Reviews & Testimonials


"Lily Trotters makes beautiful designer socks. Their colorful, durable, and they help your legs." Read More.



"In today’s post I’m sharing the cutest way to recover from your workouts at home and why this item is so important! Oh, and it only takes 30 seconds to do (#heckYASSS)." Read More
"The many benefits of compression socks were enough to make me give them a try, and Lily Trotters provides a variety of styles that are cute and stylish. They are a fun addition to my activewear!" Read More
"Well, thank goodness someone came up with a sexy designer fashionable pair of athletic compression socks. Of course they aren’t just for traveling. Some people have to wear them all the time while working, walking, pregnant and even sitting. But when they are fashionable and come in a multitude of colors, then you don’t mind. (at least I don’t!)" Read More
"Lily Trotters are designed thin so they can pair easily with running shoes or boots, and despite their snug squeeze, they are easy to get on and off and can be worn comfortably for hours on end." Read More
"They may be just what you need to slip into for recovery after exercise or during pregnancy or air travel when it’s most important to keep blood circulating in the lower legs for vein health and to keep legs feeling refreshed and energized."
"Socks might seem to be a rather pedestrian gift, but not when those stockings are ready for the cat walk. Lily Trotters are fashionable high-performance women’s compression socks that look as good as they work." Read More
"Whether you spend your day sitting on an airplane, at a desk, or running around the city, compression socks are a must-have! Lily Trotters offers high-performance compression socks that are a favorite among runners and fitness fanatics." Read More

"Lily Trotters: Cute and Functional Compression Socks -- I’ve tried them for both running and traveling, and find them comfortable and very cute." Read More

"I decided to wear them later on AFTER a run for recovery purposes and I loved them. They are super comfortable and secure... I’ve also been wearing them at night before bed when my legs are uber tired to keep the circulation going....I will certainly wear them on our next flight or car trip!" Read More
"I put them on and wore them with my sneakers to the grocery store and I wore a pair to do my Zumba. They are awesome!! My legs didn't have that tired feeling at all with these on. I could see how these could be incredible for flying too!" Read More 
 “1. They were very easy to put on, unlike some other compression wear that you have to tug and pull to get on. 2. The colors were really fun, and I loved the polka dot print. 3. They were SOOO comfy, and I actually slept in them last night and woke up with happy legs.”  Read More
“I’ve worn my Lily Trotters on my runs a handful of times and I loved them. My blister-prone feet didn’t blister, and I looked cool! Right now, I have them at work for days after a long run so I can rock the compression at my desk. You better believe I’ll be supporting Susan when her Kickstarter goes live!”  Read More
“They were perfect for my post race recovery after Sunday’s Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. My legs felt as good as new on Monday.  ”Read More
“What I love about Lily Trotter, besides the fact they’re so darn cute, sassy and thin enough for regular shoes, is that you don’t have to fight to get them on or off.  There’s nothing more exhausting than having to try and squeeze your feet into compression socks and then get home from a hard workout and have to fight to get your compression socks off!”  Read More
“I think they may have gotten me through the run. Thank you Lily Trotters!! Lily Trotters are much easier to get on than ProCompression (which I usually wear) but they still give that support that you want when wearing a compression sock. These socks are also thin enough that you can wear them under pants when you’re not even running (which I have done in the past after a half marathon.)”  Read More
“Compared to other compression socks I've tried, they were fairly easy to put on. I found that if I started by putting my foot in and rolling the calf portion up slowly, they went on without a problem. I've washed them with my running gear in the washer and hung them to dry. The socks have maintained their compressive elasticity. They are still as cute as the day they came in the mail.”  Read More
“So I put my new Lily Trotters to the test and…hallelujah! They were significantly easier to put on. Just as advertised, they were also extremely cushiony, comfortable, and stylish and they provided a good amount of compression without being quite as tight as the Pro Compression brand.”  Read More
“They are amazing! Some of the other compression socks I have are very difficult to get on and I almost punch myself in the face doing so! These had just the right amount of compression and are super cute!”  Read More
“Cute AND comfortable new compression socks from Lily Trotters!”  Read More 
“I wore [Lily Trotters] to work the day after the Reston 10 Miler, and I definitely noticed the compression. Plus, my legs felt good during my run the next day.”  Read More
 "First of all, I could actually get them on without hurting myself. Where my other socks feel almost excessively squeezy these felt like they were compressing just right in all the places, even my feet. The material is also thinner and more breathable than what I’m used to.  Read More
"Not only could I run further and faster, but my recovery time was cut in half.  It was also easy to keep up with my Siberian Husky."  Read More
"I loved the polka-dots but the pink ruffles won me over. These were so me! Plus they are so much easier to put on than other compression socks." Read More
"I’ve been wearing the cute polka dot socks for the past week and am loving them! I think I prefer these for actual running since they’re more comfortable and have just the right amount of compression." Read More
"I’ve worn mine after all three of my most recent triathlons and I can honestly say that they’re some of the best compression socks I’ve worn.  They’re comfortable and cute.  I would definitely wear these in public, which is certainly not the case with a lot of compression gear." Read More
"When I came across Lily Trotters, I was impressed and knew I would wear their sassy sporty socks in a heart beat. - I’m on my feet from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm and usually come home with swollen feet.  Guess what…my feet and legs felt awesome and no end of the day swelling. That did it for me- I knew I needed compression socks in my life." Read More
“Not only are they fashionably adorable, THEY FIT MY CALVES. Yes, you read that right, they fit my big ole meaty calves! These bad boys kept my calves compressed and worked like a charm. I would recommend them for any activity from running to traveling to sitting at a desk all day at work.”  Read More
“These compression socks feel a lot nicer on my calves than my current compression socks. I can actually wear these all day at work or after a tough run without it irritating my eczema or sticking out like a sore thumb when I wear shorts in the summer.”  Read More


“It helped that I felt like a badass in my polkadot Lily Trotters socks. Because nothing says badass like polkadots. ;) My legs felt great in the compression socks and I was happy to discover I didn’t feel too hot in them even as I started sweating up a storm”  Read More
“They have graduated compression, but aren't tight enough that they are uncomfortable. They are a lot softer and thinner than other brands which made for a perfect mix of practicality and comfort!”  Read More
“And I am totally in love with them. I particularly like the way the toe area is loose Cushioned heels and reinforced toes with NO compression on the toes allowing for Comfy fit :) I have enjoyed a full day with these fabulous trendy compression socks! Comfy for all around fitness uses and stylish for amazing fashion look. ”
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“I tested these twice before writing my review and both times my experience was the same. I did a 7 and an 8 mile run in them and both times my calves felt great during and after the run. And who doesn’t like to look down as they are running and smile when they see their fun gear? It automatically gives you a little emotional boost–am I right?”
“Active mommas rejoice! Now you can slip on a pair of compression stockings and still look fashionable for your morning run, Cross Fit class, 12-hour shift or your normal go-go-go lifestyle with Lily Trotters!”  Read More
“But I love the Lily Trotters. Where the well-known-brand socks are so tight they actually kind of hurt to wear, Lily Trotters are comfortably supportive. Where the other socks are thick and bulky, Lily Trotters are soft and thin and smooth”  Read More
“My first impression was that they were very soft; they felt much nicer than other compression socks/sleeves I’ve tried. They were also a lot easier to put on. My first run in them was a 5k before work. I was nervous about blisters, because, as I’ve written before, I have VERY blister prone feet. I was also nervous about foot cramps. Thankfully, I didn’t have any issues whatsoever. My shins felt comfortable and supported, the cuffs weren’t so tight that they cut into me (like my PC socks and Zensah sleeves), but they still stayed put, and I didn’t get any blisters. Hallelujah! ”  Read More
“Before I even took them out of the bag, the cute pattern and detailing at the top of the sock caught my eye. The socks felt thick enough to withstand many uses, and I loved the cushioned heel and tight squeeze. ”  
“I did a 6 mile run in them and it felt like my legs were light as a feather, not only that, but they came at the perfect time! Since I started running again after taking some time off after my half-marathon, I have literally been waking up with horrible calf cramps! One night I even screamed out loud in pain in the middle of the night. It was horrible. So it was really nice to receive these, and I feel like they helped my crampy calf’s heal faster. They feel like a hug around my legs.”  Read More

“The socks are amazing! Wore them for my 9-5:30 shift and felt energized all day. The staff at work love the way they look. Definitely feel there is a major market for them, from the super runner crowd to the retail group, to anyone who is on their feet a lot. Customers also expressed a strong interest in something fashionable looking for the men. Fun socks that make me feel energized!” 

 - Leanne Tirpak

“I am an RN and work long shifts. After hours of walking around on hard floors, my legs and feet ache. When I wore the Lilly Trotters my legs and feet felt much better by the end of my shift. They improved the circulation in my legs, and my feet were less puffy! They felt great! I also liked their thickness, or thinness rather, as some compression socks make me hot after running around. I took them for a spin through the park on an eight mile run, and was glad I did. My feet and legs felt great during my run! I would recommend Lilly Trotters to nursing, athletes, and anyone who spends many hours of their feet!” 

- Meg Geraci Houser RN 

“As a Crossfitter, I'm always looking for extra shin protection. Rope climbs, deadlifts and box jumps can all result in cuts and scrapes and regular knee-high socks often don't fit well or feel secure in training shoes. Lily Trotters fit me perfectly, provide good coverage for my shins and have the added benefit of being a compression sock, which is always useful when we incorporate running in our WODs. Love the feel of this product and they look great with my work out clothes.”

- Amelia Taylor 

"I love my Lily Trotters!  I sit all day while I work and my feet end up swollen.  The first time I tried my Lily Trotters I had a function to attend where I would be on my feet all evening after a long day of sitting.  I thought I would put them to the test and wear them all day.  The results were terrific-- my feet didn't swell and become uncomfortable in my shoes at all!  After I had such great results I decided to try them on a recent trip overseas.  I put them on in the morning, my flight was scheduled for late afternoon but it was delayed by 5 hours!  This meant that by the time I reached my destination I was over the 24-hour mark.  I ended up not taking them off until I was ready for bed, 30 hours after I put them on!  Again, my feet were comfortable and did not become puffy after the flight and all those hours of travel. 
Thank you Lily Trotters for such a great product!!"
- Lauren W, 51 
Stylist, Salon Owner & International Traveler 
Westminster, MD

"In 2014, I ran a number of fun and exciting events both on and off-road from half marathon to ultra-marathon distances. While my arsenal of race gear changed depending on variables like weather, distance and aid station presence, one thing remained constant...I always wore my Lily Trotters.  In a racing crowd of 40k to a long day on quiet trails, Lily Trotters will get you noticed, often when you need it most. Don't be surprised if you hear "Great socks!" followed by a few words of much needed encouragement as you pass fellow runners and spectators alike.  I love my Lily Trotters and look forward to more polka-dotted adventures in 2015!" 

- Casey S, 33 
Trailblazer, Lily Trotters, Ultramarathoner
San Francisco, CA 

"Lily Trotters are so soft and comfortable, I forgot I was wearing compression socks! The colors and design are fun and unique, a great addition to my running outfit. I wear them for long runs, walk and recovery; they're an essential part of my training. They make me feel stylish while sporty, love the colors and designs! 

- Carolina M, 31 
Advertising, Marathon Runner and Running Coach 
New York City, NY

“As a runner and a Fashion Industry professional I always have two goals when I hit pavement; #1 Have the best run I've ever had & #2 Look as cute as possible while I am running. As I started running longer distances and flying across the country, I noticed shin pain and swelling in my lower legs, ankles, and feet. A friend of mine suggested I wear compression socks. Then another friend who is just as fashion conscious as I am introduced me to Lily Trotters. I was sold the minute she showed them to me! I wore them for the first time and my legs had never felt better during and after my run and they complimented my running attire so well! ” 

- Brittany Brown 

“I thought they were cute. Loved the colors. They felt awesome. They were very comfortable and felt like my legs were being supported with a gentle squeeze. My legs didn't feel heavy or tired- I felt like I had more energy and could workout longer. Great product, can't wait to wear them in my next race.” 

- Kristin O, 45 
Registered Nurse, Triathlete 
Scarborough, ME

 “Whether I am heading out for a long run, or preparing to stand in my kitchen all day, I always reach for the comfort and style of my Lily Trotters compression socks…in addition to looking great, they provide just the right amount of pressure without over-constricting. A must-have for any athlete or woman who is on her feet all day! In addition to looking great, (Lily Trotters) provide just the right amount of pressure without over-constricting. A must-have for any athlete or woman who is on her feet all day!”      

- Sarah J, 43 
Personal Chef, Marathon Runner and DC Running Group Trainer 
Bethesda, MD

"Great compression socks for my run training?  Yes, but it doesn't end there!  As a teacher, I am always on my feet and these socks are a God send on long days. I also wore them recently when flying to Hong Kong and was amazed at how they kept swelling at bay--a problem I've had in the past during long flights. Thanks Lily Trotters--awesome product and super cute to boot!!" 

- Colleen K, 44 
Teacher and Marathon Runner
Washington, DC

 "Lily Trotters are a fashionable way to be comfortable and keep my circulation going.  They are a wonderful addition to the marketplace!"   

- Jodilynne S, 43
Stay-at-home Mother
Pacific Palisades, CA

"My name is Christy and I am a colleague of Kathy. We both work in the Career Development Office of a business school, supporting and coaching MBA and MS students to help them develop meaningful careers. Knowing I am a runner, Kathy gave me a pair of Lily Trotters in early January, ironically, right after I had signed up to run the Charleston half marathon on Jan. 16, 2016. So I decided to give them a try and love them. I have worn compression socks before, but none as comfortable or as stylish as the Lily Trotters!

During the actual race, I sported the Lily Trotters and not only felt warm and protected, but I felt empowered with my stylish socks. I have always been a big fan of wearing gear to look the part, regardless of my performance, but I am proud to say I not only looked the part, I was told I was inspiration to another runner who completed the Charleston half marathon on Jan. 16, 2016. A woman approached me after the finish line and told me she noticed me in my pink shirt and "those socks" and thought I would be her person to beat (or pace with). This is perhaps the most touching moment of my running career to date. She said she saw me ahead of her and decided it would be her goal to catch me. She then said while she didn’t end up catching me, she was inspired to run faster because of me. I was touched. And I believe I was noticed because of my Lily Trotters!"

Christy Murray