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Monday, March 22, 2010

Recovery Sock Product Review & Giveaway


Recovery Socks are so popular right now and are pretty affordable compared to the other compressions socks I've seen. They come in the standard black, white and grey, but are also offered in fucshia and lime green. Hmmmm ... do I have a running skirt to match these?!?! This cute fucshia pair is sweet and they are exactly what I snagged to review were only listed at $34.90.

Recovery socks claims that they are a graduated compressions sock. They are supposed to enhance and stimulate circulation in your lower legs. You can wear Recovery Socks during a long training run to keep your legs fresh or aftwards during recovery. They are also great for long airplane rides and traveling.

They claim that they will boost your performance, improves oxygen delivery to the muscles, stimulates blood circulation, reduces leg cramps and stiffness and will reduce lactic acid production in your legs.
They are made of a wicking and antibacterial fiber (we're all so technical, aren't we?!) and were tested on World Class endurance athletes.

I've worn my Recovery Socks three or four times already. Once on my recent 18 miler and the others on shorter treadmill runs (3-4 miles). I also wore them once AFTER a workout, to see if I'd feeling any different during recovery.


Little Diva is the best lil photographer these days!!

They were great for my long outdoor run, because the weather was somewhat cool, and the socks kept my legs warm. When the sun came out and things heated up over the next three hours, I didn't overheat, as I feared I would with these socks. They kept me at the right temperature. I was worried that they may shift or fall down, but they didn't. I also have "thicker" legs then other long distance runners and they seem to fit me just fine. They may not look as sleek as they would on some of you, but they fit just fine and didn't need adjusting as I ran. Now that I look back to last weekend, I didn't feel sore the next day after running 18 miles, didn't have trouble walking down stairs or anything. I'm not sure if this was due to the Recovery Socks or not. But, they sure didn't hurt the training run.



The first time I wore them was on a 5K treadmill run and I felt the biggest effect during that wear. My legs felt a bit tingly which kept my mind entertained during my workout.


They are also super cute, as some of you are really getting into the knee-high socks craze right now while running. As much as I love being matchy-matchy and sporting cute running outfits, I wonder if others out walking during my long run just thought I was trying to be "cute" rather than testing out some "compression socks". Oh well, I guess that's multi-tasking!!


Check out what other athletes are saying about Recovery Socks here.


Visit Recovery Socks online at: http://www.recoverysock.com/


You can pick up your pair of fucshia recovery socks and two Recovery Socks headbands here in my huge giveaway. If you haven't entered already, why not?!?! Check it out, you can sponsor me in my marathon for the Girls on the Run Program and you can try out a lot of great products!!!! Check it out, check it out, check it out ...... (If you're daughter watches Sonny with a Chance on the Disney Channel, you'll get that one -- We love Demi Lovato!!). Entries are being accepted until midnight on Thursday, April 1st!

18 comments:

  1. It's good to know they didn't get too hot and didn't fall down. I was wondering about that. Thanks for the review!

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  2. Uhmm is it sad that I just laughed hysterically to the "check it out" reference? haha! I loved that segment.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by!!

    And the first post of yours I get to read is about my favorite clothing.... COMPRESSION!!! I love compression, I truely believe it works. What I like about recovery socks is that they are about $15 cheaper then most of the other socks out on the market, I wish they made compression tights, I sure need some

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  4. Thanks for the review! I have been really curious about recovery socks (especially since I'm new to running my legs get pretty tired and sore) and have been debating whether or not to get some. The pink ones are pretty cute too:-)!

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  5. Thanks for the review. I was just sitting here with ice on my shins and wondering if they would help with shin splints, too?

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  6. Hi! I just found your blog today when doing a search for "running 5K scrapbook" or something close to that. I have been having a lot of fun reading your posts and loved seeing your race plans for 2009 and 2010. I live near the Wis. border and just started running this past fall. The Princess Half was my first Half Marathon. :) I am definitely hooked into running. :) I am signed up for the Crazylegs run. :) And I was a running buddy last fall at the Chicago Girls on the Run 5K event. It is awesome that you are going to be a sole mate. Anyway, sorry for the long comment. I just thought I would introduce myself and say thank you for providing me info and entertainment! Stephanie

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  7. I have considered the compression socks for flights - given the concern for blood clots - particularly for marathoners. I hadn't considered them for the actual run. My only minor concern is the odd tan line...although I have pretty odd tan lines already - when I go to the beach it looks like I have white socks on, LOL.

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  8. I've been rocking the Zensa sleeves, but having it all in the form of a sock would be pretty awesome.

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  9. Thanks for the review! I am a huge fan of compression and truly believe that it works. I love Zensah, but I think I'll have to try the recovery sock now!

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  10. Thanks for the review! Love your little outfit! You are fabulously adorable!!! I am seriously going to steal your BondiBands!

    xo

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  11. Look at your cute little outfit...zebra print and everything! So cute!

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  12. Hey girl! Thanks for finding my blog! and thanks for the great review! I am not a natural runner. I hate it. I suck at it. I love aerobic type workouts....but runners are always so thin and tone....I want to run! I just walked 10.5 miles in our local Relay for Life this weekend :) I guess thats a start! hehe!
    have a great Monday!
    ~Abigail

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  13. I got a pair while training for a marathon last fall and loved them. I only wore them a few times but they really worked well - including one 16 mile run I had to do early morning, in the cold dark gloom prior to a Big 10 football game! I didn't cramp up or anything while I sat in the bleachers for 4 hours!!
    Glad to hear they didn't get too warm when the temp warmed up. I was wondering about that!

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  14. thanks for your review and thoughts and reminder about airplane rides! I'm going on one next month, so I have to remember to wear mine. I have the same hot pink ones!

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  15. great review. I have not mustered the courage to try them, but think they are a great idea in theory.

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  16. Tingly - is that a good thing while you're running? I usually don't want my legs to tingle while I run :)!

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  17. Hey Running Diva Mom, thanks for stopping by Circle30. I will follow you to keep myself motivated!

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog! The socks sound like a good idea - I'm not sure I would enjoy them - I guess I would just have to try them! I wondered if they would be hot and if they'd fall down - thanks for answering those questions! :)

    happy running

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