I have been dabbling with calve compression sleeves for the past few years while running marathons and ultramarathons. I am not sure that I have empirical data, but since I started using the calve sleeves, I have had better muscle recovery and no calve cramping while racing. The only challenge was that I needed to wear a compression sleeve and running socks. Injinji has come out with a compression sock that I hope can do both. I will be reviewing the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the next few months. Read on for my initial thoughts.
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Another month has gone by and this is my final update on the CEP Women’s Dynamic + Short Compression Socks.
Over the past month the CEP Women’s Dynamic + Short Compression Socks have been worn about four days a week. I have been wearing them to work (which I am on my feet most of the day), on the bike, and equally alternating between the two color combinations (they are the same exact socks).
Check out the CEP Women’s Dynamic + Short Compression Socks. They are high quality, fit great, and are comfortable.
Review by Susie; Product provided for review by Smartwool
I started running at the beginning of the year when one of my girlfriends urge(urged) me to sign up for a 5K race series. Every week I was intrigued by everyone wearing compression socks and sleeves. Smartwool asked me to try out their Women’s PhD® Run Light Elite Kneehigh Socks and naturally I jumped at the opportunity. I’ve known the Smartwool brand for years and they have a reputation for high quality merino wool apparel. Running gear, however, was not on my radar when I thought of Smartwool. I have been wearing the Women’s PhD® Run Light Elite Kneehigh Socks in Aubergine/Hibiscus for about a week now including my first 5 miles race and several training runs and other workouts. So, the question is, should you add Smartwool to your running gear radar? Check out the first segment of my review and be sure to follow 4AllOutdoors.org to see how they fair in the long run. (Yes, pun intended.)
Over the past month the 2XU Compression Socks for Recovery have been used after training for consecutive days, when my calves felt tender, or after my longer training rides. I also wore them on a ride as my legs were chilled as I forgot my leg warmers and I was away from home. The Race Compression Socks have been worn during some training rides, on a metric century, and on two mountain bike night rides. They have also been worn after my rides for continued compression.
By Jenn K.