The demand for athletic compression is ever increasing. There are many benefits to compression, especially for athletes and in particular runners. Compression garments can be worn during activity for performance enhancement and post-activity for recovery. Benefits may also be gained pre-activity if there are long periods of standing, immobility, or strain.
I started wearing compression socks last year when I was running long miles during training for the Goofy Challenge . I found that the benefits of compression wear was most beneficial to me during recovery by reducing the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness in the days following long runs by alleviating swelling and inflammation. I also like the stability I feel from wearing compression socks.
As you may know, there are several apparel companies offering compression wear and not all of them offer the same quality of compression materials as the next. So, how do you know which brand to choose?
I think it is a matter of personal choice, but there are definite features that make some compression apparel stand out from others. I have found that Zensah offers an excellent Compression Sock , after being granted the opportunity to review them – in none other than Neon Pink! I love pink socks.
So, what makes Zensah different ? Their compression socks make use of graduated compression to enhance blood circulation and oxygen flow to increase performance. With Zensah Compression Socks, you are able to run farther, bike longer, and train harder.
Compression socks are a must for endurance athletes. Zensah Compression Socks are the only compression socks to incorporate arch support as part of the sock – allowing your legs to last longer during marathons, races, or long rides. The socks have been designed and engineered using seamless technology which ensures superior comfort and prevents any chafing or skin irritation common with other compression socks. The compression socks make use of graduated compression technology to provide muscle support for both your shins and calves. Zensah socks also have moisture wicking to help with chafing and the Silver Ions reduces bacteria growth and the accompanying smell that happens to some workout clothes. I also like that Zensah products are made in factories without child labor using state of the art computers and technology.
Plus there are many fun colors to choose from and new Argyle Compression Socks , which I also love. The compression socks are $49.99, and I have found that to be comparable to other compression brands.
I highly recommend investing in compression socks for beginning and veteran runners. If you’re looking for style, performance and affordability, visit Zensah for all of your compression needs.
Until the next mile marker,
* Please note, I was given a pair of Zensah compression socks, retailed at $49.99 in exchange for my honest opinions and review. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. Thank you to Zensah for the opportunity to review this product!