I read SkinnyRunner almost every day and she’s a big fan of the compression sock. I’ve heard about them time and time again – I decided to give them a try when I saw there was a promo going on (see below for details). I love them. A lot. To me they feel like a hug for my legs. Here’s how they work (from the PRO Compression website):
PRO Compression socks are designed specifically to deliver both maximum comfort and speedy recovery times. The science is complex, but benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood. The moment you put these socks on your feet and incorporate them into your game, you will feel and understand the difference.
PRO Compression socks are noticeably tight and require more effort to put on than standard socks in your drawer. But it’s that extra effort and much-needed compression that make all the difference. Be patient and your feet will thank you.
So far I’ve only worn them after my workouts. Here’s the bummer… they’re expensive. I am willing to pay more for my running socks because I’ve learned it’s super important to take care of your feet, but $50 for a single pair of socks is pushing it a little bit for me. That said, I now own three pairs (pink, purple, and blue) – they run various promos (like 40% off and free shipping) that I took advantage of. Love them!