ZENSAH® SHIN/CALF SUPPORT SLEEVE :: Zensah® Shin and Calf Support is the first to provide pin-point compression that stabilizes your calf and shin muscles to support existing injuries or prevent further injury. Compression increases blood flow through lower leg and helps reduce swelling. Antibacterial material.
I have been wearing these as a recovery tool after my runs. They seem to give a support, though I think it could be more. At the least, they are much easier to deal with than ACE bandages. I'm dressed in slacks everyday, and no one has ever noticed them. Once the shorts season arrives... I primarily cycle in the summer, and am not worried about calf soreness from cycling.
Lehigh Valley, PA
Indispensable for calf injury recovery
This product lived up to the manufacturers claims and then some.
It provides the necessary support during my runs and it also provides support during the recovery period after my runs.
I strongly recommend this product to all as I believe it to be an extremely cost effective injury preventative aid.
Tony - never too old to run
Teaneck, New Jersey
What a lifesaver!
After 2 months of training my chronic tight calf muscles appeared. After missing a week of training to rest it, I bought this calf sleeve. After putting it on I was able to continue my marathon training without missing a beat. I have zero pain or stiffness in my calves and can now focus on running and not a fear of injury. Thank you for keeping me on the road!
Great for Sports and Travel
I bought this product as a gift for my boyfriend after having wonderful success with them myself. They fit well, are durable (even with many washes) and help alleviate/prevent shin splints. I also use them when I travel on planes to increase blood flow when sitting for so long. I love them!
Tracy the Triathlete & Traveler
Orange County, CA
Loving my Zensah Shin Sleeves!!
I occassionally suffer from shin splints. I've found that wearing these calf sleeves have helped me tremendously with alleviating the strain and pain. I wear them daily and find them very comfortable. They are very durable and feel fit even after several uses. LOVE THEM!!
Make long runs pain free!
I use these on every one of my long runs as I am training for my first marathon! I was experiencing alot of shin and calf pain and these have made my runs pain free! They make my calves feel much more stable and I don't have the post run soreness in the lower legs that I used to. I wash them with the rest of my laundry and line dry them.
I would buy this product again!
I ordered this sleeve to help with a calf injury. After a period of rest, I decided to start running again, but was concerned about re-injury. In order to facilitate my rehab, I bought the sleeve. So far so good. I have been running at a moderate frequency, rate and distance with no pain. I think I will be using this sleeve for awhile.
Started running again after a long break and started getting shin splints. Heard good things about using shin sleeves, so tried these out. Wear them when I run, and keep them on afterwards to help recovery. When combined with RICE, have greatly reduce my shin pain and allowed me to keep running. Definitely recommend for those experiencing shin pain when first getting into running.
Great Product & purchase
I bought these for my wife, after having 2 pair myself. I use mine for marathon races, plus after race care for my tired calf muscles.
My wife suffers from Restless Leg Syndrome and these have REALLY helped her with this!
I bought these to combine with ankle supports so my toes could breath - they are easy to get on and get a chuckle out of my husband. I definitely felt that they helped relieve soreness after a long run. I went and bought the full zensah socks after having worn these - winter is coming!
I'm back to training for multiple marathons, and so have also returned to doing double digit long runs in Central Park every Saturday. For the first few weeks I wasn't wearing these sleeves while I ran, even though I own two other pairs and knew their magic. However in the past few weeks, after receiving this newest pair, I have worn them through my long run and then for the entire 24 hours (even sleeping!) afterwards. By the time I take them off the next day, my legs feel like they never ran the day before. It's truly amazing, especially in comparison to the weeks when I didn't wear them. I wouldn't say these make me faster or last longer, but they sure as hell cut down on recovery time. If you've never worn them but are into distance running or hard workouts, I'd highly recommend trying them out. I'd also recommend the Trigger point roller in conjunction with these. These sleeves and that roller are my two most highly prized running splurges.
Just a note: I have sometimes used these only after a workout but not during... i.e. I come home and put them on to try to speed recovery overnight. I have noticed that this has not worked nearly as well for me as when I wear them straight through the workout and then into the next day. I wonder if by the time I get them on the lactic acid has already set up camp? Not sure what it is, but I'd recommend these for both during your workout and afterwards. The first time you take them off to fresh springy legs when you should have dull dead legs you'll thank me :P
New York, NY
I recently picked up running again after twisting my ankle. I have a tendency to start out running too fast and ending up with shin splints. I read other reviews for these sleeves and thought I would give them a try. So far, so good. I have yet to start running again but as I was getting shin splints while speed walking, I have felt them diminish almost to nothing while walking, I have high hopes that my shin splints issues won't return when I start to run again. I find them comfortable to wear before, during and after my walk. If I had time to wear them longer during recovery, I really feel they would help even more. They aren't tight (read: uncomfortable) as I was half-expecting but feel like knee high socks. They are a bit warm but that is expected. What I like is that I can actually feel more increased blood flow in the shin area when I wear them. Would purchase again.
West Chester, OH
I put on the sleeves after every hard workout. I am prone to slight calf injuries, and I have found that wearing these after hard workouts seems to speed my recovery so I am ready for another hard workout within a couple days.
A hug, for my calf
I gave this a try for a calf strain. I was already a fan of compression post-runs, but I have never worn compression during a run. I got this sleeve as an alternative to wearing one full compression sock and one regular sock. Somehow, it made sense at the time. I also figured this sleeve would be easy to remove mid-run if it was bugging me. As it was, I never removed it and the sensation of something being wedged up under my calf muscle never came during a 10 miler+ hills. I don't want to say this sleeve has magical properties....but it might. I ran yesterday without it (just an easy 6) and my calf was fairly happy though I'll probably use the sleeve for my longer runs this week, until it completely heals. I suggest giving it a go, as it certainly can't hurt. Your muscle stays warm with a soft hug while you run...
It's A Miracle
I'm an ultra runner-short runs are usually between 14-16 miles. I was having really bad shin,calf,ankle and knee pain that kept me from being able to run as much as I wanted to. I have never worn these before and was skeptical. All my running buddies swear by them. Well, since getting these sleeves I have NO pain!! I'm back to running and it feels good!! Before running in them I thought they were too loose and was about to return them-so glad I didnt because they are perfect. Could probably be a bit more tight but then again probably not. During run they are the perfect fit!
I use these when I run to avoid shin splits and aid in recovery from my half marathon training runs and sprints I do in softball.
I used this to run after having major calf pain. It helped during the run and also in recovery. I am training up for a marathon and have had consistent pain in just my right calf which kept me from being able to continue on my runs. This compression sleeve I used for 3 days straight and worked great. I even did my 12 mile run without it and didn't suffer from the affects of muscle pain as much anymore. This sleeve was comfortable and supportive. It dries quickly as well.
I am short and used the small size and it fit perfectly. (5'3")
I love my Zensah sleeves. Upon using them the first time after a run I immediately noticed relief from soreness in my calfs and shins. I use them almost everyday and I'm the kind of person who hates most things that feel too tight or constricting. They're incredibly comfortable. I also dislike being too hot and these still allow for great airflow to my lower legs. I'll probably try wearing them on a long run to see how they feel. Probably a good idea to pick up a second pair for the future, just in case.
sizing should be in less increments
It is a good product. I tore my soleus (smaller and deeper of the calf muscles) and this product did help to heal. But sizing is terrible. Really, it goes from medium (up-to 15" calf diameter) to large/extra large for 15" and up. Well, my calf is 15.2" and I got the L/XL but I wish it would be a bit tighter. In other words, sizing should have less increments, at least there should a large and then an extra large.
I can't comment on how well it performs to keep calfs/shins happy in long runs but it felt good to take a first run after the injury wearing it.
Marija, the jumper
always after a run!
After a run, I have a tendency to swell up from the knees down which of course leads to a lot of pain. But by wearing the calf compression sleeves and a knee brace for a couple of hours after a run, I prevent all that and can keep to a regular schedule of running. I love to run early in the morning but being older, it means to take extra precautions to prevent pain in my arthritic knee and post ankle bone graft surgery. I can continue doing what I love to do. Thanks!
great recovery product
I purchased this for recovery and dealing w/ calf issues. Have only worn them about 4 times, but I can definitely feel a difference the next day after wearing them. They are very supportive and relieve pain while wearing them. I have not run in them. I am 5'4 and 113 lbs and bought the XS- wanted to get some compression out of them and figured they would eventually stretch out. Very pleased w/the size. Recommend this product. I bought the pink because that's all they had left in the XS. I like the pink. Cute. Haven't had to wash them yet- always clean when I wear them.
They really work for shin splints!
I just ran my first 5K today. I have been training for 8 weeks and suffered shin splints from day 1. I ran through the pain but knew it wasn't good and could get worse. I finally bought 2 sleeves last week after reading the reviews & hoping they were not made up. I ran in them this past Monday for my final training run, I was shocked that I had no pain. Today, no pain!! I will never run without them again! Now that I don't have pain, I am going to keep running! (Bonus: Made in the USA!)
New to running
I purchased this item and was surprised
I was surprised when the order arrived and there was only one sleeve. It was not clearly stated when ordering, since many of these come in pairs...like socks... 2 legs = 2 sleeves, I thought. When I needed these for shin splints, one did not do the trick...I ended up ordering the other one, and by that time the product was a bit pricey. Other than that I was satisfied with the product.
Just what my calf was looking for
After injuring my calf last fall and light rehab over the winter, I needed something to help protect my calf as I increase my miles in preparation for the summer. This sleeve is providing the support my calf and shin appreciate during my run, but is also comfortable and helpful after the run.
I am glad I purchased this sleeve. This along with my foam roller are now regular parts of my regimine.
YAY!! It works!!
I've been having shin splint issues since I started training for an 8k 3 months ago. I was looking for something to help outside of spending over $100 on new shoes again. I got Zensah sleeve in yesterday. I did my first run with it and it helped immediately!! I still had some pain but I know my body needs to heal. Also compared to the day before when the pain was so bad I had to stop, this was nothing!!
So I give the Zensah sleeve 5 stars!!
Best sleeves out there!
I use my Zensah leg sleeves for all my longer distance runs (anything over about 5 miles). They help with circulation and help keep my lower legs stable as fatigue starts to kick in. I have tried numerous brands, but Zensah outshine sin quality and durability. They are definitely worth it!
Plant Powered Runner
Salt Lake City, UT
I love this product. Helped me recover from shin splints:)
Grosse Pointe, MI
great injury support
I strained a muscle during some speed work and the Zensah compression sleeve have been so helpful for recovery. It is very supportive and relieves pain. It also fits well and wicks away sweat. I would recommend Zensah to any runner.
Smaller Seems Better
Seems to have helped a lot, although, of course, didn't do a controlled experiment (took time off, biked).
I got both sizes. I'm 6'2", and my calf measures exactly 14.5". The smaller one seems better -- what I wear when exercising. I wear the larger one at other times.
Worked Great for My Calf!
I Run several times a week and have been getting very painful cramps/calf pain only in my left leg after my runs. So I bought this sleeve and used it for the first time tonight (7/11/13) and no pain at all. So far so good. Hope it stays like this!
Jenn Moms RUN this town
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