Thin Skin Protection Socks / Leg Protectors


Price per pair (subject to 20% VAT if within the EU). If you are registered disabled, you may declare VAT exemption at the Checkout.

If you have any pre-sales or after sales questions, please feel free to call us on 01752 265416.

“Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer”

The patented DERMATUff socks or leg protectors offer protection against skin tears, skin flaps and cuts. They are made from impact resistant yarns purpose spun from a hard aramid, Kevlar® by DuPont,  together with Nylon and a specialist weaving system. The weaving system utilises the purpose spun yarn to create a flat woven base with the yarn also ‘looped’ through it producing a mesh of loops on the inside of the stocking and a flat, slightly ribbed surface on the outside.

Using Sleeves as Leg Protectors

Some people prefer not to have feet on their leg protectors. In this case you can wear the Sleeves on your legs. Click here to view the separate size table and for more information about using sleeves as leg protectors.


Please scroll down the page to view the full sizing information.


UK Shipping – £3.50.
Overseas Airmail – £7.50.



Please note that ‘Socks’ & ‘Leg Protectors’ are different names for the same product, not two separate products.

The looping creates a cushioning and impact resistant effect and the purpose spun yarn further impact, cut, tear and abrasion resistance. The combination of the materials and construction work in a similar manner to body armour.

The socks do not contain any ‘compression’ as required by patients with Oedema, Lymphoedema or Vascular problems. However the elasticated nylon creates stretchiness so that the socks will fit a wide range of leg diameters within each size without applying excess pressure and the top band is soft so that the pressure is less and therefore is not restrictive. The stockings are shaped in order to fit the leg as well as possible.

The feet of the socks are made from ‘stretchy’ cotton and will fit any size of foot. Three different sizes are available; Small, Medium, Medium-Wide and Large.

The socks are designed for multiple usages with washing between each usage. Above 180 washings the socks may begin to loose their efficacy. This would equate to one year’s use if just two pairs are used and washed after each day’s usage.

CE marked and registered with the MHRA as a Medical Device Class I.

Size Selection

  • Select the obvious sock size based on your normal shoe size.
  • Measure the circumference in centimetres of your leg just above your ankle bone.
  • If this suggests a different sock size then consider a larger or smaller size.
  • Consider whether your ankle and calf dimensions are of normal proportions to each other.
  • If your calf size is wider than normal decide on a larger sock size.
  • If your calf size is narrower than normal decide on a smaller sock size.

Sock Size

Ankle  Circumference


Shoe Size


Shoe Size


Shoe Size


27 cm to 33 cm

9 to 11

10 to 12

43 to 46


24 cm to 27 cm

6 to 8.5

7 to 9

39 to 42


20 cm to 24 cm

6 to 8.5

7 to 9

39 to 42


17 cm to 20 cm

3 to 5.5

4 to 6

35 to 38

If you have a vascular condition and you feel that your Thin Skin Protection Socks may be too tight just below the knee then seek medical opinion.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions section.

For much more information and to find answers to your questions, visit our FAQs section before obtaining your stockings.

If you are resident in Australia or New Zealand then we would like to refer you to: Dermatuff Australia.

If you wanted DERMATUff Thin Skin Protection Sleeves (Arm Protectors) please click here.

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Additional information


Large, Medium, Medium-Wide, Small


Black, Oatmeal