Long compression socks recommendations

14 messages
09/11/2008 at 13:47
I've been having achey calves after a run and recently some calf pain which now has gone so though i'd try a pair.I also am prone to swelling of my ankles so maybe my circulation in that area needs a boost.
Have been looking around and see there are a few makes;

1000 mile
Oxysox
Canterbury
X-socks
and basic flight socks

Can anyone recommend a pair based on personal experience.
The ones I've been favouring are the X-socks energiser ones but wanted to hear some views before buying.
10/11/2008 at 14:17
I use the X socks energiser after a run and I find them really comfortable and I definately think they help me recover. 
11/11/2008 at 13:46
I would also recommend X socks.  After a long run (or a race) I use ordinary flight socks.   
11/11/2008 at 14:17
I'm getting a bit confused.

Should these long compression socks be used during a run or after a run or both?!
PSC    pirate
11/11/2008 at 17:10
either or both I think
cougie    pirate
11/11/2008 at 17:25
I'd much rather go with painful legs than be running round the street as a bloke with long socks on.
13/11/2008 at 21:44
i got some nike compression socks. I wore them once, they felt pretty nice but i'm ashamed to say i couldn't take the funny looks and i've never worn them again
15/11/2008 at 19:15
I have the nike and yes they are comfotable,i find they do help aching a little,i will only wear them with tights,i would never wear them with shorts.
21/11/2008 at 14:47
1000 mile get fantastic reviews. Have just bought some, will let you know how it goes.
GOM.    pirate
21/11/2008 at 15:36

X-socks for me, wore them at a HM recently and found them to really support the calfs. Plus the calfs didn't feel stiff or sore the next day...........

M...eldy    pirate
21/11/2008 at 15:37
did they help with your running GOM ?



GOM.    pirate
21/11/2008 at 15:54

Well I was just outside my PB, so with the amount of running I have done of late, then yeah they did.......

Oh you mean for when I do my next IM. Well we'll have to wait and see

24/11/2008 at 16:30
I've got a pair of x-socks and 1000 mile.     I think the 1000 mile are better as they are tighter around the calf.  
24/11/2008 at 17:09

I have worn Nike and X Socks.

 X Socks were by far the best...


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