I have been getting so much mail these days, its hard to keep up! I got an AMAZING present from Marco at Recovery Socks the other day. I was SO PUMPED for these! First of all, they are in a fabulous color, PINK! We have been seeing alot of that in my blog these days, haven’t we? I was also pumped to try Recovery Socks out because as you know, I just finished my first 10-miler race. And what better way to pamper my feet than with the Recovery Socks?
Here is why Recovery Socks are awesome for us runners out there:
(from the website) “These garments will help to avoid venous stasis (blood pooling in the legs) and swelling. Compression is particularly helpful in depended areas of the body, such as the feet and lower legs where gravity has a greater effect on blood return. Improved blood flow after a workout results in enhanced nutrient delivery and removal of waste products to and from muscles. This creates a situation optimal for muscle repair, reduced stiffness and heaviness in the legs and possibly less soreness. “
“Compression garments are believed to improve venous blood return to the heart and allow for better cardiac output (flow of oxygenated blood from the heart) thereby aiding oxygen delivery to working muscles and increased endurance.” Basically these socks reduce foot and leg swelling and use compression to stimulate blood flow. Perfect accessory for post run/race!
I have been wearing my Recovery Socks since I got back from my race travels on Monday. I put them on everynight when I get home in the evening. They feel really good.
Aside from the fact that I look pretty fierce, rocking my pink socks, my legs feel fabulous. Stylish, right? If you have any questions about the socks, please feel free to ask me. Also, check out the website for more info. I will leave you with some additional pictures of my feet rocking the fuchsia socks!
nice review. Funny, I emailed Marco like you said and he said they don’t give out socks. That’s what I was going to email you about but I couldn’t find your email. GRRRR.
I have actually been meaning to get some of these to wear on the plane after races, when I have to come home right away!
I came across your blog and found your reviews insightful and detailed. I am the Sales Manager for CEP Compression Sportswear. Have you heard of CEP Socks before?
We are actually owned by medi; one of the worlds leading medical compression companies. We have Run / Recover compression socks that I'd like to have you try and review for us. Every brand claims to have "Graduated" compression. Most products on the market can say this without backing it up because they're not tight enough to be medical grade. Anything below medical grade, 20mmHg, is considered over the counter and not regulated.
In order to penetrate your deep veins and target the arteries you need a specific amount of compression. One sign to look for is when a product goes by shoe size. How does the athlete know they're getting the right amount of compression? Shoe size doesn't tell the circumference of ones leg which will determine the size range to get targeted compression. For example, I'm a size 12 shoe but have a 14.75" calf. In our competitor products I'm always a L or XL. In CEP I'm the men's smallest size. This is means I'm getting true graduated compression tuned for athletic performance.
It's important for us to spread the truth about compression and that not all compression products match what they claim. We have a published medical study that I can send you that shows runners had 5% better performance running in our socks and used 6% less energy. That's 10-12min in a marathon! Our socks aren't just for recovery but for performance as well. That's what makes them so great.
I would like to get you a sock and sleeve to review and possible some compression shorts in a month when they arrive from Germany. Please let me know your calf circumference, color preference and the address to send them to. I really appreciate your time and let me know if you're willing to post a review on our products. Thanks and I'll look forward to hearing from you.