SLS3 Compression Socks Review & Giveaway

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If you know me, or have been reading for awhile, you already know that I love, Love, LOVE compression.  I wear compression multiple times a week for workouts, recovery and {gasp} fashion.   I’ve said it before, I think compression is a game changer.  It helps “normal” people perform better in endurance activities because we are able to recover faster.  Game changer.  For people like me who don’t have a full time masseuse & chiropractor & trainer on hand to take care of my everyday aches and pains this is important.  It’s a game changer for me personally. So when SLS TRI contacted me about possibly doing a review on their compression socks, it made me think.  Did I want to or not?  I’m pretty brand loyal and 99% of my compression socks are from one company.  I like that company,  plus they have helped and supported me in the past.  What to do?  I clicked on the SLS TRI website to browse around before I responded.  I was shocked to see that they had a full line of not only compression socks but also compression TRI wear.   I’ve been wanting to try a pair of compression TRI shorts for a long time so I figured I would start with the socks and venture out from there.

SLS TRI sent me these awesome compression socks:

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If we go on looks alone, apparently we have a BIG winner!  These are the cutest compression socks ever!  They even have decorative butterflies!

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But we can’t go on looks alone because that doesn’t help us us physically feel better. I first wore them to CrossFit.  I wear compression socks (and compression shorts) to CrossFit almost every time I go, which is 2x a week.  Why?  Because CrossFit has a way of just kicking my ass stressing my muscles.  The only time I didn’t wear compression, I showed up to a 1/2 Murph WOD and was sore for a week.  OUCH.  Lesson learned. The compression socks worked great for Crossfit.  On first wear, I was particularly happy that they were long enough to cover my entire calf, up to my knee.  This is an issue with some brands.  I ordered from the sizing chart specifications below and was very happy with the fit which put me in a size M/L.

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They were very breathable and I didn’t get overheated, even though I sweat like a pig the “box” can get a little steamy at times.  The socks compressed well without being overly tight and they didn’t slip, slide or fall down.  Win!  Oh, and they looked cute and I got multiple compliments. Since they passed the CrossFit test, next up was the run test.  I must admit that I opted out of wearing them on the day that it was 98 degrees.  Although, I am definitely getting used to wearing compression knee socks on warm days, I’m not crazy that brave.  I actually waited for the run test until last week when the temps dropped back into the 70s and it was a real joy to wear them.  When I try something different, I don’t want to know that I’m wearing anything new.  If I can “feel” something different then that “something” usually doesn’t reappear in my lineup.  I was very happy at the end of my 4 miler, in reasonably warm conditions, when I realized that I hadn’t noticed them at all during the run.  Love that!  I plan to wear them again this weekend on my 15 miler. I have since worn these socks to work for recovery after the Ironman 70.3 Racine race last week.  I’ve also purchased the other two colors (purple and azure blue) and started wearing those too (the blue ones to CrossFit this morn!).   Yep, I like them a lot!

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Want to try them?  I have a pair for you too!  I have one pair of the pink butterfly compression socks, size S/M for you to win!!!  This is a $54.90 value!  In order to be entered into the drawing, please go to Facebook and like the SLS TRI Facebook page.  I’ll give you a second entry to the drawing if you also take a minute to write a note on their wall telling them that you want to win a FREE pair of compression socks from the TooTallFritz  giveaway!  Don’t forget to comment below, telling me that you “liked” them on FB and if you wrote on their wall. Winner will be chosen via a random number generator on Tuesday, August 6th at 9am.  Good luck! If you are too excited to wait for the giveaway, I certainly understand.  You can shop HERE using the 15% off discount code:  TRI15 for anything in the SLS TRI store.   I personally am going to try the Compression TRI Race Shorts next!!

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** Compression Works ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **

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46 thoughts on “SLS3 Compression Socks Review & Giveaway

  1. Drat…I am a big compression sock fan and would have loved a chance to win a pair of compression socks, but these are only for the ladies! Actually pink and butterflies is not out of the question for a guy but the sizing might be an issue. Anyways….I guess I have to pass. I am generally loyal to CEP compression socks…they are awesome. So if SLS has men’s or unisex versions have them send a pair and I will test them out for you. I know longer rely on compression socks just for recovery, but use them in the long runs, high-intensity speed work or tempo runs, and of course during the marathon. They help enhance return blood flow under exercise load, and they are also extremely good for individuals with peripheral vein flow issues as with diabetics or those prone to DVT.

  2. Couldn’t agree more on using compression to help in recovering. I often were some calf sleeves to bed after a long run or high intesity workout and wake up the next morning feeling fresh and ready to go. Great review.

  3. I’m an absolute fan of compression gear. From the days of when I started with compression shorts, through to the full on top/bottoms and everything in between. Like you say, the gear works. Before, during and after exercise.

  4. I “liked” them on FB and if you wrote on their wall. I’ve never tried compression socks but sounds like I should.

  5. I liked them on facebook, and wrote a message on their wall. I think these socks are super cute. I’ve only used one brand of compression so far, and I have been pretty loyal (much like you). I would love to try these!

  6. I liked their FB page and left a note, too! Yay, pink!
    I plan to buy a pair AND Tri shorts. Thanks so much. I was going to buy a pair on Monday. . .

  7. Liked their page. I’d love to win, since I’m short with sturdy peasant legs, so I never know if a s/m will work or not. Plus, the butterflies are pretty sweet.

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