Cramer ESS Calf Compression Sleeves
Shinsplint sleeves work wonders!
I purchased these to help with my shinsplints. I've been running more than normal & my shins have been hurting. These compression sleeves worked wonders!
May 7, 2013
calf sleeve works!!!
I use the calf sleeves for basketball and jogging and they stabilize my legs. Strongly recommend that you get the right size sleeve for your legs as well.
April 16, 2013
Affordable and Great!
I was looking for some reasonably priced calf sleeves before I started my first 10k. I bought these and was hesitant, but they are great!!! My legs felt so much better during and after my run.
Highly recommend! :-)
April 2, 2013
This is my first time using these calf compression sleeves and it is the first time in months I was able to play and not re-injure my calf. Great product for a great price.
March 18, 2013
Okay for the price
I started using calf sleeves after suffering a torn calf muscle last year, and I've had a strain in the other calf too. I have 5 sets of calf sleeves right now. I have these, a set from Zensah, some CEPs, Addidas, and a pair from 2XU. I wear them while working out, and for recovery.
First off, let me say that I highly recommend the use of compression sleeves for anyone with calf or shin problems. They really do help. That said, I think many of the reviews on here are based more on the benefit of wearing a calf sleeve, and really don't rate these as they relate to other calf sleeves.
These, to me, are like knee-high socks without the feet. They don't provide nearly the compression that the other sets that I have bought do, but they are better than nothing. They are significantly cheaper though. These were around $15. The addidas were around $25 or so when I bought them, and the others are typically in the $40-50 range.
One thing I like about these...they're straight black. No logos or other markings. I'm in the Army, and when we do physical training, we're not supposed to have anything with logo markings showing on our uniforms. Since these don't provide quite the support that the others do, but they're the only ones that I can wear, I usually wear these over the tops of other pairs. I have 17.5" calfs, so I wore large. They're just a hair tight when putting them over one of the others, but they still fit (barely).
After about four months though, the stitching on the top seam came undone, so now the top is compromised on these. I haven't seen the slightest sign of wear from the others. To be fair, I just got the 2XUs so I haven't really broken them in. I've had the others for anywhere from 2-8 months. If I had to rank them based on compression, support, and durability, I'd rank them like this: 1) Zensah, 2) 2XU (still evaluating though, but initial impressions are good), 3) CEP (1, 2, and 3 are very close), 4) Addidas, and far, far behind at #5 would be these. But these are anywhere from half to one third the price of the others. For $15, they're not bad. If you're active enough to need something like this so you can keep working while recovering from an injury though, then I would recommend paying the extra 30 bucks or so for one of the first three brands.
February 24, 2013
Worked for calf muscle relief.
I brought these on a whim and so far they have been working great. I was having calf muscle pain after playing basketball, which is a none issue now. I did some research online and there are probably several other brands that may me be higher quality, however it is going to cost 3 times more. With that said, this was a great value for me.
February 16, 2013
I have been unable to run recently due to excruciating shin splints. Leg sleeves were suggested by a trainer, and these were a great price. I can't compare them to more expensive ones, I have not tried any. I can tell you that this would not be my first choice for a product to help with shin splints like the ones I am experiencing. I wore them for a relatively low-intensity workout, and was in pain pretty quickly. I think ace bandages may have been a better option for me, because I can make them tighter. That being said, the cost of these is comparable to ace bandages, and they certainly look a lot less silly.
January 24, 2013
helped with my shin splints
I was having shin splint problems, so I grabbed these on a whim. Best decision ever. The compression helped my.shin and calfs feel better, they are light and breath really well. I'm very impressed
January 22, 2013
Great value, good quality Leg cramps much betterGreat for CrossFit and running
November 14, 2012
Products was great for the price
The products was thinner than the other product I looked at but a lot cheaper.
November 13, 2012