I have never used compression socks before, but I have been really curious about them for quite awhile. I have seen runners wearing them, I have read about bloggers wearing them, and I have done a little research about their effectiveness. So, I was pretty excited when I received my first pair of PRO Compression Marathon Socks and was able to review them.
Compression socks increase blood flow the legs, causing lactic acid and other bad by-products to be flushed out more quickly. This in turn can reduce muscle soreness and fatigue and leave your legs feeling more fresh.
This is EXACTLY what they did for me and by wearing them, my muscles have been able to recover faster. The socks have really helped decrease my soreness the day following a long run. They are comfortable and thin, plus they are tight enough that they stay up on their own.
When should you wear compression socks?
For recovery benefits, after a workout - but a lot of people wear them during workouts as well. Sometimes I wear them during my run, but I definitely wear them for 1-2 hours afterwards to reap the recovery benefits.
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PRO Compression would like to give a FREE pair of Marathon Compression Socks to one of my readers!
To enter the giveaway:
#1: Leave a comment on this blog post telling me why you would like a pair of Marathon Compression Socks.
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The winner will be selected at random on August 14th.
Disclosure: PRO Compression provided me with a free pair of Marathon Compression socks to review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.