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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

SLS Tri Compression Socks Review & Giveaway

Facebook recently introduced me to SLS Tri (HERE) - or SLS3.  They market themselves as "intelligent race apparel".  They claim their gear will change the way you think about what to wear during training and competition.  It is designed to reduce muscle vibration, a major cause of muscle fatigue, improve the feedback between your body and your brain, increase accuracy and efficiency of your movement, and provide superior comfort and fit.

 

I LOVE compression socks!  I have several pairs and several colors.  Many of my clients see me at the first day of practice and just think I'm wearing retro knee-high socks for fun.  Well, that's part of it, but compression socks also make my legs feel awesome!  Not to mention, when they are paired with a pair of running shorts or a cute skirt, they cut the wind on your legs and make a cool spring or fall day very comfortable for a run.

I was sent a beautiful pair of Butterfly Compression Socks (HERE) in pink.  I wear a size 10 running shoe and was sent a size large sock.  These fit me perfectly.  They were snug, but not too tight, as I've experienced with some other brands.  They stayed up when I ran at the gym and on my twelve miler this past weekend.  They never had to be adjusted and didn't cut into my knees.


The Butterfly Compression socks retail online for $60, which is a bit pricey.  But, if you are familiar with compression socks - you will know that this is pretty comparable to other brands and their non-sale prices.  These socks are offered in hot pink and light blue.  i just wish they would offer some more colors!

It's been stated that these compression socks have boosted bloodflow by 34%!  This increases the oxygen being delivered to your leg muscles - and calves - and can increase your performance.  These work great for short and long workouts - keeping your legs fresh - even for the longest workouts.  They have even been known to reduce ankle and foot injuries, due to running.  Even after I dusted off my running shoes for a twelve miler recently, my lower legs felt fresh and were not sore the next day.  It was only my hip flexers that were sore from the long run.  I really think the SLS Tri Compression socks helped prevented post-run soreness in my shins and calves.

I have had my couch to 5K clients suffer from many common "newbie" injuries - compression socks worn during a few short workouts have ocassionally help fixed the problem.


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Two Lucky Winners Will Win ...
a Pair of SLS Tri Compression Socks
Blue - XS
Pink - S
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Enter now though Thursday, December 27.

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[These opinions are all my own. I received the products/samples for free and was not compensated for this review.]

75 comments:

  1. I shared on my FB page. (Enjoying the Course)

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  2. I follow you on FB :) Thanks for this offer! I've been looking at compression socks and have yet to take the plunge

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  3. I'm a blog follower and would love to win.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Also, I follow Running Diva Mom on facebook.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I think the socks would be fabulous to wear when recovering from a hard run. I've also heard people can wear them when they sleep and their legs are "fresh" for morning runs.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I love their website! Wow, tons of great products on their site - love the compression pants but those quad sleeves look fabulous!

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  7. I am a fan of SLS on fb now!

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  8. I shared on my blog sidebar!

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  9. Love their pink compression socks!

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  10. I like the butterfly compression socks.

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  11. I like the pink compression socks

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  12. I follow your blog :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  13. I love the Compression Tri Race Shorts

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  14. follow on GFC Jennifer

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  15. like you on Fb Jennifer Bee
    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  16. Love that they have compression shorts too!

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  17. followed SLS Tri on FB...and let them know you sent me

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  18. I am a subscriber of this blog.

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  19. I checked out the website. The compresion socks look great and I would love to try some to see how they improve my recovery time.

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  20. I like the compression recovery tights.

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  21. went to the SLS tri website and i really like their socks! i'm glad you got to try these particular ones out out of all the ones they have... i like the butterflies!

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  22. im a fan of SLS tri on facebook too!

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  23. i will tweet about it! check it out @running50states :)

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  24. I really like how most of their products are made in the USA. Supporting local economy.

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  25. I really liked the compression shorts and tanks on the SLS site. I also like a company supported by locals.

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  26. I follow your blog on Google Reader

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  27. I visited their site ... I think the socks are really cute! I love butterflies.

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  28. The Fobic Speed Suit is fabulous! Great stuff!

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  29. Yes please!!! I hope I'm a lucky winner! Love love love these socks!!

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  30. I follow you now on GFC. (Anne Watson) :)

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  31. I think the FRT Run Skirt is cute!

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  32. I like the butterfly compression socks.

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  33. Hi,
    nice article thanks a lot for that. Butterfly sox look cool for girls, but I wanted to ask you If you tryed allready also these padded sox: http://korcule.com/textil/ponozky/kompresne-podkolienky-sls3-polstrovane ? is there i diffence? the padded version should be better for running

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  34. nice blog..interested in following each other..
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com/

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  35. What do you think about wearing the compression sleeves for your calves? Do you need the whole sock or is that good enough?
    Triathlon Shorts

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  36. Wow! That compression socks you wore is cool! Love the color and I think it fits you well. As for me, I love purple color compression socks and often buy them online at Legs Therapy so that I could choose the right size, color and brand. :)

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