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Compression socks make my long run legs happy.
Here’s my post-long run ritual:
- Hobble up the stairs carrying everything I could possibly need for the rest of the afternoon so I only have to make the trip once.
- Drink the protein smoothie that my husband makes and leaves in the fridge for me.
- Share pictures of my Garmin and post-run selfies on social media. (Come on, you know you do it too.)
- Take a hot bubble/Epsom salt bath.
- Put on a t-shirt and compression socks, get into bed, and take a nap.
If I’m really lucky, my husband will keep the kids out of the house all afternoon so that I can sleep, rest, and recover.
A lot of my friends run in their compression socks and sleeves, but I only wear mine for recovery (just a personal preference). There are a lot of benefits to wearing compression socks (click HERE to learn more), but I just love the way they feel on my tired, sore legs.
But compression gear can be cost-prohibitive. Calf sleeves can cost $40+, and over-the-calf socks (my favorites) can go for as much as $70! I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to justify that expense when I’m already spending over $100 on running shoes every few months.
That’s the #1 thing that makes Tiux Performance Compression Socks different from other brands – the price. Tiux Compression Socks are $35 and are delivered with free shipping.
Here’s how they pull that off:
Okay, but now you’re probably thinking that a $35 product can’t be made as well as a $70 product. But Tiux Compression Socks have the same features as their more expensive competition. From their website:
- Wide top band for comfort.
- Calf support and stabilization.
- Achilles tendon protection to prevent blistering and irritation.
- “Y” heel for contoured perfect fit.
- Padded footbed provides cushion and shock absorption.
- Seamless toe for maximum comfort.
- Breathable mesh instep to keep your feet cool and dry.
- Graduated compression (20-25 mmHg) to increase blood circulation.
- Constructed with premium technical fabrics for superior moisture management and breathability.
- 200 thread count for ultimate durability,comfort and fit.
- Left and right anatomical design.
But how do they feel?
I’ve been fortunate enough to try out a number of different brands of compression gear – some were purchased with my own money, some I won in blog giveaways, and some (like Tiux) I received for free so that I could review them here. With that said, I feel comfortable telling you that Tiux Compression Socks absolutely stand up to their more expensive competition.
Here’s what I love about them:
- The footbed is significantly more cushioned than the other brands that I’ve tried.
- The toe box is wide, but not too wide – just enough so that my feet don’t feel squished.
- They are designed (and clearly marked) differently for the left and right foot.
- The top band is wider than other compression socks. It still fits snugly, but I find it more comfortable – plus they’re easier to take on and off.
What would I change?
Really, the only thing that comes to mind is the color – black/gray/green aren’t really my thing. BUT I can see on their website that they’re coming out with two other color combos – green/black/blue and pink/purple/green. So that takes care of that.
Oh, and before I get to the giveaway, here’s one other cool thing about Tiux. They’ve committed to donating 1% of their revenue to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) – an organization whose mission is to save lives and protect communities from landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), and other weapons remaining after conflict.
Tiux is giving away one pair of their Performance Compression Socks. Use the form below to enter. And if you don’t want to wait for the giveaway, go HERE to pre-order a pair today!
Stuff you should know before you enter the giveaway —> * This giveaway is open to US residents only. You must be 18+ to enter. Winners will be notified via email and given 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner may be selected. Mommy Runs It is not responsible for prize fulfillment.