This is not a “sponsored post”. I received a pair of Lily Trotters compression socks for free, in the hope that it would be mentioned on this site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe could be good for my readers.
Compression socks: fun-looking, brightly colored socks that workout enthusiasts and long distance runners have been sporting as of late. Do you own a pair? Wonder what the hype is all about?
When I think of compression socks, I think of post-surgery patients and airplane passengers who are trying to prevent blood clots. But that’s not necessarily the case in today’s fitness world.
I know that many runners choose to wear compression socks during their runs. As a “meh” runner but lover of strength training, I looked up reasons why compression socks could be good for gym workouts. Studies have shown that compression socks may lessen the severity and/or duration of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). According to Runner’s World, another study states that wearing compression gear after workouts could lessen decreases in muscle strength and power. This means that one could resume training more quickly.
Susan, founder of Lily Trotters, graciously sent me a pair of compression socks after learning that I had never tried them before. Before I even took them out of the bag, the cute pattern and detailing at the top of the sock caught my eye.
The socks felt thick enough to withstand many uses, and I loved the cushioned heel and tight squeeze. My feet run small and I was pleasantly surprised at how well these socks fit around my feet.
Extra bonus? Moisture-wicking material. CRUCIAL for workouts and for feet that have no desire to be smelly. I chose to slip these on after my strength training workout, and my calves and feet felt great. Comfortable and compressed!
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- Do you wear compression socks during: airplane rides, runs, or strength workouts?
- What happens more frequently: runs on the treadmill or outdoors?
- Tell me about your most recent strength workout
- What’s for lunch today?