Tuesday, April 9, 2013

UPDATED!! PRO COMPRESSION SOCKS REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!!!


There are a ton of products out there that go along with running. There are belts, water bottles, tech shirts, shorts, special shoes and socks. I have looked over a ton of products to find out what I need, what I must get and what is recommended for runners. I mean, I'm not a professinal or anything but, I would love to have the products that will help me avoid injury, keep me safe and keep my going.
One of the products that I kept seeing are compression socks and sleeves. I didn't really know too much about them other than they are always earning the praises by athletes.

I read an online review of the ProCompression socks and the review was so positive, I wanted to try some for myself. The wonderful people at ProCompression were kind enough to send me a pair to wear and see if they were something I would enjoy and recommend to others. 

I opened the package and saw the pink:
I received the Marathon Pink Compression Sock!

I tried them out when I did my usual three mile run on the treadmill.  I could notice a different right away.  The sock literally hugs your calves and keeps it tight.  They are comfortable, supportive and look great ;)

For those that wonder what the purpose is of compression gear, here is some information from the ProCompression site:

Why PRO Compression Socks?
 
The benefit of wearing compression socks over 26.2 miles, 18 holes or 8 hours at work is the delay of muscular breakdown that comes from spending hours on your feet. PRO Compression works against gravity by helping your vascular system increase blood flow which relieves discomfort and assists in recovery. The minute you put them on, you’ll understand why PRO Compression socks are the World’s Best Athletic Performance Socks!

 
I found that wearing the socks after my run was really great because my calves were not sore or tired.  I am so thankful that ProCompression is so confident in their product that they gave me a pair to try.  I love my socks and they look and feel great. Here is a pic of me wearing my socks before a run:

Don't pay attention to the messy house, just the socks!
 I would definitely recommend compression socks for those of you looking for that extra support and to help ease discomfort after working out.  Compression socks are not just for runners, you can even wear them to your job, especially if you are on your feet all day.

Do you want to get a pair?  ProCompression is such a great company, that they are offering a great discount during the month of April!  They are giving a discount for the socks of the month and they are donating a portion of the sales to charities that support Team in Training and Train 4 Autism

April Sock of the Month products were selected based on colors used by these organizations. Enter coupon code SOMF4 for 40% off and free shipping for the purchase of all Purple and Blue items in our store, including Tour and Trainer Low socks! Click here to shop now.

Do you want to win a pair?! Yes, that is right, one of my lucky readers is going to win a pair of their very own ProCompression socks!! 

UPDATE: The winner of the giveaway is comment #47, Junebug!!  Congratulations, I will be in touch to get your shipping information!  A huge thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
This giveaway is for one pair of ProCompression socks to be sent by the company at the closing of the giveaway.  The giveaway will end on April 20th, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.  Please follow the directions for your entries to be counted. A winner will be chosen using Random.org and will receive an email with the information needed to claim the prize.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. 

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment here to tell me why you would love your own pair of ProCompression socks. 

Additional Entries:

1.  Become a Facebook fan of ProCompression here. Leave a comment telling me you did so.
2. Follow ProCompression on Twitter here.  Leave a comment telling me you did this.
3. Like my Rediscovering Me Facebook page here.  Leave a comment telling me you did this.
4. Tweet about this giveaway and come back to post a comment with the link to your tweet.

Good luck!!

Disclaimer:  I was sent a free pair of ProCompression socks in exchange for my honest review of the product.  I was not scripted nor compensated for my review. I really do love this product and recommend it to anyone!
 
 
 

55 comments:

  1. I'm learning to run so that I can actually run (not walk) in the Peachtree Road Race in July. My ankles/calves hurt after I've been out, so if this would help I'd love to give them a try.

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  2. I already like you on facebook. :)

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  3. And now I'm a fan of procompression. :)

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  4. The reason I would love a pair of ProCompression socks, is that after losing 225 pounds, I've finally become a runner! My right calf suffers from swelling at times (presumed varicose veins.... from dragging around the equivalent of another person my whole adult life) and therefore I wear compression tights when I run. But come spring/summer, it's going to be too hot to wear my compression tights, and these socks would definitely help a momma out!

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  5. became a Facebook Fan of ProCompression :)

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  6. following ProCompression on Twitter!

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  7. Liked ReDiscovering Me on Facebook :)

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  8. https://twitter.com/tripletmomma I tweeted :)

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  9. Love compression for post run :)

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  10. I follow ProCompression on Twitter

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  11. I follow ProCompression on Twitter

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  12. I liked ProCompression on Facebook.

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  13. I'd love to win a pair to help reduce recovery time after runs.
    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  14. Like Pro Compression on FB {Sarah Jane Mc.}
    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  15. Follow Pro Compression on Twitter {@wifemummynurse}.
    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  16. Like your FB page {Sarah Jane Mc}.
    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  17. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/WifeMummyNurse/status/324880738094825474
    mummytocharis{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  18. I've heard of great benefits for runners who wear compression gear. I am currently training for a marathon as is my wife, her first (and she says last)! As I age I find it more difficult to recover following a strenous run, would love to give these a try. Thanks for the opportunity to win some!
    jlammers002@woh.rr.com

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  19. I like ProCompression on Facebook.

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  20. I follow ProCompression on Twitter.

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  21. I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/325035506402484226.

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  22. I'd love a pair to combat the calf soreness I get after running on pavement!!

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  23. I 'liked' Pro-Compression on FB. Kay Crismon Maher

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  24. I followed Pro-Compression on Twitter. @klcmaher

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  25. Liked your FB page - Rediscovering Me

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  26. I am 51 yrs old. I've broken my ankle in the past, and on bad weather days I have a lot of trouble. Would love to see if these would help with that.

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  27. I've never used compression socks, but I'd love an excuse to try them out!
    jenlcrum@gmail.com

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  28. I've heard of the benefits and would love a pair to help with calf soreness especially since I'll be training for a half marathon soon.

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  29. Followed Pro Compression on Twitter

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  30. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/jackie23t/status/325668677808697345

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  31. I have some calf sleeves but have not picked up any full socks yet. I would love to give them a try since the sleeves have helped a lot already.

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  32. I am a PRO COMPRESSION fan on FB

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  33. I follow PRO COMPRESSION on twitter

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  34. Already liked your FB page

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  35. I have been dying to try a pair of compression socks!

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  36. Became a Facebook fan of ProCompression.

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  37. Followed ProCompression on Twitter.

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  38. Liked my Rediscovering Me Facebook page.

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  39. I just started jogging and I need to find a pair of socks that is comfortbale and help me stop the blisters. I would love to win this

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  40. I am a fan of ProCompression on facebook

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  41. I follow ProCompression on Twitter

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