Compression socks are amazing and really do wonders for comfort. I am far from old but love using them. When doing a 12 hour clinical shift which entails mostly standing, I always put compression socks on. I am amazed at how good my feet and legs feel. Personally, I prefer 20-30mm/Hg compression over this 12-18mm/Hg, but this one on sale should be sufficient for a majority of individuals.