PRO Compression Review

Disclaimer: I received a free pair of PRO Compression socks as part of their #keepittight campaign.  All opinions are my own.

I love PRO Compression socks.  Although I was fortunate enough to receive a free pair to review, I already owned three other ones.  So my love for these socks began long before this campaign came along.

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According to the PRO Compression site, “PRO Compression socks deliver maximum comfort and speedy recovery times. The science is complex, but benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood.  The moment you put these socks on your feet, you will feel the difference.”

Some features to point out about these socks are:

1. True Graduated Compression
2. Arch support with just the right about of compression
3. Stabilization zone through the sides to mid foot. Helps provide foot bed comfort.
4. Open toe box so it will not keep your toes to tight.
5. Wide cuff for added comfort.
6. Moisture wicking materials
7. No blisters!

Graduated compression works by pushing fluid from your feet and ankles towards your knees.  This promotes circulation and helps reduce swelling and inflammation while supporting muscles and tendons.  Also, these socks are TIGHT (literally and figuratively).

My favorite type is the marathon over-the-calf sock, mainly because I am lazy.  I want one sock to put on, rather than a calf sleeve plus normal socks.  I also want all the benefits of the compression, so I get the full sock.  I find the PRO Compression socks to be most helpful on longer runs.  Running more than 4 or 5 miles without these socks usually means that I will have sore shins or calves the next day.  The compression that these socks offer allows for a speedier recovery which is great now that I am in the midst of training for my upcoming half marathon!

Just because I notice the most difference after a longer run doesn’t mean that I don’t still wear them all the time, because I do.  My weekday runs are only around 3 miles because I have to squeeze them in before work.  I still wear these socks because my legs feel supported and I know that they are helping.  My peak running ability is not at 630 in the morning, so I am also at risk of sloppy form as I start running before I am completely coherent.  Wearing these socks helps me counteract any stress I may be putting on my legs before they warm up.

I make sure to leave the socks on for as long as I can after I run.  Some days this is only 10 minutes because I have to hop in the shower before work, but after a long run on a weekend I wear them around for awhile to get the full benefits of the compression.  You can even wear them overnight if you’re having a nagging issue you want to speed along.

Here is a collection of all my recent PRO Compression snapshots:

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PRO Compression is providing all you lucky readers with a discount code good for 40% off an ENTIRE order at their online store.  Simply enter the discount code PINK at checkout!

You can also click the link below to tweet this code to others:

Tweet: I #KeepItTight w/ @PROCompression! Use the code PINK for 40% OFF your entire purchase! http://ctt.ec/W2UDL+ @fitapproach #sweatpink

Question of the day: Have you ever used PRO Compression socks? How do you like them?

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6 Comments

  1. Mudita
    July 29, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    Hmm, haven’t used them. Might have to try it out! I just went for a 5 mile run/walk this morning, and probably could have used some compression!!

  2. July 30, 2014 / 11:00 am

    Sooo I wonder if these are helpful for folks with Diabetes, my mom has that ish and her legs are always scary. She just hates putting these things on – she’s such a baby. They look cool though – I should try them when running maybe it’ll help a bit. Eh who doesn’t like socks? Happy Hump Day Erin! -Iva
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    • erinsinsidejob
      July 30, 2014 / 3:21 pm

      Working in a pharmacy was actually where I first heard of compression socks bc yes, they’re very helpful for people w diabetes. Same principle. They also help on long plane rides to decrease your chances of blood clots!

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