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Miracle Copper Socks Review: Dec. 2014 Update

Miracle Copper Socks Review: Dec. 2014 Update

Miracle Copper Compression socks are advertised as a solution to tired feet and legs with the “miracle of copper.” Today we look at the product and seek user reviews.

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About Miracle Copper Socks

Miracle Copper Compression Socks are advertised as a way to use the “power of copper” in order to help circulation, reduce swelling, and relieve aches and pains. They are created with “copper infused fibers” which are said to be anti-microbial, which supposedly eliminates foot odors. This product appears to be a “copper” version of “Miracle Socks” by the same company, which has been on the market for several years.

The official website is miraclecopper.com, which was registered in January 2014 to Ontel Products. This company has also promoted such As Seen on TV products as Potato Express, SpeedOut, and the original Miracle Socks.

Miracle Copper Socks are sold in two sizes: S/M, which is the equivalent to men’s size 5-10 or women’s size 6-10. The L/XL size is equivalent to a men’s size 10-12 or a women’s size 10-13.

Miracle Copper Socks are marketed similarly to how Tommie Copper compression wear was advertised a few years ago when Montel Williams was the spokesman – that of a pain relief product. Tommie Copper is now marketed primarily as athletic wear, perhaps giving Miracle Copper socks less competition in this niche. The product is often listed as “Anti-Fatigue Compression Socks.”

How much do Miracle Copper Socks cost?

Online: Miracle Copper Compression Socks are sold online for $12.99 plus $6.99 shipping. They offer another pair for an additional $6.99 shipping. Keep in mind that shipping is non-refundable, should you decide to return the product. An unexplained “web service fee” of $1 is also added to each order. When ordering online, each pair of Miracle Copper socks comes with a tube of “Miracle Foot Pain Relief Cream.”

In stores: As of November 2014, you can now find Miracle Copper Socks in stores such as Walgreens and Bed Bath and Beyond for about $13.

Television Commercial

Below is a television commercial for Miracle Copper socks, which has been airing in 2014.

Observations

Miracle Copper socks are advertised very similarly to the original Miracle Socks. Even the television commercial above borrows portions of the original Miracle Socks advertisement. The original Miracle Socks are less expensive, can readily be found in stores, and have relatively positive online reviews. It is not clear if the addition of copper to Miracle Socks provides a noticeable improvement over the original.

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As with the original Miracle Socks, the copper variety includes graduated compression, which means the tightness slowly increases from the ankle upward. This is said to help boost circulation and reduce swelling and aches.

A few years ago, copper bracelets were advertised heavily on television as a way to improve overall health, despite little evidence that wearing copper brings any proven health benefits. This double-blind study in 2013, for example, found that “Wearing a magnetic wrist strap or a copper bracelet did not appear to have any meaningful therapeutic effect, beyond that of a placebo, for alleviating symptoms and combating disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis.”

What we see in the advertising for Miracle Copper Socks is a combination of proven technology (compression wear) with unproven technology (copper clothing). Because the addition of copper to Miracle Socks is an unproven technology, it is unclear if there is a discernible difference between Miracle Socks and Miracle Copper Socks.

History

The Google Trends chart shows interest in Miracle Copper Socks throughout 2014, which began in early August and has been steady ever since.

Bottom Line

Because there is little science to prove the health benefits of wearing copper, the benefits of Miracle Copper Socks do not appear stark over that of regular compression socks. Now that Miracle Copper Socks are available in stores, we recommend purchasing locally to avoid unnecessary shipping delays and charges.

Your Miracle Copper Reviews

Have you tried Miracle Copper Compression Socks? Give us your reviews in the comments below.

Updated December 27, 2014
Originally published in June 2014

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