I was given a pair of Compression Socks from Lunatik Athletiks to review. All opinions expressed are my own.
If you read many running blogs (I do!), you’ve likely seen Compression socks everywhere. I’ve seen people running in them and lots of pictures of people wearing them for recovery. So I was really excited when Lunatik Athletiks offered to send me a pair for review.
Here is what Lunatik Athletiks has to say about Compression:
“Compression garments for hips, thighs, arms, legs and even your face have been around in the medical field for many decades now; mostly used in post-surgery for support and increased blood circulation. It was later adapted for the sports industry for similar reasons as well as improved and faster recovery (to be fit to train again, quicker!)
Simply put, compression wear does just that – it’s a tight fitting garment that when worn properly, keeps your skin tightly pressed against the muscles and provides a “second skin” for warmth, which is the ideal environment for muscles to repair and heal. Improved circulation means your body can get rid of harmful fluids such as lactic acid faster.
Here are some additional benefits of compression sportswear:
• Improves athletic performance and endurance by reducing muscle vibration.
• Graduated compression reduces the build up of lactic acid, helps the muscle recover faster.
• Provides relief from feeling tired and aching legs.
• Improves blood circulation.
• Prevents injuries.
• Elastic top band adjusts to fit leg perfectly without slipping or constricting. (Compression Socks)
• Special weaving texture protects tibia. (Compression Socks)Our medical graduated compression stockings are manufactured in conformity with ISO 9001, ISO13485, CE, FDA and GMP graded facilities with recognizable quality assurance certificates and seals. “
I’m pretty new at the whole running experience so I don’t have a lot to draw on how well they work compared to when I don’t wear them. But I can say that I’ve had relatively little muscle soreness while increasing my run lengths. And I will take compression socks over an ice bath any day! I believe from my experience and what I’ve read that they help with recovery.
My only complaint is that I have bigger calves and small feet so I have a little (ahem) extra flesh that squishes around my knee and after a couple of hours I need to roll them down or take them off.
They come in great fun and funky styles!
Next I want some Compression Sleeves so I can still wear my flip flops! If you’d like your own pair, check out my online raffle
! $5 get an entry with more entries for shares.
Have you tried compression socks? Do you like them?