I have hard to fit, very wide feet and calves, and as a result, cannot wear most compression stockings. These, however, are an exception. They are made from stretchy, sheer fabric, and look and feel more like regular nylon stockings (knee-high or pantyhose type) than compression stockings. My first reaction when taking them out of the package was that they would be much too long for me; however, once gathered up and put on, they fit perfectly because the vertical length was used to take up the horizontal stretch. Because the fabric is thinner than the usual rubberized compression stockings, care needs to be taken when putting them on and taking them off so that holes aren't punched in the fabric with your fingernails. Laundering is easy; I just put them in the washer along with other items washed on a cold temperature and then hang to dry (I would not put them in the dryer). An added plus is the price; purchasing through Walmart saves between 25% and 50% of the price of compression stockings purchased elsewhere. I will be buying at least two more pairs. Five stars, highly recommended.