Review: ITEM m6 men’s compression socks


May 5, 2015

ITEM m6 is the fashion brand of medi, a high-tech manufacturer in Germany with over 60 years experience in producing state-of the-art legwear. The brand is positioned as a luxury maker of high quality men’s socks as well as women’s leggings, tights, socks and shapewear.

All their products feature a unique compression technology that is meant to stimulate blood circulation and improve the flow of oxygen throughout the body. Those interested in sports may be familiar with the concept as compression socks are worn by some during and after exercise to increase lymphatic drainage; compression legwear is also great for speeding up injury recovery times and some manufacturers claim it will reduce the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis. Nevertheless, the ITEM m6 products are designed more for the office than the gym. They aim to help improve your circulation on a daily basis and increase comfort. So let’s take a look at a pair…

I personally tested the knee-high riff socks for men and I was very impressed.

ITEM m6 - men's knee high compression socks

While priced at the higher end of the market (at £32.50) compared to sports compression socks (£12-£25) they do indeed feel premium. Upon touch the socks feel more like a high quality tie than a sock, which is saying a lot.

After wearing them consistently I can confirm that they really do make your legs feel lighter and that they are incredibly comfortable to wear. If you’re sitting down at a desk for 8 hours at day or more I can’t recommend these enough – while I can’t personally test the claims with accuracy, compression wear is a well researched and understood concept and a quick Google search will provide a wealth of information.

The benefit of the ITEM m6 socks is that they are made for smart and formal wear so they will look great at the office or at the gala while also being just as effective in the gym.

In short, if you’re looking for compression socks to use for sports then go for the cheaper alternatives, however, if you’d like something to use every day then m6 socks are a good choice.


  • Size: S to L+
  • Materials: 78% Polyamide, 22% Elastane
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany

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