What's in the name Afton?
Our name comes from a poem about a gently flowing river called Afton,
which is how we want your legs to feel when you wear our garments.
Over 30 years of serious compression experience
Afton is a family company and have been involved with compression for over 30 years.
It started out when our dad, a doctor in Southern California, gave compression stockings to patients after leg surgery to help the healing process. We've seen and heard about every benefit and drag about them, so we decided to make our own.
My name's David, and I'm a Co-Founder of Afton. I was born and raised in Southern California. As a child, I would put band aids on my dad's patients and have seen firsthand the difference compression can make. Through the family practice, I have been around compression my entire life and have heard just about every praise and critique about them.
I work full time, commute/travel often, and exercise at least a few times a week. There simply wasn’t a pair of socks available that fit our active, fun, and healthy lifestyles, so we decided to make our own.
Our product philosophy
When developing the products jointly, there were a few key principles that we had to nail:
1: The products had to provide genuine health benefits and functionality based on science.
2: The products had to be high quality in manufacture and materials, with tasteful and fun designs.
3: The products had to be made in an ethical and clean way.
We have developed a line that we feel comfortable and proud to bring to you that satisfies all three conditions without compromise. Our biggest hope is that you live a happy, healthy, active lifestyle and never have to worry about getting leg disease. And while compression socks are only a part of your path of wellness, we feel privileged to help you on that journey.
What our products offer
Our socks deliver the full range of benefits: exceptional functionality tailored to your needs with outstanding designs you can wear in a variety of occasions. In our socks, we hope that you will look and feel spectacular, today and in the long term.
Trust Afton to care for your legs so you can focus on the more pressing matters of your day.