Introducing Tootsies® Maternity Compression Socks

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Los Angeles, CA - Feb 11, 2016 - ​​Expectant moms who need compression socks to stave off pain, discomfort and swelling issues are no longer relegated to using drab and unflattering clinical medical stockings. Introducing Tootsies Maternity Compression Socks – the high quality, high fashion maternity compression socks that help pregnant women feel relief without sacrificing their sense of style.

Tootsies is the brainchild of 5-time Olympian and Stanford University graduate Jacqueline Edwards, a world-class track and field long jump champion who was born in Jamaica. As an athlete, Jackie wore compression socks to help with recovery, blood circulation, muscle soreness and muscle tone. As a result, she was uniquely aware of their many benefits and actually cites compression socks as one of the key reasons she was able to have such longevity in her athletic career. 

“I was keenly aware of the benefits that compression socks offered when I was competing at the highest levels in track and field. Compression socks helped me recover faster and also helped me better manage muscle soreness and swelling. I knew there had to be a better way to not only get the health benefits of compression socks but also look good at the same time.”

Jacqueline, Edwards

“I was keenly aware of the benefits that compression socks offered when I was competing at the highest levels in track and field,” Edwards said. “Compression socks helped me recover faster and also helped me better manage muscle soreness and swelling. I knew there had to be a better way to not only get the health benefits of compression socks but also look good at the same time.”

One day while in conversation with a pregnant friend whose feet were swollen and aching, she recommended compression socks as a means of resolving her discomfort. Upon receiving feedback regarding the immediate impact and relief her friend experienced, Jackie began researching to confirm compression socks were doctor recommended for pregnancy, and to find out what other options were available for expectant mothers. After finding nothing but “drab, white or tan, and frankly frumpy looking,” hosiery, she realized there was a space in the market for a fun and fashionable maternity branded compression sock. That was when the idea for the Tootsies brand was born. 

After more than five years of testing and development, Tootsies Maternity Compression Socks became a reality. Tootsies are high-quality foot/leg wear apparel made from a scientific blend of high-performance nylon and spandex materials designed to offer “graduated compression” to increase blood circulation, from the feet upwards towards the heart. Tootsies reduce swelling, alleviate fatigue and soreness, prevent & reduce varicose and spider veins, improve blood circulation, and support muscle stability and recovery times. 

Currently offered in six knee high styles, four ankle styles, and one sleeve, Tootsies compression socks come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. There are no other fun and fashionable compression socks on the market branded specifically for pregnant women.

“As a world-class athlete, Jackie had the experience and the vision to put two great concepts together to meet a relevant need,” said Ross Flowers, Ph.D. and founding co-partner of Tootsies Maternity Compression Socks. “The relevant need was developing an effective, fashionable and cost-effective compression sock for pregnant women, which is exactly what we did. After years of testing, we settled on a blend of 92% nylon and 8% spandex that delivers the best fit, comfort, moisture control and durability. Equally important, our designers have created a wide range of styles and colors in both our ankle and knee high lines.”

Tootsies are available online at www.tootsiesbrand.com.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos of Tootsies Maternity Compression Socks and Tootsies founders can be found online at: http://tinyurl.com/jsh9zsu

ABOUT TOOTSIES MATERNITY COMPRESSION SOCKS

Tootsies Maternity Compression Socks manufactures high quality compression socks designed to alleviate the discomfort of swollen legs and feet and all the associated side effects that women experience during and after pregnancy. Tootsies products are designed and manufactured in the USA and come in a wide range of colors in ankle, sleeve and knee high styles. Tootsies is a Black-owned company and is based in Los Angeles, CA. The company was founded by 5-time Olympian and Stanford University graduate Jackie Edwards and Ross Flowers, Ph.D., UCLA graduate. For more information or to order Tootsies, go to: www.tootsiesbrand.com

CONTACT

Bob Schiers (856.905.7851) or bschiers@usprnetwork.com

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