FFF: Compression Socks – Yay or Nay?


When I first started running, I didn’t know what compression socks were.

Before the big race

I bought my first pair of compression socks (from runningskirts.com) for my first half marathon because I heard that they would help.

I don’t know if they helped but I finished and felt good after.  So who knows?

After that, I wore that same pair on long runs and for half marathons.

I am thankful for being able to cross the finish line!!!

In 2012 after coming back from ankle surgery, I bought more pairs of compression socks and started to wear them for most of my races. I bought different brands but mostly Pro Compression.

I became addicted and wore them almost all of the time.

However, I did switch several years ago to Compression Calf Sleeves.  For the simple reason that I like to choose my own socks and still have the benefit of compression on my legs.

Also my preferred brands are Legend or Zensah.

So why should you wear them?

1.Protection:  They protect your legs from small scratches, abrasions and nasty things like poison ivy on a trail.

2.Swelling:  Compression technology has been proven to limit swelling.

3.Dirt:  Collects on your socks and not on your legs.

4.Warmth:  Allows you to wear skirts on those iffy days when you’d reluctantly wear tights.

5.Coolness:  No, they don’t keep you cool, but they look good when you color coordinate them with your outfit. 

Happy Running! Do you wear compression socks or calf sleeves?  If so, which brand? Please share.

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