Yes, they are compression 'lite'
I bought the flight compression standard socks and these. Both are great. This one is different because while it still has a bit extra heel and toe padding, it does not have the zone sections for the foot or the arch support section. Compression itself is lighter or less, going along with it being a thinner sock. Both are great, just good to know the difference because I'll choose the best time to wear each. This one I'd recommend if you have a tighter fitting shoe (sock padding is a bit thick on the standard pair) and thinner leg part of the sock is less bulky on these which you may like depending on what you are wearing. As a female, I believe these will fit in my dress shoes better.
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