. This sock offers a multitude of performance features for its customers. Those features include medical grade support, Y-gore heels, extra cushion without bulk, anatomical left/right design, anti-bacterial fabric, and seamless construction.
Performance Foot Sleeve
The FS6 performance foot sleeve has proven incredibly effective at relieving the pain of plantar fasciitis, chronic arch/heel pain, and swelling in the foot. This sleeve utilizes compression zone technology in its construction to provide medical grade orthopedic support to the foot and the achilles tendon. Said compression aids in the improvement of circulation and reduces swelling. In conjunction with the compression technologies, the ultra comfortable moisture wicking foot sleeve has demonstrated it can be worn under socks and inside shoes. The FS6 sleeve can be used for resting, therapy, or overnight providing all day relief from day one. If the sleeves are worn as a pair during running or sports, FS6 functions as a strengthening support. The targeted conditions for this foot sleeve are plantar fasciitis, swollen feet, and arch/heel pain. This sleeve also offers a wide array of performance features including continuous stretch, arch support, overall foot support, stabilization of the achilles tendon and ankle, and improved balance. If you’re considering purchasing this compression foot sleeve be aware that 2 come in a pack.
Recent Customer Review
Plantar Fasciitis Socks
“I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis for a while and have tried many things, the splint sock, a golf ball, ice, rest and was willing to try anything. I truly thought the socks wouldn’t help but would give them a chance. Boy was I wrong. I put them on and got instant relief. They really support your arch and alleviate a lot of my pain. So much so I immediately ordered three more pairs. Job well done. Thank you. One happy customer.”
Performance Foot Sleeve
“They fit true to size. You can feel the support. I have tried others and these provide the best support. My left foot has tendonitis on the top of the foot and on my right foot the pain is high on the heel bone. These help both somewhat when I play tennis.”