Knee-highs have been worn equally by ladies, gentlemen and children. Usually knee-highs are remembered as warming and usually slipping article. But actually there are great demands on knee highs. The band is supposed to hold the socks at the upper end of the calf. This is reached with in-knitted Elastane.
The particularly flexible fibers give an especially elasticity. On the other hand the band can not be to close. Otherwise pressure marks develop and the wearing feeling is extremely unpleasant. Safe indications of too close, constricting socks or knee-highs are marks on the skin, which appear after taking off the knee-highs or socks. The correct fit is particularly important with supporting knee-highs.
This special form of knee-highs are knitted from the ankle in such a way that the connective tissue is supported and so is the blood circulation. Especially with this kind it is important that they do not cut in.