Rated 5 out of 5 by Alfred in MS Yes, they ARE effective
These was my first purchase of compression calf sleeves. Two weeks ago I ran a 15k and was practically crippled from mile 5 thru the end with clenched calves. This morning I ran a half-marathon with the 2XU's and feel quite fine afterwards. My calves had marginal soreness during the race but my running form remained smooth and I was able to kick during the 13th mile. Note: before today 9.4 miles on 11/30 was my longest race ever.
Are they expensive? Yes. Do I care what they cost? No, because they prevent a quite painful and frustrating problem for me.
I don't need them in 5k's and 10k's, but they are vital at 7 miles and longer.
December 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteamRoller72 A "must have" for the multisport athlete in training
The 2XU compression calf guards are a tremendous product! Horribly overpriced, but tremendous nonetheless. I see negative reviews and I'm shocked...PICK THE CORRECT SIZE! I'm 6'00", 194 pounds with 15 1/2" calf circumference. Size medium works perfect for me. I run or bike 5 days a week and this product increases blood flow to my calf area and assists in cramp prevention #assuming I'm properly hydrated and not low on potassium#. I'll be back for multiple pairs in different color ways...
December 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Patrick 67 COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY
This product does NOT work!!! All it does is fit on your leg and then you have the pain still and with these on you know its between the top of them and the bottom. It doesn't help with pain at all. It will actually cost you money to buy them. After you realize they don't work you have to waste time and gas to take them back. Wouldn't have even given 1 star had there been a lower rating.
Cashier even said everyone they had sold had been returned.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by aherrera excellent quality
Great product. Worth the money spent. Make sure you get the right size.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tredder2 2xu for you
improve recovery and comfort with longer runs. Price is the only sticking point
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by STU Purchased for 1/2 Ironman
These are fantastic and help keep your legs warm and comfortable the entire time. Cost is a little high but worth it
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SwimBikeRun Good Product
This product is pretty expensive, but it seems to do the trick. I bought them because I am super paranoid about shin splints! I can tell a difference when I run with and without them. They are not a cure all for leg problems but they are pretty close.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by macheek Excellent
These calf sleeves feel great! I like the extra compression for long runs.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by itsme Good product
The compression gaurd works just as it claims. Great for longer runs and really helps support the calve muscles. The only dowonfall is the price. I believe the product is way over priced.
July 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jessica913 Good Experience
I went to the store looking for this particular product because I get shin splints when running. The employees who assisted me were very knowledgeable about the product and even provided information on running shoes that may help with my problem. Very friendly and helpful.
June 25, 2013