I've wanted to try compression socks for a long time now but have not wanted to fork out the $60-$100 to purchase them.
Fortunately there's a new company on the block called tiux who are looking to make the socks more affordable, as well as a more supportive. They were kind enough to send me a trial pair to use and abuse.
Compression socks are one of those articles of clothing that some runners swear by and others shrug. In theory, they improve your race performance, speed recovery, and ward off injuries.
My calves are often tight -- stretching and foam rolling help, but after long runs they are be sore and achy.
What Are Compression Socks?
Compression socks provide support and aid blood circulation by adding pressure to the lower leg and the foot.
They can come in many different shapes and styles. Some styles include the foot as part of the compression. These are often called compression socks. Others do not have anything below the ankle and are often referred to as compression sleeves.
Benefits Of Compression Socks For Runners
Compression socks were originally intended to treat circulatory problems such as thrombosis or varicose veins.