Who will benefit from wearing FALKE Achilles socks?

FALKE Achilles socks were specially designed for people who have problems with their Achilles tendon. Those who are often affected by Achilles tendon complaints are athletes such as

  • runners
  • triathletes
  • soccer players
  • tennis players

But non-athletes can also have problems with their Achilles tendon, particularly

  • people who are overweight
  • diabetics and
  • women who frequently wear high heels.

How do FALKE Achilles socks work?

The secret behind FALKE Achilles socks is their invisible compression zones in the ankle region and silicone pyramids that adapt to the contours of the calf on both sides of the Achilles tendon. Thanks to this compression, swelling is reduced. The ankle is stabilized, preventing twists or sprains. The 3D pyramids on the socks softly massage the tissue as you move. This boosts circulation and relieves pain. These impulses help the tendon to gradually become healthier, more elastic and more efficient.


Insight into the FALKE Achilles sock: innovative massage effect – optimum fit – protection from twists and sprains

  • Innovative massage effect: 3D silicone pyramids adapt to the contours of your leg, massaging the tissue on both sides of the Achilles tendon
  • The 3D silicone pyramids start just above the top of your shoe
  • Compression zones for greater stability in the ankle region
  • Targeted cushioning to protect your joints


FALKE Achilles socks can be worn in any flat sports shoes

When should I wear FALKE Achilles socks?

For prevention: if you have/had Achilles tendon complaints before or know that the circulation in your legs is not very good, together with appropriate strength exercises, FALKE Achilles socks will actively support your circulation with light massage as you do sport.


As complementary therapy: when problems arise, your doctor or physiotherapist will recommend appropriate treatment options.

To support them you can:

  • do specific exercises to strengthen the Achilles tendon;
  • strengthen the calf and foot muscles; and
  • wear FALKE Achilles socks when doing sport.


To increase performance: the Achilles tendon transfers the force from the calf muscles to the foot. As the heel lifts, a healthy, elastic Achilles tendon stores up to 30% of the power that can then be used when the foot goes down again.

How often and how long should FALKE Achilles socks be worn?

  • No longer than 3 hours at a time.
  • When you’re on the move.
  • Preferably when doing sport.


Why wear them?

To prevent injury by increasing the elasticity and efficiency of the Achilles tendon. After an injury, the Achilles tendon must be allowed to heal properly with patience and well-dosed measures. Only then will you be able to:

  • run faster and for longer
  • jump higher and
  • do sport again with no pain and with a smile on your face.

FALKE Achilles socks will make sport fun again!


Feedback from athletes who've tried them:

Kathrin K.: ‘The socks are very comfortable to wear and alleviate pain’

Hannes H.: ‘...after several surgeries on my Achilles tendon, the tissue to the left and right of the tendon was relatively tight and scarred. Adhered tissue was loosened by the socks’

Norbert K.: ‘I’ve had fewer problems when running. I get a burning feeling in my Achilles tendon from time to time in my day-to-day activity but not as bad as before’

Christian D.: ‘...comfortable to wear, even on longer runs, and very well fitting’

Yvonne Z.: ‘A very comfortable running sock that I would definitely recommend. As soon as I put them on, I felt itchiness at the points where the pyramids put pressure on the skin, but this did not disturb my running and wore off considerably during my run’

Philipp E.: ‘Right from day one, they felt good on my bad leg. I had the feeling that my circulation had improved.’

Mike K.: ‘...only wore them for running and actually saw an improvement in the Achilles tendon area. However, other measures were also taken (massage, stretching), so I can’t say 100% that the socks alone led to an improvement.’