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Friday, November 5, 2010

CEP Compression Socks (SportsCompression.com) Product Review & Giveaway

Earlier this fall, I was contacted by David from SportsCompression.com (HERE) to conduct my review of CEP Compression Socks (HERE).

I was asked the following information:

1. Calf Circumference at the widest point - 14 1/2 inches
2. Color Preference - pink (of course)

I was sent a pair of pink CEP Compression Socks in a women's size III.

I told David that these would be great to try out after running marathon #3. I thought they would be great for recovery after the race. I also mentioned that they may be a good option to wear during the race if it were chilly, though I was doubtful I could wear compression socks for 26+ miles. He assured me that they would be a "good wear" during my 26.2 mile journey.

Race day it was 30-something degrees when we started and still only in the 50's when we finished. I wore running shorts and these babies kept my legs warm and comfortable during the entire run. My legs also felt fresh. I didn't have any problems with my legs until that last mile. I never hit a wall and my legs didn't start to "buckle" until I was approaching the finish line. Just look at how great I was feeling ...
These stayed in place during the entire 26 miles. I loved the fit. They never moved. Really. They felt really tight when I first put them ... but that was good. They were a perfect and clung to fit ME perfectly. I was a little concerned because I have bigger legs (stronger legs, right?!) for a runner, and was concerned that the top of the socks may dig into my legs and the back of my knees while I was running. But, they didn't. They were comfortable. They were awesome.
Because the CEP Compression Socks kept my legs so fresh during the race, I was only feeling sore for a couple of days post race and went out for a recovery run three days post-marathon. I think that says a lot. I could have gone sooner, but mentally, I needed a break.
Another great fact ... I kept all of my toenails after this marathon! With the other two I have had tons of TERRIBLE blisters on my feet, including under a few toenails. I've always lost toenails from a marathon. Not this time. Not a single blister! Believe it. If you're worried about chaffing and blistering ... dont't.

At $54.99 they are not a small investment for your running wardrobe. We all know that. But, I think they are a great investment at that. Men and women are both wearing them at races. Men seem to wear them for function and women wear them for fashion and function (at list I do!). My legs and I had a great experience at my marathon with CEP Compression Socks. I think you'll have a great experience as well. Maybe you can put a pair on your wish list for the holidays?! Have someone else make that investment for you!
CEP Compression socks are for runners and endurance athletes. The scientifically optimized pressure flow provides your muscles with the maximum amount of oxygen and energy during performance and recovery. The times are over where the sole purpose of socks and stockings was to protect feet from blistering. The CEP compression sportsocks are the first functional sport socks with a unique compression profile that provides a scientifically proven increase in blood circulation and a consequent increase in performance.
Achilles Tendon Support: Additional support of the Achilles tendon protects and prevents irritable tendons.
Padded Foot Soles: The special support of the foot sole prevents irritations caused by pressure spots.
Ventilation Channels: For a pleasant foot climate.
3-D Fit: The socks adjust to the anatomy of the leg and foot for a perfect fit thanks to the three-dimensional manufacturing process.
Prevent:
Shin Splints
Cramps
Achilles Issues
Fatigue
Micro Muscle tears
Vibration trauma
Blisters
Blood clots from travel
Colors available: White, Black, Pink (women’s only), NEW Progressive Design: White and Black, NEW Green Socks!
Material: 85% Polyamid, 15% Elasthan
Our company was formed in 2008 with the passion to bring quality products to athletes just like us. Through our quest in testing products for our own personal use we decided to sell only the top items we have experienced and focus solely on compression sportswear given the increased category importance. Every athlete can benefit from compression and we want to give athletes an experience where they trust the products offered and feel safe knowing the company behind them supports the customers needs. It's our goal to be a favorite on the internet for niche products that can make a positive impact in an athletes performance.

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One lucky winner will win a
pair of CEP Socks
of their choice from


Everyone will receive a 15% discount code,
if you aren't lucky enough to win a pair of your own!


PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!!!

1 – Become a follower of my blog or already are?! LEAVE ME A COMMENT

2 – Follow Running Diva Mom on Facebook HERE. LEAVE ME A COMMENT

3 – Visit the SportsCompression.com website HERE and tell me your color preference, gender and we'll get your calf circumference later. LEAVE ME A COMMENT

4 – Become a fan of SportsCompression.com on Facebook HERE (and let them know Running Diva Mom sent you!). LEAVE ME A COMMENT

5 – Post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter account. LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR EACH.

Enter now though Saturday, November 13.
Winner will be announced on Sunday.


[If you would like YOUR product or website featured on Running Diva Mom, please email me at ( runningdivamom at charter dot net ) ]

409 comments:

  1. Already a follower of your blog.

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  2. Giveaway is posted on my blog sidebar

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  3. I like Running Diva Mom on FB.

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  4. I like Sport Compression on FB.

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  5. Could I possibly go with anything other than pink? :)

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  6. I thought about doing this for my husband, but I don't think he'd wear them. So women, pink (duh)

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  7. And I posted on my blog the contest.http://www.babyweightmyfatass.com/

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  8. I love the women's green compression socks. :)

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  9. I like sportcompressionsocks.com on FB.

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  10. Already follow you on FB, that's how I found out about this wonderful giveaway.

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  12. I would love to try out the women's all sport calf sleeves, in black.

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  13. I just became a fan of SC on FB and let them know you sent me by writing on their wall.

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  14. twittered about it at run 4 may

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  15. I posted a link on my blog.

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  16. I would love the women's pink compression socks!

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  17. I'm also following you on FB.

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  18. I of course love the run & recover socks in Womens Pink! I would love to have a run with NO shin splints at all, if this does the trick, it just *may* be what I need!

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  19. Adding your giveaway to my sidebar!

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  20. Hey, Diva! I follow your blog!

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  21. I also follow you on Facebook!

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  22. Aaaand.... I went to the sportscompression website, and I'm a girl who loves the pink socks!

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  23. became a fan of them on FB and left a comment!

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  24. I like SC on FB and left a comment!

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  25. And I follow you on Facebook

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  26. I "like" sports compression on FB

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  27. NofSahm linked you up on Facebook!

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  28. I "like" sports compression on Facebook!

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  29. I am a follower...slow these days (heehee sore legs from racing) but a follower.

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  30. I still love pink! I think that might show I'm a girl. ;-)

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  31. Linking you on FB...I reeeeeeeeeally need to win some compression. After 180 days my legs are in need!

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  32. I will be added your link to my blog where I beg everyone to come over and enter the contest...as me! heeheehee

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  33. Although I would love to try the pink running socks, I noticed they carry ski/snowboard compression socks and I am gearing up to hit the slopes! I want to give those puppies a try!

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  34. I follow- I need to get these, so even the 15% discount will make me smile

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  35. Love the look of the black run & recover sock

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  36. I liked Running Diva Mom on FB!

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  37. I love the pink, and I'm a girl :D

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  38. I like SportsCompression.com on FB

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  39. Linked in my blog (365awesomedays.blogspot.com)

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  40. I have a pair of CEP sleeves in black. I'd love a pair of socks in black too!

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  41. I think I would have a hard time choosing between the pink and lime socks. Probably lime though. Female.

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  42. I'm a fan of CEP on facebook and I left you some props.

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  43. Linking you on my sidebar right now. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  44. My favorite socks are the pink Run & Recovers!

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  45. I "liked" sports compression on facebook and left them a comment

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  46. And I follow Running Diva Mom on Facebok.

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  47. I'm a woman. I like the pink Run & Recovers!

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  48. I like Sports Compression on Facebook and left them a message.

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  49. I already like sports compression on fb.

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  50. I'm a woman, and I'm grooving on the lime green.

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  51. I would love a green pair, but I think I would let Jesse get a black pair!

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  52. I posted a link to my blogs sidebar!

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  53. I would choose the pink size III womens

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  54. I like Running Diva on facebook!

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  55. womens socks in either pink or white....tough call!

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  56. I would love the pink..in women's! :)

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  57. I'm a fan of sportscompression on FB!

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  58. 3 - I would like either pink or purple for socks and I am a female...

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  59. Of course I want Pink.... and I am a "girl"

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  60. I became a fan of Sports Compression on FB!

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  61. i follow sportscompression on fb now

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  62. I follow Running Diva Mom on facebook!

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  63. either the bright green or white! :) And I'm a female :)

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  64. I posted your giveaway on my blog!

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  65. I follow sports compression on facebook

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  66. I would get a pair in black or white!

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  67. I posted a link on my blog at www.runtohealth.blogspot.com

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  68. I'm a woman and I want some white socks...just plain ones. I bought some pink ones and need some just white, LOL.

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  69. I follow you on Facebook! :0)

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  70. I love the Women's Pink! :0)

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  71. I became a fan of theirs on Facebook! :0)

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  72. I posted a link to this giveaway in my blog! :0)

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  73. http://runningonstilts.blogspot.com/2010/11/friday-fun-for-all.html

    posted to my blog :)

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  74. I would rock the pink as well. Thanks for showing me their website- I actually wear stockings everyday.

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