Up until a few years ago compression socks (stockings) were commonly worn by diabetics, why? because they stimulate blood flow. Compression socks aid in recovery and according to Runners World ‘A 2009 German study clearly indicates that they (compression socks) enhance performance during hard runs.’ Perfect! Don’t we all want to enhance our performance? I know I do and if socks can make me faster and preform better sign me up.
I should note that I generally detest socks, they make my feet feel claustrophobic, itchy, and hot. Insert PRO Compression socks, their website says they are noticeably tight and require more effort to put on than standard socks in your drawer. Indeed they are and they are also noticeably more awesome! My dog was laughing at me while I was struggling to get them on. PRO Compression’s site goes on to say But it’s that extra effort and much-needed compression that make all the difference. Be patient and your feet will thank you. I was surprised how tight they were and how my feet (and calf’s) enjoyed the tightness. After wearing for a few days (not consecutively) I have noticed that my legs feel like they can handle more miles.
PRO Compression socks have made their way on to my must have list of running supplies, right next to sneakers and wicking clothing. These socks are fabulous, a must have for any and every runner. Everyone needs a pair of bright pink, green and or argyle compression socks and the amazing guys over at PRO Compression want to make that happen. Not only are they giving away a pair to one of you but they have also given me a discount code to share! Use code ‘FIT40‘ for 40% off and free shipping. It’s the holidays, treat yourself or your favorite runner to a pair and ‘Keep It Tight’ aka #keepittight
Disclaimer: PRO Compression provided me with these socks, all options are my own