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  1. Tucker
    September 8, 2018 @ 5:52 pm

    This is a great article on compression socks. I used to use them a lot when I played basketball and noticed that they helped to prevent cramps and muscle exhaustion in comparison to how my calves responded to prolonged activity without them.

    They are, indeed, safe and I understand the hard science behind their graduated compressions to promote blood flow. I have liked them for this purpose, and your post makes me want to find mine and get them back into use.

    Thanks!

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    • Sports Send
      September 10, 2018 @ 1:11 pm

      Hi Tucker and thank you.

      It is good the article remembered you on the importance of the running socks.

      Have in mind too that shoes have a lot of significant factors, but these factors need running socks so you can have the benefit of them. For example:
      The survey of sprinters shows that 43% are later or with hardness in muscles for the first 24 hours after exercise if they use special pressure relief. Runners who use knee-high compression socks when running on a runway ran an average of 6% faster than those who walked in regular socks.

      And about the running shoes. Running socks will wick away, and naturally, absorb some of the moisture that is generated when you run. If you do not wear socks, then your sweat will go straight into your shoe and soak into the fabric. While washing socks is reasonably straightforward, washing your trainers is less so. They will develop a bad odor very quickly if you do not wear socks.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. Martin Burt
    March 11, 2019 @ 1:42 pm

    Having been a runner of 10K’s and half marathons it has been interesting to see the compression sock become more and more popular. I must admit I have not worn them myself but that said I do get a numbness in my foot sometimes owing