Disclaimer: I was provided a pair of Zensah compression socks as compensation for this review and giveaway. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
As I’ve been training for my marathon, I’ve been running with the Kalamazoo Area Runner’s Beyond training group. What I love about the group is not only the extra accountability, pre-planned routes, great people, fuel stops, and freebies, but the amazing opportunity to pick the brains of more experienced runners. I mean, where are they going for the next few hours?!?
One piece of advice that I was frequently hearing was to wear compression socks. Hmm…great advice, but which ones? Would it really work? Well thanks to the kind folks at Zensah I was able to experience the compression goodness for myself!
My socks came while I was at work, but I put them on anyways…
Note to self: if you are wearing skinny jeans, you will need to go to the bathroom to put your compression socks on.
A little about Zensah compression socks in their own words:
“Zensah compression socks are knee high compression socks and make use of graduated compression to enhance blood circulation and oxygen flow to increase athletic performance. With Zensah Compression Socks, you are able to run farther, bike longer, and train harder. The compression socks are also great for those on their feet all day or traveling.”
Okay, things I like about the Zensah Compression Socks:
- They were very supportive, especially in the around the toes and heels.
- They come in lots of cute colors—including neon! I rocked my socks after my long run on Saturday in my wedding day dress all the way from Kzoo to Fort Wayne. I got some nice looks at Subway and the gas station.
- I also really liked the nice left and right marks on the socks. Just in case your brain is fuzzy.
- The Zensah compression socks worked! After my long run I stretched, put on the socks, drove 2 hours, and was ready to dance just a few hours later. I was impressed by how minimal my soreness was! They worked better than my ice bath last week; and I don’t know about you, but I will take wearing over socks over an ice bath any day!
Best news of all? The kind folks at Zensah are giving a pair of their awesome compression socks away to one of my readers! Awesome!