The 5 Best Sock Aid Kits
Sock aids are adaptive dressing equipment designed to help you pull on socks or stockings if your mobility is temporarily or permanently disabled (Source).
An added benefit is that it helps disabled or elderly individuals retain their independence.
They are essentially 'foot chutes' that your sock slides over, allowing you to insert your foot inside, then pulling the handle straps to pull the sock on and the sock aid itself off as it travels up your ankle (Source).
You might also want to purchase a dressing stick to help remove socks since most of these sock aids are good at putting the sock on, but don't help taking them off.
Most of these sock aids follow a familiar format- a sock chute with rope pulleys- though the Wright Stuff Sock Aid Kit is actually a floor-mounted option that can also help you take your sock off.
Check out a video demonstration of our top pick, the Eva Medical sock aid, below to see how it works.
Buyers say that the Eva Medical sock kit works with a variety of differently sized feet, with one arthritis sufferer who weighs over 320 pounds with an 11-inch foot telling us that it is plenty wide for him. There have been some complaints that it doesn't work so well if your foot is over a size 12, however.
Another reviewer described care-taking an elderly relative who had recently had hip surgery. They tell us that this senior citizen was quite happy to receive this dressing aid because it enabled her to do more for herself rather than bother family members- something she was somewhat ashamed to do.
In some cases, if the user lacks upper body strength, it can be difficult pulling the sock on, especially if they are thick, compression socks.