PRO Compression provided me with a pair of calf sleeves for this review through my association with SweatPink. All comments are my own.
I am a huge fan of compression wear. I own a pair of (super attractive) compression tights and a number of pairs of compression socks. Unfortunately, a lot of those socks aren’t made for people built like me.
I am short. I have short legs. But my calf muscles are huge. They always have been, probably because I spent years walking on my tiptoes. So as I’m trying to size myself for compression socks, I’m always struggling to figure out which measurement is the most important – calf circumference or height? I usually end up falling somewhere between sizes. If I go with the larger size, the socks don’t provide the compression I want. If I go smaller, they are often too short to pull up to the top of my calf.
I had never tried calf sleeves, so when this opportunity arose, I figured it was time I try this new-to-me method of compression.
I had the same issue in terms of sizing with PRO Compression (falling somewhere between), but I wasn’t as concerned about the sleeves being too small because there wasn’t the foot to get in the way.
They arrived just in time for me to put them on after a long run. Let me tell you, my post-long run loungewear is pretty attractive, so you don’t get a full pic, just my relaxing legs.
Pretty cute, eh? So as you can see, they’re stretched pretty tight. But man, are they comfortable. I wish they came in more size varieties so that I could get the “perfect” fit, but these are pretty darn good. (Also, I’m well aware that my body is shaped quite ridiculously. I was clearly supposed to be 5’10”.)
How does compression work? To quote, “True graduated compression promotes circulation by pushing fluid up from your feet and ankles to toward your knees. This design also helps reduce swelling and inflammation while providing critical support to muscles and tendons.”
I never have visible swelling after a run, but I can say that after wearing these sleeves, my legs were less sore than I anticipated. And they felt good while I walked around that afternoon.
So why choose PRO Compression over other calf sleeves or socks?
1. MADE in the USA
2. They always have a super fun Sock of the Month! A new sock designs every month with a discount! Make sure you’re on the email list.
3. One of the few compression socks companies that makes a true graduated compression sock (the ones that work!).
4. They sell direct, what does that mean to you? Bigger discounts and more focus on the customer.
Want to try them out? Not sure about spending the money? Well, I have a discount code to share with you. Enter the code PINK at checkout for 40% off. 40%! That’s awesome. I’m probably going to pick up another pair for myself at this price.
I know a lot of runners who aren’t sure about the look of compression socks and sleeves and who choose to wear them underneath their pants. That’s fair. Personally, I say rock it. PRO Compression has some great styles. Show off those toned legs you’ve worked so hard to get!
Share the discount code with your friends on Twitter! Tweet: I #KeepItTight w/ @PROCompression! Use the code PINK for 40% OFF your entire purchase! http://ctt.ec/W2UDL+ @fitapproach #sweatpink
Thanks again to PRO Compression for providing me a pair of calf sleeves for review.