Rated 4 out of 5 by Crampy McCramperson They feel great, but don't know if they helped or not.
I suffer from crippling cramping half way through my usual 2 mile runs. It's been a long time since I have pushed my body the way I am doing now, and I have tried just about everything out there to alleviate my calf cramping issues. I heard about the compression socks, and figured I'd give it a whirl. As an inexperienced runner, I didn't know whether they would help my cramping, or just provide temporary relief. The compression itself feels great on my muscles. I wore them both during and after my run. I didn't feel much of a difference during. My legs still cramped, although not to the extreme of previous runs. After my run, I did notice that the pain of the cramps subsided rather quickly. I was able to put pressure on my legs easier and sooner than I did before. So, do they work? I suppose further testing is required before I can say yes, but noticing that recovery time was shortened I believe they may have some of the positive effect that I am looking for.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jessie n/a
The first time in put this sock on it felt wonderful.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eagles1 Running Socks
Great product very comfortable and preformed as expected.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by J great product
Works as advertised, a little difficult getting on but it is nice and snug, would not recommend for extreme hot weather Otherwise great buy
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marinerunner Works great!
I was very skeptical at first but finally decided to give these compression socks a try. Low and behold, these things actually do what they say they do! They feel really nice and as a bonus look really cool in the process. I first saw some runners wearing these compression socks back in 2008' thinking "why are they wearing stockings like that?..." After noticing some of the top runners wear them I started doing some research and decided to give them a try and I'm glad I did!
The sizing appears to be in accurately noted in the description on this website.
The manufacture list the following:
Size SMALL - Shoe size: 7.5 - 11
Calf size: 13.5 - 15.5
So seeing as my shoe size is 9.5 and Calf size is ~ 14 inches the size SMALL is the correct size for me according to the manufacture / as listed on the actual item box.
I don't know where Dick's got their sizing information but its wrong according to 2XU
So for most people (if you're of average proportions) the size SMALL should fit optimal according to 2XU. In other words, unless your wear a size 11.5+ shoe and have calves the size of cantaloupes at 15.5+ inches, it would make no sense to go with a size medium.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deb19 High Quality Compression Socks
I bought these compression socks for my husband's birthday. Overall, he loves the quality. Dick's staff were quite helpful in my decision process, and I love the variety of colors the socks came in.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peps compression socks
I recently used these compression socks during Tough Mudder challenge. They were awesome. It was an 11 mile mud run. They kept my calfs from cramping up and I did not get any shin splints. I do recommend this product for anyone who has problems with shin splints or muscle fatigue. They definetly help keep the blood flow in your legs. I also own the compression pants and those have been great during long distance running.
May 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DaveL153 Helped my shin splints
This is the first time I've tried a product like this. I first tried the 2XU recovery socks, but found they didn't help me. I switched to these 2XU running socks. Discomfort from shin splints was greatly minimized during run and post run. They're not cheap, but I do think they work. They helped me to continue my training and complete my first half marathon.
May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marathoner Excellent Performance & Recovery
I've ran 3 - 4 long runs in these socks so far and they have been great. I've had no problems. The elasticity around the calf is holding up. My calves have felt great after the runs. I've used them on runs ranging from 10 - 23 miles, and then I also keep them on after for recovery. The texture of the material is different than other compression socks I have. I like the 2XU the best so far. I also own CEP socks which are also very good, but I rank the 2XU higher and they are a little cheaper.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CoolTown Great Sock!
Great Run sock. Lightweight and comfortable. Best comp sock on the market.
March 24, 2013