As much as I’d love to say I’m an old pro at pretty much everything in life, there’s nothing further from the truth. We’re always learning, growing, making mistakes, learning from those mistakes, and moving on from there.
When I first started this Cute Compression Socks gig, there were zero cute options in the 20-30 mmHg performance range. The only “good” option were CEP performance and sport compression socks (which, let’s be honest… they’re amazing performance compression socks. They’re just sports compression socks – and not designed for maximum cuteness and/or fun). Today, there’s a lot more options – and more every day. That’s a testament to the fact that we all really want these socks!
So Cute Compression Sock Sizing is Changing…
Now, because I did design these socks off of the CEP socks (remember? they’re amazing!), the sizing will be a little bit different than anyone’s used to. When I first started out, I took a look at math and statistics. I know… math. Don’t worry – I won’t bore you with too many specifics or statistics.
Statistically speaking, the majority of people are a medium sock. And since, when I was first starting out, I could only afford to order one size (the joys of operating a business with a cash-based income… oh, the joys! But at least there’s no debt!). So, I ordered what was statistically most likely to fit the majority of people: the equivalent of a medium or a CEP II.
So when I got my first design in stock and it started flying off the metaphorical shelves (okay, so I store socks in my basement office. That’s where there’s room and I can keep the door closed so the kids won’t play with them), I was amazed. And then I realized… one size alone wasn’t going to cut it any more.
Why? Because many more people than I anticipated want cute compression socks. And these other, amazing, and wonderful people don’t fit into that majority of people who fit a size “medium”. They fit other sizes – and that’s just fine. But it means that I’m going to need to get more sizes. And soon!
Translation: our “one-size-fits-most” is a MEDIUM
So while I’m navigating the difficult waters of financing more sock sizes, I thought I’d go ahead and get things transitioned over so that people know what size our current socks are. They’re a size MEDIUM. And, here’s the sizing chart for our current sock stock.
Was it naive of me to hope that my “one-size-fits-most” sock size designation would work? Yes – but I didn’t know that when I started. I was relying on theories and statistics – but now I’ve got real-live-real-people data to work with. So I hope you’ll forgive me for my naivete – but now I know better and I’m making progress. Cute Compression Socks is making progress.
And one day, you’ll be able to see the smalls and larges in stock. I’m hoping it’s one day soon.