How To Wash Compression Socks In Your Washing Machine
So you want to know how to wash compression socks. It is not as hard as it seems. If you follow the steps properly you should have no problem. The sock is not made to absorb water like your normal socks are, it is designed to absorb movement and heat.
Steps to take to wash the socks: Step One: Fill a large bucket or sink with cool (but not cold) water. Never add very cold water to the sock it will damage the plastic elasticity of both the compression socks and the leg. Step Two: Add about a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol to a small tub or sink. Let the solution sit for at least five minutes and then rinse out with cool water.
The steps above are how to wash compression socks in your washing machine. You want to make sure to use cool water and a gentle detergent to avoid damaging the material of the socks. When you get to the sink, pour about two cups of rubbing alcohol onto the socks and then carefully wring them up into a ball and place in the washer. Next, load your washing machine and run as normal, after checking that the socks are fully inserted into the dryer.