Pro Compression Calf Sleeve Review & Giveaway

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As we know, compression is all the rage right now.  It has taken our running and endurance activities to another level by helping us recover faster and get back out on the trail sooner than ever before, to push harder and get results.  Compression works.

There are various compression products on the market.  Last week we talked about compression shorts, this week we will focus on compression calf sleeves.  Regardless of where you run or race, you will see colorful compression socks or sleeves on many runners. 

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I personally prefer calf sleeves when I run which is why I was super happy to see them recently added to the Pro Compression line up.  I’m very picky about my running socks.  I wear one brand and its a little thicker and cushier than the normal “ultra thin” running sock.  All my running shoes are laced to fit that particular sock and compression socks are not the same thickness.  So I prefer the sleeves while running in order to reap the benefits of compression and still be able to wear my favorite run sock.  Then I wear the full compression socks for after run recovery and traveling.  🙂

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According to the Pro Compression website:

Your feet and legs are your engine. Anything less than peak performance and full recovery means unnecessary discomfort while operating at less than your best. Change all of that with the advanced design and materials that make PRO Compression socks your ultimate recovery tool…..

PRO Compression socks are designed specifically to deliver both 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 and incorporate them into your game, you will feel and understand the difference.

I was super excited to try out the Pro Compression calf sleeves. I know their calf sleeve line is new but they know compression.  If I’m going to wear compression socks to work around the house with my slippers, Pro Compression socks are my first choice.  So I was ecstatic to try out the calf sleeves for running.

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I love them.  I love that they are green.  I love that they fit like a glove. I love that they are green.  I love that they didn’t move when I ran. I love that they are green.  I love that they compress without putting too much pressure on my legs to create discomfort. I love that they are green.  I love that they don’t stretch out after multiple wear sessions. I love that they are green.  I love that I can pair them with capri’s for warmth & compression as the temps turn cooler. I love that they are green.  I love that they are at the top of my drawer and my current new favorite thing. I love that they are green.  I love that they match my new favorite shoes so well.  🙂

Regardless of whether you wear compression for function or fashion, I recommend trying out the new Pro Compression Calf Sleeves.  I look forward to adding more colors to my line up!

Pro Compression has generously agreed to give one lucky reader a pair of calf sleeves ($45 value), in their size/color preference.  To be entered in the giveaway, please comment below and tell me what you prefer:  compression calf sleeves, full compression socks or none of the above?

You might also want to follow Pro Compression on Facebook HERE in order to be up to date on the latest specials!   If you want to shop now, use the discount code: FIT40 for 40% off, plus free shipping.  That brings the calf sleeves down to $27 each!  Good deal!

One winner will be chosen on Monday, December 17th at 9am.  Good luck!

** Compress Happy ** Amanda – TooTallFritz ** amanda@tootallfritz.com

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57 thoughts on “Pro Compression Calf Sleeve Review & Giveaway

  1. I like them both at different times for different reasons. Full socks for running and recovery, sleeves for general wear throughout the day or for hiding under jeans!

  2. Until joining the HBBC12 I had never new what these compression socks were for. I just started running about 8 months ago and my longest run has been 8 miles, but am usually around the 3-5 mile mark…I am considering doing a half marathon in May…so would love to try either of these!! Thanks for the chance to win a pair 🙂

  3. I like the socks and sleeves for different reasons. For recovery during work hours, the calf sleeves are nice because I can still wear some dress shoes and no one can tell I’m wearing the calf sleeves under my dress pants. I like wearing the socks for race day and during workouts for more coverage.

  4. I am excited to be entered in a drawing to win the compression calf sleeves as I was recently told by a physical therapist that women (especially) who spend significant time on their feet for any reason should be wearing some sort of compression sock or sleeve at all times to help prevent varicose veins as well as aid recovery from running.

  5. Every time I have worn full compression socks for longer distances, they mess up my second toenail and I keep losing he nail. Since switching to calf sleeves instead, my second toe is very happy in regular socks. I vote sleeves!

  6. Compression does work quite well…but be aware compression sleeves may not work for everyone. The first time I went to compression I opted for the “sleeves” and quickly discovered they caused edema or swelling around and below the ankle cause cut-off lymph and venous flow above the ankle. In my case…full compression socks are necessary to keep the pressure constant from toes up to top of calf below knee. Make sure you know if you are susceptible to peripheral blood flow issues before you invest….or ask to “test-drive” a pair you can return. I ended up giving mine away cause unable to return them once they were worn.

    CEP full compression socks work really well and they are not too thick that can’t be worn underneath a low-cut over sock and still fit comfortably in shoes. At least for me.

    Nice report and if by chance I end up a winner of the “sleeve” just donate it to another cause I can’t wear them!

  7. Sleeves more so than socks, and have been itching to try the Pro Compression ones. I have another brand and the band at the bottom tends to rub against the sliver of skin between the sleeve and my sock line. So I’ve been wearing the socks, which is ok because it’s cooler, but definitely sleeves. In pink. Or that lime. Something loud and obnoxious is always right up my alley.

  8. i have a pair of the compression socks and really like them, but i’d love to give the sleeves a try as i also have favorite socks that i like to wear 🙂

  9. I’ve never actually tried calf sleeves but I want to. I wear my compression sometimes to work and let’s just say my flats don’t cover the hot pink ones I have 😉 I wear my pro compression socks ALL THE TIME though. Love them!

  10. I generally prefer compression sleeves as opposed to full compression socks. This is because I am basically in love with Injinji socks and love wearing them. So naturally I like my Injinji full compression sock (reviewed on my blog) but for almost every other company, I prefer the sleeve!

  11. I only have a pair of sleeves which I bought when I had a calf injury and love them. I like the sleeves like you so I can wear my favorite run socks.

  12. I love compression socks but have never tried the sleeves. I do have to re-lace my shoes when I wear the compression socks however because they are thinner than my regular socks.

  13. I have been wearing compression socks as I have found I need the support through my ankles and feet also. I have CEP’s which I love, but would love to try Pro’s!!

  14. i love my compression socks! ive never tried to sleeves cuz after my ankle surgery i feel i need more support and compression in that area. i wear my socks any distance over 5 miles 🙂

  15. I’ve never tried compression socks/sleeves yet! Winning a pair would be great…especially since I’m increasing my miles 😉 Can you say pink, PINK, P-I-N-K!!!

  16. Geesh, you’ve got some great giveaway lately AManda!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE ProCOmpression! Ever since you let me borrow that yellow pair in the spring, I have worn ProCompression socks on nearly every long run and marathon. Absolutely love this brand! I prefer the socks… I need the green & purple yet!

  17. I generally prefer to wear socks after a workout for recovery, but I love the idea of sleeves to sleep in the night before or after a race. I also love the idea of sleeves to wear under dress clothes covertly at work!

  18. I haven’t tried the calf sleeves before, but I think those would work better for me since they’re more versatile.
    m8usi at yahoo dot com

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