I own a few pairs of compression socks that I use for long-haul flights and general leg fatigue. As much as I love my compression socks I prefer to wear my own socks - so I decided to try these compressions sleeves. These work exactly like my full socks but better because I can wear socks that I find comfortable.
In comparison to CEP compression sock I would rate these cuffs as medium (CEP IMO) rate as moderate to maximum. These socks wash nicely and hang to dry with drying complete in less than 1 hour.
I definitely will be investing in an additional pair so that I always have an extra on hand.
For reference I am 5'9" 150lbs with long legs. My calves are 16.5" and I purchased the large size sock. The pink color is nice and bright.
I am a new walker, in my 70's, and was experiencing shin splints. I purchased these to see if they helped. Guess what ... along with stretching, these have been a tremendous help. They hold their shape, wash well & are comfortable to wear. I'll buy them again!
I bought these calf sleeves because I run about 18 miles a week indoors and outdoors and gets chronic shin splints. I was concerned about the size because I am a 5-2 petite woman. I was pleasantly surprised to find that these sleeves actually fit very well. I think they would also be suitable for a man or a bigger person because they're pretty stretchy. Regarding my shin splints, the ones in my right leg went away and I have occasional shin splints in my left leg. However, they are not nearly as bad and do not occur nearly as often as they do if I don't wear these.
Hand wash with mild detergent.
Would buy again!
I had strained my left calf muscle for the first time in my life after transitioning into HIIT on my treadmill with minimalist shoes and I could not walk properly for a couple days. Once the compression sleeves arrived, I put them on and started to notice immediate relief! Its been about a week now and I am about ready to continue training on the treadmill again!!