Gear Pick of the Week: Skins Powersox

Skins Powersox (£25)

Kerry says: Improve your circulation and stop lactic acid production in its tracks with these performance-enhancing compression socks.

Compression of the calf muscles and lower legs have been shown to improve running performance - these beauties have been spotted on scores of elite distance runners in the last few years. Worn post-run, you'll find the soreness and aches of DOMS eased away.

Although easy to pull over calves, the socks do stay put. Sweat is wicked away through a clever built-in moisture management system so you'll stay dry and the fabric's antibacterial properties keep you bacteria-free and smelling fresh.