Monday, September 24, 2012

PRO Compression Socks Review

Less than a week until our marathon, so guess what that means?

You better believe that I am compressing it up the entire week, and during the marathon.  If you didn't know, I LOVE compression gear! Seriously, if I could wear it to work and have it be alright I probably would.  Oh wait, I already do.

Looks pretty normal..

 Oh look lovely compression socks! (and not sure why my camera flipped perspective!)

I've already told you that Aspaeris Pivot Shorts is a sponsor for the female runners on our Reach the Beach: New Jersey team (that finally has 12 runners, yay!) but I haven't told you that PRO Compression is also our sponsor!

Why should triathletes, runners and endurance athletes use PRO Compression socks?

Your feet and legs are your engine. Anything less than peak performance and full recovery means unnecessary discomfort while operating at less than your best. Change all of that with the advanced design and materials that make PRO Compression socks your ultimate recovery tool.

Beyond traditional high compression, be sure to check out our specialized running sock. The innovative design, lightweight construction and stabilizing zone make it one of the most comfortable, yet effective, running socks available. (Taken directly from the PRO Compression website)

Mike and I already owned one pair of PRO Compression socks each, I saw a sale on Schwaggle and took advantage of it.

 A photo I never showed you from Skunk Cabbage

PRO Compression was so generous that they provided each runner on our team two pairs of socks to use during training and the relay.  I decided on neon yellow, good for night runs, and black, good for disguising as appropriate work attire.  Mike already owned a pair of neon green so he went with black and red.

Now on to the good stuff, the pros and cons of these bad boys!

Pros:
  • They come in a lot of fun colors, so you can match them to your outfit (obviously important to me, see the above photo). 
  • If you join their mailing list you will receive emails about a "Sock of the Month" that is offered at a discount price. 
  • PRO Compression socks feel great during training runs and after.  I wear them for training and recovery and I have been known to wear them two days in a row! Not ashamed one bit. 
  • Their price is on par with other compression socks available and with the occasional discount you can get them for cheaper than other brands.  

Cons:
  • Figuring out the right size can be tricky.  Mike and I both went down a size when we received our socks for Reach the Beach as compared to when we bought them on our own (although Mike did one in LXL and one in SM and wishes he did both in SM).  
  • We went down a size because of the compression but also because the socks go above your knees! We still have to fold them over a little bit at the top, but not as much as with the larger sizes. 

All in all, I love these socks and I am really happy that PRO Compression is one of our sponsors for Reach the Beach!

Do you love compression socks?

PRO Compression is a sponsor of our Reach the Beach: New Jersey relay team and they provided each of us with two pairs of socks to wear.  I was not compensated for this review and all opinions, as always, are my own. 

21 comments:

  1. I love my hot pink ones! They saved my Achilles and calves last week during my hilly hike. I need to buy at least one more pair:) Awesome that they are your sponsors!

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  2. I LOVE compression socks. PRO compression are a fabulous brand. How exciting that they are one of your sponsors! I have pink and Ward has black (well, he stole my black) - so I just ordered the purple calf sleeves. Cannot wait until they get here!!! They MAY be part of my marathon outfit. ;) Great review.

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  3. i havent tried compression socks, but i hear SO much about them!! i definitely need to get myself a pair now!! thanks for sharing! spa love!

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  4. I just put on my Procompression socks! I don't know if I love them yet since I just got them, but I am willing to give them a chance :)

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  5. Cant wait to try my pair soon!! They look awesome.

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  6. I have never used them. I had a credit and got sheila a pair.. true love there :) I seem to get by without them, but i am not against trying.

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  7. i need to try compression socks i have never used them but hear awesome things!

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  8. I lobe compression socks! The crazier the colors the better. I need to try these!

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  9. I've yet to try compression gear - I need to get on board with it, clearly!

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  10. I love pro compression socks. I saw the deal on schwaggle and totally got two pairs for myself. I could have been a nice person and bought one for Stefan, but I didn't. I'm a compression hog.

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  11. I LOVE compression sleeves. I had some calf issues during longer runs this summer, and after my calves tightened up during my first sprint triathlon, I knew it was time to investigate this option. I went to Fleet Feet Sports, a speciality running store in Syracuse, to get measured; you're right--sizing can be tricky. In fact, I was toeing the line between two sizes. Now, I wear them for longer runs (usually anything longer than eight miles), bike-run bricks, and during triathlons. They are awesome! :)

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  12. I LOVE compression socks - I think they are the greatest thing ever, especially during my marathon training cycles. And, like you, I love all of the fun colors. What a great sponsor :)

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  13. I am a fan of compression socks as well. I prefer CEP as their SMs are tighter than my XS in Pro Compression which feels better on me. Good luck and have fun on your relay! I used to live in Geneva NY but moved to NJ a year ago (hopefully here for only another year lol).

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  14. Love my compression. I have 2 pairs of socks from Running Skirts, CEP socks, Zensah sleeves, and I just ordered Pro Compression sleeves w/the Schwaggle deal. Hoping they're in my mailbox today! I've been wearing my socks religiously to alleviate some residual tibia discomfort and it has helped tremendously.

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  15. That's awesome that they're sponsoring you!! I love my compression gear!

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  16. Yes! I love compression, too and am happy to wear them all. day. long. :) Can't believe it's marathon week-- I'm SO excited for you guys!!

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  17. I love my compression socks -I wore mine all day Sunday after the race and then again Monday when I flew to Michigan. I think it definitely helps with recovery!

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  18. Hot pink with my purple shoes for Wineglass! Gotta be bright ;-D

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  19. I have just coem across your blog - and am quite excited to follow your progress. I've just signed up for my first 70.3 in 2013 which will also be a big journey for me!

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  20. Thanks for the amazing post. I'm also a lover of compression sleeve as I feel comfort to wear. I become motivated reading this type of post. I liked the post.

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