Monday, May 6, 2013

ProCompression Review and GIVEAWAY!



Ever heard of ProCompression socks? Of course you have! Especially if you are a runner.  Though they have many uses if you go to any large race you are going to see compression socks everywhere.  I came across the ProCompression through a few reviews and recommendations and just knew I had to try them.  With the running and race schedule that I have planned for the year the benefits of these socks would be great for my legs.

What benefits you may ask? According to ProCompression:

"Compression technology helps improve blood flow, resulting in better, more consistent performance with less fatigue and faster, more efficient recovery. In addition to improving vascular performance, Marathon compression socks provide support to critical muscles and tendons, helping reduce inflammation and soreness."

Who doesn't want better performance and less soreness?? I know those were the main selling points for me! But, do they work??

On Sunday, I ran my first half marathon.  The Flying Pig in Cincinnati which is  known for it's giant set of hills around mile 6.  I broke a big race day no-no and tried something new and wore the new ProCompression marathon socks so I could have a good distance for review.


One thing I was concerned about are my giant calves.  Any other knee socks normally don't want to fit or are too tight or distorted around my calves.  That was not the case with these socks. They fit comfortably and were not too tight.  It was mostly a gentle snugness which was great.  I wear a 7.5-8 in shoes normally and they sent me a S/M and they were perfect!

I felt great the entire race and I even ended up leaving them on for our 2.5 hour ride home and for awhile after I got home to take advantage of the recovery benefits.  I do have to say that though my I am slightly sore today I know that it could have been worse based on my 11 miler a couple weeks ago.  Thanks ProCompression!

Want to win a pair of your own? ProCompression has been generous in letting me give a pair of Marathon Socks away to you! Just enter through the Rafflecopter below and I will  draw a winner on May 13th and will announce on May 14th.  Good luck!



a Rafflecopter giveaway Also, if you just can't wait and want to order now the folks at ProCompression have also been nice enough to provide a 40% off coupon code for their Marathon Socks and Compression Sleeves. Isn't that awesome?!  Just enter BLG13 at checkout!

I wasn't compensated for this review. ProCompression provided me with these socks in exchange for my honest opinion.

56 comments:

  1. I <3 Compression socks! I swear they do something for me!

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  2. I wear compression socks during a race and after to help with recovery and I swear by them!

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  3. I've been dying to try these - I've only heard great things!

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  4. Recovery, Recovery, Recovery!!! I'm running my first half in October and even if I don't win these, I'll definitely be buying some! :)

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  5. I love how they aid in recovery.

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  6. Love wearing them while I run, I rarely have any calf pain afterwards when I wear them. I SO want some pink ones!!!

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  7. I already have 2 pairs and I love how they help me recover... I want more! :)

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  8. I have 2 pairs so I would love another one. I could use all of the help I can get!

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  9. Recovery is so important when wearing them...doesn't hurt that they're cute too ;-)

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  10. Thank you for the information. I am currently healing from Achilles Tendinitis. These sound like they could help a lot, especially since there is not a lot of blood flow to my affected area. Great price too!

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  11. I absolutely LOVE how the ProCompression socks make my feet/legs recover from a long day and/or a run/race.

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  12. I love wearing compressions.. they provide excellent support and decrease fatigue!

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  13. I love ProCompression--sleep in them after every long run!

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  14. I have been wanting to try procompression socks for SO LONG! Sadly, I am a poor grad student so I haven't had a chance to buy them yet =(

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  15. I wear compression socks for recovery and on long plane flights

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  16. Plus, I have shin splints so compression socks will really help me with recovery after long runs!

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  17. I never tried compression socks! Being such an avid runner, I dont know why I havent!! I would love to win a pair and try them out!

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  18. Decreased recovery time from long runs!

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  19. oh! recovery!!! though weraing them while running helps me with fatigue...

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  20. I love wearing them during my runs!

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  21. Just started running 5 months ago and am starting to feel sore with my long runs... I want help my shins recover with ProCompression socks!!

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  22. I need them to help my shins recover!!

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  23. I definitely want them for recovery - mainly tight calf/shin splints!

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  24. Love pro-compression and would love to have another pair!

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  25. Would love to have compression socks to decrease fatigue - surgery on my peroneal tendon a year ago has left me with near-constant swelling!

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  26. Would love to try them to help with continual swelling after surgery for peroneal tendon repair last year!

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  27. Came to your blog from the PRO Compression Facebook page. I have been wanting to try these out for a few weeks now!

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  28. I like to wear them on days when I am going to be on my feet all day, for extra support.

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  29. I love wearing compression socks while running-- they're my "security blanket" while running races!

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  30. I have one pair and could definitely use another!

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  31. I love my compression socks, even when travelling cross country and running a half I had minimal soreness and no puffyness!

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  32. I want to try compression socks to help in recovery.

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  33. I ran the flying pig half on Sunday, too! I loved it! Such a great race (maybe I'm biased because I'm from Cincinnati?) and I absolutely plan on doing it again. The crowd support was incredible - made those hills in the middle so much better!!
    I've been wanting to try pro-compression socks because of the recovery benefits they give -- especially as I'm trying to increase mileage and maybe get my first marathon on the books within the next year. eeeek!

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    1. I had a great time! I couldn't believe how many people were out that early in the morning!

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  34. I LOVE compression for the recovery and lazy days! :) Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  35. I LOVE Pro Compression socks! I always wear them for recovery! I can't wait to try some on the road! :)

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  36. I suffer from shin splints! So I like to wear them during long runs & races to prevent them from trying to ruin my fun lol & also during recovery. :D
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :D

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  37. I like to use the compression socks during my long runs or during races because I get shin splints often and they ruin my fun. I also like to wear them during recovery. I've actually worn them to work after a hard race. :D

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  38. I have a pair already and I love how they look and feel after a run! I want a pink pair now!

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  39. I have been wanting to try these for a while! I can't afford any new stuff right now and it's making me crazy seeing these everywhere!

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  40. I like the idea of using them for recovery. I have a pair of their sleeves, but not the socks. i would love to see the difference...

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  41. RECOVERY, i have never tried!

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  42. I LOVE my compression socks for long runs and I always wear them for recovery

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  43. I LOVE ProCompression socks - they make my calves feel like they can rest, all snugged up. I sleep with them on after long runs and I think it helps my legs feel less tired.

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  44. I would use it after a long run to help me for recovery. I've been thinking of getting one. I want to win so I can finally try them.
    - http://ja-ontherun.com

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  45. I wore PRO Compression recently for the Broad Street 10 mile Run and LOVED them mucho. For the during and recovery. I need more!

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  46. Keeping it tight!! Love pro compression gear.

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  47. Hope to win these. I have a pair of compression sleeves and LOVE them. I think I would really like the socks, too!

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  48. I used to suffer from major shin splints. Since using compression sleeves I dont have any issues, but I've never tried procompression, but I hope to!

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  49. I wear them during races to decrease leg fatigue. I wear them afterwards to prevent blood clots when flying.

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  50. I LOVE my compression socks!!!

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  51. I like the recovery aspect of compression. When I am in full training mode the mileage takes a toll on my aging body!
    My wife's first half marathon was The Flying Pig a few years ago. Afterwards she said never again, she just finished her first full marathon last weekend in Pittsburgh!

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