Originally Posted by NOBD
CP, can you tell more about the socks? What do they do for you?
Compression sleeves: Making a long story short--in January I experienced severe pain in my leg/hip. After months of going in circles and several doctor/therapist visits--and NOT running!--the cause of the pain was discovered. Also, I found a fantastic therapist who also is a University teacher and research person. While my hip flexor movement improved, I still encountered some pain in my lower leg--a bruised muscle? I tried different compression socks but felt that they were not firm enough. Some of them were just uncomfortable. I was introduced to the CEP sock my the owner of a new running store in Detroit who, himself, is a marathon runner and a former therapist. He wears them all the time. I tried them, and I was hooked. I have no pain in my leg. And, I feel that the socks encourage me to pick up feet more and land more softly. The material in the sock is quite thin. Wearing them, even on a hot summer day, is no problem. They work for me.
The Swiftwick socks are thin and really do a great job of keeping my feet dry. They also have some compression technology.
Both socks have websites that explain much more.Edited by clarinetplayer - 8/20/13 at 3:32am