Compression Socks & Sleeves - Buying Guide
Why wear compression sleeves?You'll feel like Superman when you experience the increased blood flow you'll get through your legs when wearing compression socks or sleeves. When running it is common for your legs to collect pockets of swelling in certain areas of your muscles, sometimes causing pain and discomfort. Eliminate that with compression socks or sleeves! Compression will help your muscles direct blood flow more efficiently, helping you run faster and further.
How do compression socks work?That's a great question! The best way to explain how compression socks work is to use an analogy. Imagine you have a small spring between your index finger and thumb. When you compress that small sping, what usually happens? It bends sideways a bit. It takes a lot of concentration to collapse the spring completely straight, consolidating all its energy as efficiently as possible. The same thing happens on a microscopic level in your legs. Your muscles waste small amounts of energy as they compress and decompress due to sideways motion. Compression helps keep your muscles operating as efficiently as possible. By keeping them compressed a slight bit from the sock or sleeve, your body will conserve small amounts of energy which over a 3+ mile run will pay dividends!