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2014

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2017

2019

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Compression Sock, Going Bare Black, 2014

This is a Compression Sock. It was designed by Ben Grynol. It is dated 2014. Its medium is nylon, spandex.

Compression socks increase blood circulation in the legs and minimize swelling that results from prolonged sedentariness. Until recently, they were sold mainly in pharmacies, made of cotton and nylon, in shades of tan and black. Contemporary designs are both functional and fashionable, employing compression technology and new fibers that mold to the body and are meant to be shown off, rather than concealed.

It is credited Gift of Top & Derby Limited.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 44.5 × 11.4 cm (17 1/2 × 4 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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