I 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)
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.