Contest! Win a pair of Nabee Compression Socks! (closed)

This contest is closed.

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know that I recommend compression socks for anyone who takes long flights. (That goes double for pregnant people!) They really do help keep my ankles and feet from swelling, not to mention reducing the threat of DVT. Even though I own several pairs myself, I am always on the lookout for a new pair, as long as it’s CUTE. Before, I’ve only been able to find black, boring, ugly compression socks. Until now!

Introducing Nabee Socks: compression socks for men and women, backed by science, with adorable designs. It is a brand new company, with the founder Brian Park getting funding through Kickstarter. (If you have a minute, check out their Kickstarter video—I love it.) Nabee Socks use graduated compression that improves blood circulation, provides additional leg support, and prevents conditions like Deep Vein Thrombosis. They sent me some socks to review, and here are my thoughts.

First, the four designs are fabulous. I had a hard time choosing my favorite, but finally picked the pink argyle Frou. (Although it was really a toss-up between Frou and the striped Waldough.) While I really liked looking at them, I kind of dreaded putting them on—I have muscular calves, and it is a struggle to get most compression socks on. These, however, were much easier than any pair I’ve ever dealt with before. I was actually able to get them on my feet and all the way up my calves!  A very exciting moment. Once they were on, I certainly felt compressed, but in no way uncomfortable.  I also really like the seaming around the toe—it’s very comfortable and doesn’t irritate. I’ve worn them on several flights now, and the swelling is significantly less than without them. Also, I wore them a couple of times when I had long days with lots of standing, and my feet hurt way less than normal. In addition to being a great product, I really like the philosophy of the company—upbeat, positive, backed by science, with a 100% money-back guarantee. There are four designs available for women, and one design (for now—more are coming!) for men, and they are all $35.

I am super excited to partner with Nabee Socks for a contest! The winner will win one pair of Nabee Socks of their choice. In order to enter, please leave a comment answering the following question: What is the longest flight you have ever taken, and where did you go? The contest starts today and goes until midnight on Monday, May 6, with the winner picked randomly. As always, only one entry per person.

My answer to this question is easy: the longest flight I’ve ever been on is definitely the one from DFW to Tokyo—14 hours total. It’s just one of three flights that get me from home to Manila for a total travel time of 25 hours. Of course, I’m lucky because every time I’ve taken that flight I’ve been upgraded. The flight that seemed the longest (even though it wasn’t) was the time I flew the reverse, from Tokyo to DFW, an 11 hour flight that I spent in coach.

Good luck!!


  1. My longest flight(s) was an awards flight that had two overnight layover stays before I got home. Total flight time was >16 hours.

  2. CLT->MSP->NRT->Taipei, Taiwan to teach a class at Tamkang University. As I recall (and I try not to!), it was about 18 hours, all in.

  3. MEL to LAX on an A380 in economy in a middle seat (next to my husband)… 16hrs 22 minutes. HOLY CRAP was that unpleasant ~ but the trip was awesome so it was worth a little pain.

    I have been thinking about trying compression socks – I get restless leg syndrome and have been concerned that it might make it worse but should probably try.

  4. Hmmm – I haven’t taken many long, direct flights. Probably MSP -> KEF.

  5. Although we have had longer international flights, the flight that felt the longest was our first with our one year old daughter. It was DAL to PDX on Southwest, but there were multiple stops without any plane changes (aka: one very restless baby with a mom and dad that were getting hungry after nothing but peanuts and ritz). Next long flight will include a plane change just so she can walk around for a little bit.

  6. Longest flight was 14 hours from JFK to ICN, but the longest trip was from ICN-BKK-NBO-TNR, which ended taking about 40 hours because of delays!

  7. JFK-HKG 15 hours of bliss in Cathay Pacific first! And next month I’ll top that with an 18 hour JNB-IAD in South African Airways business. Time to get me some Nabee socks!

  8. Just LAX to HNL (5+ hours), but that was after a 3 hour layover of doing DCA to LAX (4+ hours), so it seemed a lot longer. Actually it seemed longer on the way back.

  9. Longest flight was LAX to SYD, 16 hours crammed into economy on the Qantas A380. The next flight to Perth was only another 5 hours, but felt even longer thanks to the jet lag.

  10. JFK-HKG on Cathay Pacific. The personal TV with the huge collection of movies and shows is a lifesaver.

  11. Those are so cute! Also, I’m pregnant and heading to Ireland next month…

    Longest flight: either San Francisco to Auckland or San Francisco to Incheon. Longest total trip: Phuket – BKK – Narita – ORD – BWI. 40 hours! Ooof.

  12. Longest flight was SJC to DTW on a red eye.
    Will never fly a red eye again unless I’m on a plane with beds.

  13. LAX-SYD on the Qantas A380 in Economy was really nice. I don’t know why some are complaining. Have some MRs coming up this month for my “Maycation” and these would really help!

  14. Longest flight of a long trip was IAH-DOH 14 hrs. 35 min. The whole trip was SFO-IAH-DOH-RGN

  15. YYZ – DEL on Air Canada … probably the worst flight ever due to service

  16. Longest flight was to Sydney! I went to visit family and revisit our old home.

  17. PDX to TLV – it usually takes me 27 hours, door to door. Depending on where I change, the longest leg can be 13 hours.

  18. LAX-SDY for about 15 hrs. But the longest travel day was hkg-nrt-sfo-den-mso for about 30 hrs in economy 🙂

  19. Somewhere north of 11 hours, from Rio to NY, back in the 80’s. I was a kid traveling with my parents back then. In coach. It felt like days. Now I travel east-to-west coast and east coast-to-Europe and I still can’t get that Rio flight out of my mind.

  20. compression socks are a huge help when flying after running a marathon! I love the polka dot ones, but the big stripes are cool too. the longest flight I’ve taken was DFW-Beijing in 1999 with my sister to meet and bring home her wonderful daughter!

  21. Longest flight: Minneapolis to Puerto Vallarta, only about 4 hrs.

    I also own the Frous and run in them all the time. Would love to win the Waldoughs though!

  22. Sfo-Hnl 5 hrs. But, i hope that i’ll get the opportunity to do SFO-LHR next year

  23. I love these socks! I think the longest for me was TPA to LHR – short, but with a 4 hyear old so it felt much longer. 🙂

  24. BKK-LAX. Was scheduled at 16+ hours, but a tail wind(or something)helped it be more like 15+. Lots of time spent calculating how much more flight time remained.

  25. BHM-MIA-EZE (Buenos Aires) with the MIA to EZE being ~9hours. I do think the return trip back EZE-DFW-BHM was longer on the 1st leg but everything feels miserable when you’re coming back from vacation!

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