Okay, that is out of the way.
Yes, you want me to try a pair of 'pretty' compression socks. Um, yeah, okay. There was the option of sleeves or socks. I have both and I actually prefer the socks, so that was my choice. I also got to pick a color. The color options are Teal, Azure Blue, Hibiscus Pink and Violet. I know, if you know me I am a pink girl...but I chose the violet this time. Violet with butterflies, very girly, I love it!
I wore my compression socks on the treadmill and out on the road to test the active portion. I liked the way they felt, they were tight but not horribly so. I felt that there was enough pressure to keep my calves feeling supported. (Full disclosure: I ran four (4) miles on the treadmill and five (5) miles outside)
My calves are huge at 16.5. I received a M/L. The fit great.
They washed nicely. I washed in my washer and then hung dry.
I have also worn them once for recovery. I thought they did a great job with recovery, too.
If you have never tried compression sock/sleeves. I highly recommend that you do so. I believe that they help with my run and I also believe that help with recovery, especially for long distance.
Some of the benefits of compression are:
- True Graduated Compression
- Enhanced energy and stamina thru improved blood circulation
- Prevention of injury by stabilizing the muscles and joints
- Faster Regeneration due to lactate reduction
If you haven't tried compression socks...now is your chance. SL3S is offering readers 40% off if you use the code MRTT40.
and if you want a chance to win a pair of compression sock for yourself, go here.