Stephanie calls them "knee high tights" and tells me they look like granny socks.
But, I digress. Compression socks were originally marketed to folks with compromised circulatory systems, such as edema and deep vein thrombosis as well as post surgical patients to help aid circulation, hoping to decrease the risk of blood clots.
More recently, they have been marketed toward tri-athlete runners who spend hours biking, then transitioning to running. Meaning they went from not using their calves to really, really using them in a short period of time.
Some of the benefits are supposed to include:
- improved oxygen delivery to muscles
- accelerated lactic acid removal
- help reduce muscle fatigue
I even wore them on a trip around Percy Warner 11.2, and my legs felt really good, during and after the run.
Bottom line is a hearty recommendation for compression socks. There are many different variety of compression sock sellers, so until I try another pair, I would defiantly recommend CW-X.
Please post any comments that you may have about CW-X or compression socks. I'd love to hear them.