This Air-Compression Foot & Leg Massager Will Relieve All Your Aches and Pains

Looking for a foot massager that can take care of your calves and that you can use while lying down as well as sitting up? Then this one is for you.

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January 07, 2021

I've been wanting a foot massager to use while I’m sitting at my desk working. I work from home, and my desk is actually my kitchen table. So, I didn’t want one of those bulky plastic models that I would have to move at the end of the day, and even more difficult, find a place to stash it. When I discovered the compact boot-style foot-and-calf massager from Quinear, it seemed like it would meet all of my needs. In addition to being compact, another big advantage of this model is that you can use it in a reclining position as well as sitting up. I can happily get my feet and legs massaged while lying on the couch watching TV and when I’m working.


This boot-style foot and calf massager with heat is designed to provide relief to achy, tired muscles.

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A word of warning: If you’re looking for a massager that has round balls that knead around your feet to give you a massage, this is not that. Instead, the Quinear boots massage through air compression and heat. It gently inflates providing pressure then deflates providing relief while the heat soothes and relaxes your feet and calves.

The Quinear has three different massage modes, and each mode can be set to three different air-pressure intensities (I found the lowest intensity to be enough for me). Two levels of heat can also be added to any of the modes and intensities. I was worried that using the heat setting while lying on my leather sofa might damage the leather. But no worries, the heat doesn’t radiate to the outer surface of the boots.

Don't let this illustration fool you. When the heat is on, the outer surface of the boot does not get hot.

Don't let this illustration fool you. When the heat is on, the outer surface of the boot does not get hot.

It’s nice that you can switch between modes depending on where you want to feel it most. I found that the "circulation" mode feels best on the middle and sides of your feet, while the ankle was the sweet spot on the "sequence" mode, and the "whole" mode was better for the calf area. If you plan on sharing your Quinear massager, the "multiple" setting is a bonus. Plus, the boots are fastened with Velcro, so they’re adjustable to almost any size of leg and foot. In case you’re grossed out by the idea of sharing this type of device, relax, the lining pops out and is machine washable.

The Quinear is a great option if you’re on your feet all day, are a runner, walk a lot or even if you’re like me and just want a little extra comfort while you’re working. It's designed to help circulation and provide relief to fatigued muscles. The massager runs for just 20 minutes at a time. More often than not, I turned it back on for several 20-minute sessions. The heat along with a massage is a nice luxury when the weather is chilly.

Compared to a lot of combination foot and leg massagers — especially those made of hard plastic — the Quinear is very compact. It weighs less than five pounds and is about the same size as a standard pair of knee-high boots. It comes with its own carrying case so you can easily stash it in the linen closet, and the case is slim enough that you could even tuck it underneath a sofa as I do.

My only grievance with the Quinear is minor: I wish it vibrated in between the compressions or alternated vibrations with compressions just to mix it up a bit. But regardless, I’m going to stay warm and relaxed all winter long with my new foot and calf massager.

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