Searching for some compression socks and calf sleeves..wanting to hear some advice on what brands are the best and most comfortable or if they are even worth buying.
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I have CEP compression socks that I love to wear when I'm running and for recovery. I tried a paid of 2XU calf sleeves for races and ended up hating them. They were just too tight to wear for any kind of activity (even though I used their measurement guide when I ordered). They are however perfect for recovery. I'd recommend going to shop that sells them where they'll know the differences between the brands so they can help you pick what would work. I bought mine online so was really shopping more for price.
I've used several brands, including calf sleeves, socks and tights: 2xU, Zensah, Recofit, CEP and Zoot.
The only brand I can recommend without reservation is Zoot (quality, actual ability to compress, retaining compression after repeated washings). CEP has been a close second.
I personally use 110% brand, because you can fill it with ice, and for a bunch of other reasons I talk about in the video here:
There's also a bunch of compression research on that page. Hope it helps!
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