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  1. Jim
    July 13, 2017 @ 1:58 am

    I have never thought of using compression socks as added gear for running! But, it makes good sense that they would not only help support my calf muscles but, they would also protect against dirt and injury!

    I must admit that even after a short 5K run, my calves get a little sore and it takes a few days to recuperate. Do you think the compression socks will shorten the recuperation time?

    Also, what compression do you think is best for runners? Is light compression, such as 8-15mmHg enough? Or, should I opt for a higher compression level? I notice that there is a wide variety of compression levels available…as high as 40-50mmHg!

    Jim

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    • Sports Send
      July 13, 2017 @ 11:13 pm

      Thank you, Jim.

      Yes, the compression socks will shorten the recuperation time. Like you said, the calves get a little sore and it´s quite normal. But the use of compression socks helps to keep the buildup of lactic acid in check and prevent stiffness.

      About the tightness. It needs to be tight but at the same time, it´s very important to not have it to tight, because of the circulation system. I would start with 10-15mmHg. and see how it fit for you. But I am sure you will get a lot of different opinions on this question

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  2. fernglow
    July 13, 2017 @ 3:51 am

    Hi! I actually have ran marathons a lot of times and have been a huge fan of running for a long time already. Recently, my friends started talking about compression socks and I have no clue about it. That’s why I decided to do a reseatch and landed on your site!
    I got a question though. How tight is it considered to be tight for compression socks or compression wear in general as I am new to the idea of compression wear?Thank you!

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    • Sports Send
      July 13, 2017 @ 11:14 pm

      Thank you, Fernglow.

      About the tightness. It needs to be tight but at the same time, it´s very important to not have it to tight, because of the circulation system. I would start with 10-15mmHg. and see how it fit for you. But I am sure you will get a lot of different opinions on this question 

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  3. Trevor
    July 14, 2017 @ 2:53 am

    Hi there.
    I’m not a runnner, I just never enjoyed it that much. However I am a keen cyclist. Would these help incycling? As I know cyclists also suffer from latic acid build up. I would hope compression socks do. They would also help with visibility on the road if your out on a early morning training session, if you have a bright pair. Thanks for the great article

    Trev

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    • Sports Send
      July 14, 2017 @ 3:05 pm

      Thank you, Trevor.

      Yes, it´s no doubt that it would help you as a cyclist. As you said, it´s an enormous pressure on the calves and legs which can make a bad lactic acid build up.
      And the extra bonus that the drivers can see you too better.

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