Juzo Stockings – My Review

By Marc Livingston

Juzo StockingsI finally bought a pair of Juzo stockings a few months ago. If you read my other articles on compression stockings, you know I’m a big fan of Therafirm stockings when it comes to dealing with varicose veins. But I never tried the Juzo brand before, so I decided to put it to the test.

Founded in 1912 in Germany, Juzo is a high end brand of compression stockings. Similar to Therafirm, The Juzo company offer a wide variety of stockings for men and women.

The exact model I ordered was: Juzo Varin Expert Garter Style Open Toe Thigh Highs 20-30 mmHg.

It is a Garter Style compression stockings, meaning that you attach the stockings to a belt around your waist. The belt doesn’t come with the stockings. But it makes sense since you can buy a new pair of stockings after a few months and keep using the same belt.

Why a garter belt? I’m quite an active guy. And the normal thigh highs with the elastic band had trouble staying up on my legs after a few weeks of use. I need a compression stockings that will stay up no matter how much I move during the day. And I thought the garter belt might be the solution.

Looking around online I realized not a lot of brands offer garter style compression stockings. Juzo and Mediven are the only two.  Not knowing the differences between the two, I chose Juzo. (read below to find out what I believe is the main difference between them)

Juzo Stockings Garter Belt

The unisex Garter Belt. The picture shows only two suspenders. In reality, the model comes with three stocking closures per leg.

This Juzo stockings is advertised with the words Highest durability, and for a reason! They are very thick compare to a normal elastic band stockings. During the day, the stockings stay attach to your waist but it also moves down just a little bit. The thick fabric then sags behind your knee, causing discomfort. This is especially true when you are in a sitting position.

Now, the extra thickness is probably required to allow the belt to attach to the stockings without stretching too much. And I do realize that probably not all Juzo stockings are like that. But this model is not the perfect compression stockings I have been looking for. The Therafirm model might be thinner since it contains more spandex. But I haven’t tried it yet.

I think a pantyhose model might be what I’m looking for. I’ll definitively order one pair next time.

If you tried a different Juzo model, please let me know by posting a comment below.

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6 Responses to “Juzo Stockings – My Review”

  1. Mike
    March 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    I have worn Juzo Soft pantyhose for years and find them very comfortable. I wear 30-40 compression and wear them under trousers with out socks. They stay in place, don’t bunch behind the knees and are cooler than I ever imagined in the summer. I think you will like them. They fit me way better than Jobst. I tried thigh high in Sigvaris and they were too short for me and would not stay up.

  2. Judy
    November 15, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    I have worn Juzo compression knee highs for years those wore out so I ordered new. I am very disappointed with the new 40-50 knee highs. The texture of the stocking is different and there is no grip to keep them from rolling down which gets very uncomfortable. I paid 156 dollars for two pair and I hate them.

  3. Elyse
    April 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    I just ordered my first Juzo knee highs so wish me good luck. They do have a silicone band, and the girl on the phone was wearing them, so how bad can they be – she’s seen them all. I’m between sizes on Sigvaris – and anyway they seem to no longer have the ones I wanted to replace.

  4. Mimi
    December 11, 2015 at 11:40 pm #

    I needed compression stockings for use after schelerotherapy. First I was told to order thigh highs which did not work for me at all. Then, I tried pantyhose, and they were much better, but they still had a tendency to move down during the day, to wrinkle behind the knees and to put a bit of pressure on my big toes. Next, I was fitted with Juzo soft panty hose. OMG – they are so much better than I could have imagined. I walked around Disneyland all day without having them move down my legs or wrinkle behind my knees or anywhere. They also slide better under my jeans and didn’t pull on my toes at all. I really feel that the compression is better than with the others, as well. One of the important things for me was that they come in a short length, which is really important for people with short legs. That really helps eliminate the wrinkling.

  5. Anne
    March 9, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    I have just started using compression stockings. Knee high but really I need for the thighs too and would like pantyhose.
    Can one cut off the feet of compression stockings for wearing sandals and going barefoot (which I do a lot). Maybe these stockings will be a protection against ticks…that would be a bonus! (Sweden)

  6. Marianne
    March 29, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    Hi Anne. It is possible to order compression stocking with an open toe. Just make sure the foot size fits. Mine were to big on the foot.

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