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:
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!
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.
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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!