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That's a really good question. And I don't know the answer. But I would think you want to keep blood from pooling or getting trapped in the lower leg. So tightness may not matter as much as over all fit, so that he is getting a consistent level of support around the leg, without too much tightness at the top of the sock. Like buying shoes, he may just have to keep trying on different ones until he finds the brand and size that gives him the right fit. Chances are if it feels good and there are no red marks (or white marks that do not return to normal skin colour), the socks are doing what they are supposed to do. A doctor or nurse is probably the best one to ask.