I’ve been fan of Compression socks for years so when I was asked by Fit Approach & Sweat Pink to review ProCompression, I was excited to share my passion. I did receive a pair in exchange for my review however all opinions are my own.
All types of athletes may benefit from compression socks however, they seem to have really taken off in the running community. Why is that? What can they do for you?
In a nutshell: ProCompression socks are meant to “delay muscular breakdown that comes from spending hours on your feet. PROCompression works against gravity by helping your vascular system increase blood flow which relieves discomfort and assists in recovery”. (ProCompression.com)
“True graduated compression promotes circulation by pushing fluid up from your feet and ankles to toward your knees. This design also helps reduce swelling and inflammation while providing critical support to muscles and tendons.” (ProCompression.com)
I personally, am prone to shin splints and other ankle and shin soreness when I up my running mileage. I have found that wearing compression socks gives me extra support in those areas while on a run. During a long run, I prefer the socks over the sleeves for extra support. I find the “squeeze” I get really helps my legs from fatiguing as quickly. I was definitely glad that I had them on for a super hilly race last weekend.
I’ve also been know to sport them around for recovery as well. I’ve found this to be extremely helpful in aiding in my recovery along with stretching, icing and foam rolling.
During the hotter months and on shorter runs I often sport the calf sleeves. They are thin enough not to be hot but strong enough to give me some extra support. When I discovered these Ragnar themed sleeves, I knew they were the perfect for me.
In addition to the basic colors, they have lots of great patterns and holiday themed socks and sleeves. Want to check them out? Use code:PINK for 40% off
In terms of sizing, I suggest erring on the smaller side. I wear the xs size although according to their chart I would be a S. I like the squeeze and feel more of the benefit with the smaller size.
I’m giving away a pair of XS White ProCompression sleeves ($45 value) enter below for a chance to win.
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If that didn’t convince you this might-LOL
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Do you wear Compression Sleeves on a run or for recovery?