What’s more stupid than a sock ? Two socks ?
Nope, socks can be your ally for better performance while practicing high level sport or simply for comfort when just hanging around.
For many years now compression socks have been around but were targeted to athletes or those having issues with blood circulation.
I found these socks at a golf tournament and decided to give them a try as I walked the 18 holes following players … That could tire anyone even the sporty.
The principle of compression socks is the following: during the effort, the calves play the role of peripheral heart (a 2nd source of oxygenation of your muscles).
During sport, the veins dilate which decrease the oxygenation of the muscles.
This can create tiredness, cramps, … which will lead to lesser performances and sometimes to injury.
The difference with medical compression is that it starts from the calves instead of the ankles. If you don’t have a pathology its better to work from the calves than the ankles.
How to find your size ? Measure the calves diameter and the tibia length.
Lots of athletes use them regularly (Tennis players, soccer and golf players, …).
Being a daily hero, you can use them during sport sessions, or after for recovery or while working on your comfort. Give them a try, you might be surprised as to how effective they are.
Pick your style between recovery socks, booster (no foot) and socks.
I bought 2 invisible running short socks, 1 pair of running ankle socks and 1 pair of multisport socks.
Check this small French company located in Saint Etienne called BV Sport which is manufacturing them since 1998.
More infos on www.bvsport.com