I first tried other stockings and they were hot and uncomfortable. They were tight around the ankle and hurt. From the first time I tried on the Juzo brand it was like heaven. No more tightness around the ankle and a lot lighter and cooler. The Juzo stockings stay up where as the other brands were falling down all the time, thus not giving the right compression that I needed. My legs felt better at the end of the day with Juzo .