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Active Toby Active.com Staff 1,559 posts since
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  • 4jo Rookie 1 posts since
    Apr 8, 2010
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    1. Apr 10, 2010 4:55 AM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Compression socks

    Here is a new brand - designed by runners:

     

    www.quattrofitness.com

     

    We've teamed up with a US medical manufacturing company to design an athletic sock without losing any of the medical functionality.  We've been wearing compression socks for the last decade and finally decided to create the perfect sock.  Check us out - feel free to email with any questions.

     

    4jolene@quattrofitness.com

  • Melmb Amateur 12 posts since
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    2. Jun 21, 2010 8:42 AM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Compression socks

    As far as compression sports socks go, I think the SIGVARIS Athletic Recovery Sock is by far the best.

    www.athleticrecoverysock.com/

  • dwm082 Community Moderator 1,063 posts since
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    3. Jun 22, 2010 5:43 AM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Compression socks

    Injinji also offers a compression sock for those who like toe-freedom.

     

    http://www.injinji.com/tetratsok/excelerator.html

     

    I have a pair of these, and they work well. I've only used them on one long-ish run (22 miles), but my legs felt great the entire time. I've mostly used them for recovery, for which they're also very well suited.

     

    Don





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  • JasonFitz1 Legend 572 posts since
    Jun 19, 2009
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    4. Jun 23, 2010 9:06 AM (in response to Active Toby)
    Re: Compression socks

    I'm not sold on compression socks just yet.  Are they supposed to be anti-inflammatory or do they promote blood flow in the lower legs?  I think I'm doubtful because I'm not sure exactly what they do.

     

    Is there a "best brand" from the list that's generally agreed on to provide the most value and effectiveness?

     

    Thanks everyone.

     

    - Fitz.





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  • Melmb Amateur 12 posts since
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    5. Jun 29, 2010 7:00 PM (in response to JasonFitz1)
    Re: Compression socks

    Jason,

     

    Compression socks are great if you know what to buy. Look for socks that offer "true graduated compression." This means that the compression should be strongest at the ankle and taper off as it goes up the leg. True graduated compression socks help fight the force of gravity and circulate blood back to the heart. When blood is circulated it helps brings oxygen and nutrients back to muscles that have been deprived during a work out. It can also help flush out lactic acid.  I use the SIGVARIS Athletic Recovery Sock (www.AthleticRecoverySock.com) because it is made by a company that has been making medical compression garments for the last 50 years. So, if you know what to buy, you can get a really great benefit from wearing compression. Don't be fooled though by socks that claim to be compression socks, but don't offer any benefit.

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