I've purchased 2 pair and I wouldn't run a long race without them. Just ran my first marathon(ING Miami) in them and they helped me recover quicky, love them!
ZENSAH® COMPRESSION LEG SLEEVES :: The Zensah Compression Sleeve is the #1-selling leg sleeve in America. It provides pin-point compression to shin and calf muscles to improve blood circulation, performance and muscle recovery.
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I've purchased 2 pair and I wouldn't run a long race without them. Just ran my first marathon(ING Miami) in them and they helped me recover quicky, love them!
My husband and I run 25 to 35 miles a week and lift iron so we're pounding our bodies allot thus needing support for our shins. My husband is 61 and a bulky (strong and heavy from lifting weights) and he raves about the difference they make in his ability to "pound pavement" for long periods.
I was hesitant to buy these. Usually when you read the reviews theproduct rarely meets your expectations, but I took the leap any way and I have never been so happy to be proven wrong. I have been a runner for just under 2 years now, and I just started increasing my distance substantially over the summer. In the past month I have gone from running, at most, 5 miles in one run to just running my first Half-Marathon. Because I knew I was increasing my mileage a friend recommended buying these sleeves, and I'm so glad I did. I have logged over 40 miles in these sleeves and I can honeslty say that my calves and my shins have felt completely normal during AND after each of my runs. I would recommend these to all my friends that run and to all my friend's friends. Buying these will not only save your legs, but it will make your runs better and your recovery quicker. The only caution I add to this is that you will have a STRONG urge to go buy more so that your not constantly washing them after every run. Also, make sure to run every few runs without them so that your legs remember how to hold their endurancew without the support.
Steve the Psycho Runner
I had only started running earlier this year. Was having major issues with my shins. I purchased a pair of these (in blue - because of my one daughter)and the difference in my legs is unbelievable. I recently purchased another pair (in purple - per my other daughter's request). I use these for recovery after running, during night shift at work, and for all longer runs. I just ran my first half marathon and wore these. When I was through, I was amazed that I didn't have any pain what-so-ever below my knees. From going from painful walking after a long run (without support) to not feeling any soreness after a half makes me a firm believer. As a side note, these just feel good. They're not too tight are easy to put on and wash up well. I sometime wear them whenever I'm just lounging around the house because they make your legs feel 'good'. I just wish they didn't cost so much, but oh well, I'll still probably buy one or two more pairs.
I bought the Zensah Recovery Sleeves for my daughter, a competitive soccer player, who is recovering from Stress Fractures in both Tibias as well as some inflamed calf and shin muscles. The recovery sleeves have helped support her during training and games....she is no longer side lined with cramping muscles. She wears them before, during and after her games. They are light yet supportive, wick away moisture and are easy to clean. We bought 2 pairs...one that she keeps with her soccer gear and one to wear after she showers....even while she sleeps...to help aid her muscle recovery. She loves them!
Got these leg sleeves because my cardiologist told me to try wearing them and take salt pills to eliminate my tachycardia due to low blood pressue. The leg sleeves have felt good and have helped somewhat. I am 16 and this is somewhat nerve wracking for me. I am willing to try anything to get my symptoms under control. I used to get a lot of leg cramps from horse back riding. They have stopped now. I wear these under my jeans and no one knows I have them on. My Mom got them in some cool colors and that at least makes me feel like they are not my granpa's socks! If you have leg cramps or excercise alot, I would recommend them. They feel good on and I even sleep with them!
Erika the barrel racer
I ran the NYC Half Marathon and started experiencing significant cramping in my right calf and shin about two weeks before the race. After the race I cut back my running to once a week for about two months, but no measure of stretching, rolling, or icing would get rid of the pain. I bought these sleeves as a last resort before going to physical therapy. It's two weeks later and my calf is about 90%. I have been able to slowly increase my running and it's all due to wearing one of these when I run and for a couple of hours after. The only reason for the 4 star review is that I am 5'7" and while the size small fits the circumference of my calf, it could be a bit longer. Overall, I highly recommend this product.
New York, NY
Originally I bought these compression sleeves to aid recovery from long runs. they are very comfortable and provided what seemed to be faster recovery. This year I have been wearing them for all my triathlon training and find they help reduce fatigue from bike to run. I have worn them through the entire iron distance and was quite pleased with the feel. I also wear them for longer plane rides while traveling for work. It's worth noting that for proper compression I ordered the s/m size despite being firmly in the l/xl range on the size chart. If you are in the s/m size range the compression may not be enough.
I had some soft tissue shin related injuries that would not go away and repeatedly caused me problems for the past 6-9 months. Fortunately, I found & tried this product after my recent therapy had ended--therapy provided some mild relief but nothing lasting or comprehensive. I was not expecting this product to work very well, yet knew it was worth a shot given my persistent issue. Well, I'm very pleased to announce that this product really works! I've been wearing them now for approx. two weeks and they have changed my running life 100%. So much so that I was finally able to accomplish my goal of competing in my first 1/2 marathon a few days ago. Not only did I finish the entire event, but I had NO PAIN/DISCOMFORT whatsoever... this was amazing given I wasn't able to run more than about 3-4 miles w/o pain prior to trying this product. Of course I'm a "raving fan" now and wear my Zensah sleeves whenever I run, walk or perform leg related exercises at the gym, no matter the timeframe or distance. Thanks again for offering such a GREAT product RRS.
After struggling with shin splints during every 1/2 marathon (and some workouts) I decided to follow the advice I had read on other pain management sites. I used the compression sleeves for practices for about a week before the event and felt immediate relief in the shin that was giving me difficulties. Oddly enough, the other shin began to hurt with the sleeve. Fortunately, this disappeared within a couple of days. I continued to use the sleeves through the 1/2 marathon and NEVER felt the shin discomfort that I had in any of the previous 1/2 marathons. If you are struggling with shin splints give these sleeves a try!
(speed)walk it out
I recently started another marathon training program. I used them originally for recovery after the long runs. The compression felt great. For my first 17 miler, I decided to wear them during the run. They were comfortable and I didn't feel like they added additional heat to the warm temperatures. The run went well and the recovery was remarkable. I didn't feel any soreness the next day. The following week I wore them again for a 20 miler. The heat was extreme but I was the only one of four running buddies to complete the full 20. I did experience some soreness the following day, but nothing out of the ordinary. I am sold on them.
I run 15-20 miles a week non competively. The days I am not running I am crosstraining with other activities. I bought these for my left calf due to some pain I was experiencing when I ramped up my mileage. I increased it slowly as directed but still experienced some problems with pain (not shin splints just muscle pain), these sleeves were the ticket. I was able to work through the discomfort because of the support they gave. Without them it was too difficult to complete my miles. I would recommend them; I just wish they weren't so pricey.
I bought the Zensas after trying two competing products by competitors. The Zensas are lighter, equally or more supportive, and keep my legs cooler in hot weather runs. Since wearing Zensas, I haven't had any cramping problems in my calves.
On a good day I'm 5'1''! I was nervous about the sleeves in a Small because I'm an Extra Small person! I was a competitive lacrosse player with the versatility of quick sprints to the endurance of an entire game. I abused my shins to the extent of 3 stress fractures!! What can I say... high pain tolerance! I'm not a competitive lacrosse player anymore but running is my go to no matter what![...] my previous injuries as a competitve athlete and my new focus towards my running and nursing my body to avoid repeated injuries! The sleeves give me the perfect amount of compression and I'm on the lower end of the size scale. I have yet to run in them, but after I complete all of my runs I put them on for as many hours as possible (from stretching to lounging). I don't have pain or feel any pulling in my shins.My legs love me so much more when running! If you're debating the product... STOP and just know it's good for you!
I boutht the Zensah compression sleeves to assist my calves recover after runs and rides. I have found these sleeves easy to use and believe they provide sufficient compresson for the price. I use other more expensive brands of compression sleeves and find that these compression sleeves perform just as well. The Zensah sleeves have held up well after 2 months of use and have displayed no issues with construction or materials after several washings. I would recommend the Zensah compression sleeves to anyone seeking a good compression sleeve at a reasonable price.
After developing shinsplints from being a bit too aggressive with my marathon training I tapered back and started using these compression sleeves. I won't say they did the tricks by themselves as I added in some additional stretches, strength training, and post-run RICE but after a few weeks I haven't had any recurring pain associated with my shinsplints. They fit great and I hardly notice them during my runs.
Newport News, NJ
They are comfortable enough that I wear them all day long. Not usually when I work out, but always right afterwards. I row and run, so the sleeves help with calf tightness from rowing and shin splints from running. They're great for releiving pain and/or soreness after either of these activities. They do stretch a little, so I'd recommend getting a smaller size and washing regularly to keep them snug. Overall, great product
I bought them hoping they would help me with a marathon. I had some minor calf cramping on my 20 miler and didn't want to endure that on a hilly marathon course. These worked just as advertised! No calf cramping and my calves felt 'good' after the marathon. I have sensitive skin and the Zensah sleeves left a rash around most of my lower legs. The rash went away after taking Benadryl. So, those with sensitive skin... take precautions! Despite the rash, I'm still going to use them on the long runs and in future marathons!
Los Angeles, CA.
Recommended by the doctor I see for plantar faciitis and morton's neuroma. I have pink and neon yellow. Love wearing them for running, for being in the gym for strength training on colder days, and post long runs. Great for layering or wearing with shorts. I like the fit better than the full support sock! These really stay in place, even after washing (on gentle cycle).
I had time to do a lot of research while I was recovering from a tibial stress fracture. When I found out about these I decided to wait to start running again until I got a pair even though I was cleared by the Doctor. They're amazing. They feel so great after exercise and they give me the support I need to start back up again. I wish I had known about them before I got hurt!
Citrus County, Florida
They are amazing. I was getting shin splints. Stared wearing them during and after runs and the next day.Helps the healing process and allows me to continue to run. Had to buy a second pair. Didn't want to wait for them to dry to be able to use. Highly recommend them for prevention, as well as, healing.
Fernandina Beach, FL
I purchased this product after a recent marathon and a conversation with another runner about my shin splints post-race. I was a little worried they may be uncomfortable and that the compression may be a little much. But the day I received them, I put them on and was pleasantly surprised. They felt great and minimized the feeling I had from shin splints right away. I have even wore them while running and felt the positive effects during that time as well.
I've been having problems with shin splints and circulation in my calves so I bought these to wear while running. They make my legs tingle like the blood is really flowing and I even put them on when I'm just hanging out at my house. I haven't had them long enough to see whether they are really helping out with my injury but I don't have as much pain anymore when I run or ride my bike so they must be helping somewhat!
I had shin splints and needed a product to keep them compressed. Not only did these help with shin splints they also helped improve the circulation throughout my calves to prevent fatigue/cramping. I recommend these to any one whether they have such issues as above or just want to improve their running by improving circulation.
I have been struggling with calf strains. I heard many people recommend these sleeves, so I thought I'd give them a shot. They are wonderful! I wear them during my runs and after my runs. The only thing is I wish I would have bought a size smaller. My right calf is the one that gives me trouble, so at times I double up.
Running Mom of 2
Just ordered the second pair of these for my husband. He has very large, muscular calves and these are the only things that have helped him with shin splints. He's been to the "running doctor" in our town, tried lots of physical therapy, stretching etc, but these compression sleeves have been the most effective. He wears them after running and sometimes during. The only con is that they are a bit hot, but hey this is Texas. It's hot no matter what.
I've been battling shin splints off & on for ages. Wearing the Zensah sleeves after a hard run really helps manage the discomfort and speed recovery. I've also worn them during my runs and experienced zero shin pain. If you are having problems with shin splints or calf muscle strains, this product is for you. Buy two pairs because you will want to wear them all the time!
New Brunswick, NJ
I have tried and run in different support products, primarily after injuring my calf. The Zensahs are my go-to because they provide plenty of compression, are cool when running, are easy to clean, fit better than other compression sleeves that I own and feel better than compression socks.
I started wearing the Zensah Compression Sleeves while recovering from a slight Achilles Tendon tear (a 12 week recovery). After wearing the sleeves for several weeks I healed completely and continue to wear them for racing and on daily runs. They are supportive and seem to keep the muscles in balance and aligned. I have injured my Achilles several times and I'm now sold on this product for prevention of further lower leg injuries.
Coach John Wilke
Bought these after suffering shin splits during the WDW Marathon in January, because I'm running the Myrtle Beach Marathon in February and didn't want to go through that again. I have worn them while training and the pain is gone, So far so Good and if the preform as expected that will be Great!
Myrtle Beach, SC
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