I’ve had some readers ask me about them.
Are they simply for fashion?
No, but they definitely do complete an outfit!
The socks aren’t just knee high socks but compression socks from Pro Compression. The real reason I wear them is for recovery.
“Graduated compression promotes efficient circulation and reduces inflammation, allowing your body to recovery more quickly.”
Blah, blah, blah science stuff.
Regardless of the official science behind them, they work! I notice a significant difference in how my legs feel the day after a long run if I wear my Pro Compression socks. This is really important to me considering I have a tendency to sign up for a lot of things at once (hello two marathons in two weeks).
The other great thing about the socks is they can be used outside of running recovery. They’re great for people who spend all day at work on their feet like nurses, waitresses or cashiers or for long plane rides to reduce the risk of blood clots.
I have been wearing Pro Compression for about 2 years now and I love them. I personally wear mine during my long runs and then put on a new pair after the run to maximize recovery. I also always bring them on airplanes with me.
What I also love about Pro Compression is they think about fashion! I mean that’s important too right? They come in a ton of different colour options plus they release a different sock of the month. This is where all my money goes…
Have I convinced you that you need these in your life? If so, you can 40% off marathon socks & sleeves by using the promo code: PRO15.
AND you can enter to win a pair of FREE marathon socks or sleeves (your choice!)
Contest will run until May 6, 5:00pm MST and winner will be announced May 7. Open to US & Canadian residents (Canadians will need to pay for shipping)
Full Disclosure: I am a Pro Compression ambassador but did not receive any compensation for this post and all opinions are my own.
Do you wear compression socks?