Compression socks for training and competition

Compression Socks

Ambitious runners place great importance on high-quality running shoes and athletic performance apparel. Running socks, on the other hand, are often neglected. Socks come in direct contact with the skin. That means they have a real influence on comfort when running. Compression socks are designed for training and competition, because they promote blood circulation and accelerate the recovery.

Tight fit and high-quality material blends

As with special running wear, sports socks have significant advantages. Moisture wicking, breathability and a wrinkle-free fit are the most important features for on track performance. Most running socks are made of either synthetic fibers or have a cotton-synthetic blend. Breathability plays an important role in creating a pleasant climate for the foot. Some manufacturers now use a blend of merino to achieve this or an antibacterial treatment.

How compression socks work

Granted, compression socks aren't the most stylish of socks. But that's not important on the track, it's all about performance, performance and performance. Compression socks are long and feature tightly-knit, elasticated materials from the ankle to just below the knee. That's why compression stockings feel a little tight at first. An increasing pressure on the calves is applied from top to bottom. This helps transport blood and lymphatic fluid.
The compression effect relaxes the calf muscles and runners often say they feel fresh all the way to the finish line. Compression socks also promote regeneration after a run. With all that in mind, get of the couch, grab yourself a pair of compression socks and go running!

The choice for endurance-heavy running sports

For all endurance sports where these factors are important, compression stockings are worn by recreational athletes and professionals. Athletes swear by their supportive effect for marathons, triathlons and skiing. CEP, Falke, Rohner, Bridgedale, Salomon - all technical running wear, baselayer and underwear manufacturers have a range of compression socks to suit all needs.

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