I was diagnosed with a DVT at just 21 years old. At that age, I wore what my vascular doctor called "old lady compression socks", just the classic tan knee highs they prescribed me at the hospital. Eventually, one of the nurses told me I'm too young for that look and recommended going on Amazon to search for better colors and patterns. She gave me my prescription size and I found these. I love them. They fit and feel exactly like my ones I got from the hospital, but I look more my age. No matter what your age, these are so much better than the sterile looking ones you get for medical issues.