Disclaimer: ProCompression provided me with product to review and will provide product to one lucky giveaway winner. I was not compensated in any way for this post and as always, all opinions are my own.
Happy Hump Day! I’m so excited about today’s post because I’m reviewing a product from one of my favorite brands…and hosting a GIVEAWAY! Who doesn’t love a giveaway? When I saw an opportunity to write a blog review for ProCompression, I immediately jumped at the chance because I’m already a big fan of their products. I’ve worn the marathon socks during long runs, races and most definitely after workouts for recovery.
I have a bunch of different colors and I love getting the monthly e-mail telling me what the SOM (Sock-of-the-month) is! While the (scientific) jury is still out about the effectiveness of compression wear on muscle recovery, my personal experience has been a positive one. I swear those fun bright pink marathon socks are the only reason I survived my first 25K race (pictured above top right). Since I already have a few pairs of marathon socks, I opted to test out the compression calf sleeves. And since I already have bright pink, yellow and green, I chose purple!These babies arrived at a great time, because my calves were feeling a little tight after last week’s 16-mile long run. So I immediately slapped em on and put my feet up to watch MNF.
I ordered size SM, based on the sizing chart on the website and my previous sock sizes. For reference, I have some really big calves and these are pretty tight on me (which is the point), so try to size accordingly, not just based on your height!
I also took the sleeves on a mid-week run and as expected, they felt great. I love running in my marathon socks, but sometimes I wish that they provided a little more cushioning for my feet like my regular socks do. Problem solved with the calf sleeves! You can wear your regular running socks (I love my Balega ones) to cushion your feet, but still get the compression on your legs. Another bonus to the sleeves? They’re easily hidden under pants, maxi dresses or leggings with sandals or flip flops. As we head into fall and winter, the full marathon socks are also a great option under boots! ;)
Long story short: ProCompression marathon socks and sleeves are crucial to my running routine and even more so during marathon training. And they can become a part of your routine too! ProCompression is going to supply one lucky reader with a pair of Marathon Socks or sleeves of their choice! Enter using the rafflecopter link below. The giveaway will run through this Sunday 9/21.
And in case you can’t wait for the giveaway, I have a special discount code too! Enter BLG14 at checkout and you’ll get 40% off all marathon socks and sleeves. Such a great deal! Get on it!
Good luck and #KeepItTight!