As you probably already know, I have a slight obsession with my PRO Compression socks. I can be seen wearing them before and after runs, during long runs, sleeping, and under my boots during the day. So basically I wear them all the time.
They were especially helpful over the weekend when I took 4 flights to get to and from Arkansas for my SIL’s baby shower. (Well worth it of course!) I’m always grateful to be able to wear my compression socks while flying to reduce swelling and promote blood flow to the legs. I know that everyone who sees them while I go through security is secretly jealous.
I’ve also found that my favorite trick to keeping your boots down under your jeans/pants is to wear compression socks under them. I used to wear long socks that I would pull over my pants and then wear my boots but I felt like my made my pants puff out around the knee or get pulled down too low. Somehow the compression socks under my pants magically keeps my pants nicely tucked inside my boots, while providing all the benefits of compression at the same time.
I’ve also been wearing the calf sleeves under my running tights lately for some extra warmth. This works on days when I need warmer socks but still want to wear compression while I am running.
According to the PRO Compression website:
PRO Compression socks deliver maximum comfort and speedy recovery times. The science is complex, but benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood. The moment you put these socks on your feet, you will feel the difference.
True graduated compression promotes circulation by squeezing fluids away from your feet and ankles toward your knees and core. This design reduces swelling and inflamation and provides critical support to muscles and tendons.
Sounds pretty good, huh?
And now, PRO Compression giveaway time! PRO Compression will send one lucky winner a pair of marathon socks or sleeves of their choice! Enter using the rafflecopter below. I’ll be selecting a winner next Monday!
In the meantime, head over to PRO Compression and treat yourself to some marathon socks or sleeves using the discount code BLG14 for 40% off! Might I suggest these cute Valentine’s socks which are February’s sock of the month?
When are you most likely to wear compression socks?
This giveaway is sponsored by PRO Compression. I am a PRO Compression Ambassador, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen says
I love compression socks 🙂 I wear them most after runs or races.
Chrissy @Pink Polish and Running Shoes says
Great giveaway. Love the pink argyle socks! So cute.
Chrissy @Pink Polish and Running Shoes says
I’d be most likely to wear compressions socks while running (obvious I know haha) and when I’m flying. I love that idea.
Sam @ The Running Graduate says
I also wear compression socks all the time! They’ve been so great the last couple of weeks with my achy calf.
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes says
I love compression socks for flights or long car rides! They keep my legs feeling good even after hours of sitting.
I’m a big fan of the marathon and low trainer socks. I wear their socks during races, after races and also during/after long runs!
I like wearing the socks after a hard race or really hard training run! They really saved my life after the marathon + redeye flight home!
Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola says
I have never worn compression socks but would love to try them out!
Alexis Teevens says
After long runs! I have a pair of old compression sleeves from a different company that help a little bit, but I’d love one of these super cute pairs.
Michele @ paleorunningmomma says
Lisa I wear them all the time too! Especially in the winter when I can’t have my ankles cold ever. They are the best and it was you who totally got me into them!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma says
OMG and the valentines socks, must have them!
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine says
I’m glad that I could introduce you to them and that you like them so much!!
I like wearing them during work because it makes sitting a chair for long periods of time a little more possible and less painful.
Steffany R. says
I wear the socks to recover and sleeves to run in! Thanks for the giveaway!
Chelsea P says
I wear mine any chance I get: during workouts, post workouts and even flying! I accidentally wore them once flying and what a happy accident that was!
Chelsea P says
I wear the socks any chance I get! By accident I wore them on a flight once and what a happy accident that was! I am always wearing them for my workouts and love to recover in them!
Lauren H says
I wear the sleeves and socks both for running and recovery! I love all the fun patterns!
Cary Russell says
Compression socks rock! They’re so important for better recovery! You can wear them anytime.
Kristine @ Pink Cupcake Runs says
I would wear Pro Compression socks after a long run. Much needed with marathon training starting now!
Laura @ the gluten-free treadmill says
Awesome giveaway – and seriously, I need this! But for some reason raffle copter won’t let me enter…
That’s so strange! I believe you can sign in using either facebook or E-mail. Did you try both?
meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles says
I love my pro compression socks and sleeves. I always where them when I fly! They are great under boots too and definitely keep me warmer in the winter months.
YAY! I Wouls love to win because I love PRO!
I wear them everyday of my life! it’s bordering on obnoxious at this point…My husband doesn’t even know what my feet look like anymore! 🙂
Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine says
Not sure which my husband thinks is worse…the compression socks every day or the runner’s feet:)
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
Love the Valentine’s Day socks! 🙂 I would wear them after a run, a tough workout or just to stay warm. I am ALWAYS cold. Have a great Monday!
Sara @ Lake Shore Runner says
After a long run! Or on a flight.
Chelsea @ runner's table says
I love wearing compression socks after long runs and when I travel.
Cori @ She's Going the Distance says
Always wearing my Pro’s on planes & after hard workouts 🙂
Allegra Young says
I am most likely to wear compression socks on trail runs because they help keep the blood flowing and they also protect my skin from grasses that give me hives!
I would love to try them out on a weekend morning run 🙂
I have Zensah sleeves and I wear them both during long runs and after. I have two pair so I can wash the sweaty pair and wear the clean pair.
Heather @ The Shoes Run 50 says
I love compression socks for during and after runs. Haven’t tried Pro compression…yet!
Carlee McDot says
I wear during long runs, after hard workouts, on long car rides or plane trips, etc… Maybe the better question is when DON’T I wear PC! 😉
I wish I could be wearing them right now! My calves are so sore from yesterday’s run, but I have huge calves and the Pro-Compression sleeves I ordered are too small. (even at the biggest size).
I need to find some that fit, I think it would make a world of difference in recovery.
I also wear them the same way – under jeans, inside of boots! I had the same realization about wearing socks over boots, and this is so much easier. I love wearing compression socks after a long run or a hard speed session.
Brilliant on the boots/jeans trick! I need to try that next time. I have a few pairs of compression socks and while I don’t wear them for running very often (I overheat) they are staples for post-long run and post-race.
Holly E says
I would wear them after a run.
I’ve been meaning to buy a pair of compression socks for a long time. I think I’d love them for traveling.
I wear them all the time! Love Pro!
Em Mahr says
I love to wear compression socks when I run. Not only do they feel very supportive of my calves, I like that they’re tight and don’t bunch up or fall down when I’m running.
LOVE PC socks – they are my favorite brand 🙂
I use them more for recovery after long runs during training, but use them on race day in half & full if the weather permits.
I love Pro Compression socks! I especially love to wear them for recovery after a long or hard run. Although I also love to incorporate them into race outfits too – they make me feel like a super cool runner 🙂
I would wear them to sleep after long runs. I’ve done this once (borrowed some from a friend) and my legs felt GREAT the next day! I’ve been drooling over the pink heart ones since I saw them here on your blog! 🙂
I love pro compression socks. I wear them on planes as well. You can never have too many.
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
I wear mine all of the time. I especially like to wear them after a long run, but also LOVE to wear them on my 12 hour shifts at the hospital, they make all the difference in the world!
Karen @karenlovestorun says
LOVE my ProCompression socks! I have the neon yellow marathon socks on my wish list…I would wear these during a half marathon or long distance training run!
I wear them after my long runs. I didn’t think of wearing the calf sleeves when I need warmer socks. Lately I have been wearing my long ski socks (wool) which have some compression to them, but really aren’t as good.
After a long run or tough workout.
Kimberly @ Healthy Strides says
I wear the socks all of the time. It’s better to ask when I don’t wear them 🙂
Lauren @ ihadabiglunch says
Ok Lisa I’m a little salty about this because I just bought a pair of Pro Compression socks on Saturday. Haha just kidding but good call supporting this brand! They’re awesome. I love wearing them to recover. I’m not the best at recovering (ice/stretch/foam roll, etc.) but with these I can be lazy and still treat my body well after a run.
Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles says
I LOVE compression socks/sleeves. I wear them on every long run (and every race) and I wear them often when I fly!
I wear them out and about after my longs run on Saturday, but also to work after my speedwork on Tuesdays!
I love compression socks for recovery after a nice long run!
I love compression socks, but only have one pair! I wear them during my long runs most SATURDAYS, but have heard great things about Pro Compression! Thanks for a fun giveaway!
I’m having trouble pasting my website address to leave a comment, so I hope this works…
Anyway! I *love* ProCompression! I wear them during long (5+ miles) and they are the best for travel 🙂 I haven’t tried sleeping in them before. If I win a pair, that’s just what I’ll do in them!
Compression stocks are great for recovery, and particularly helpful for long car rides/flights home after a race!
Emily @My Healthyish Life says
I wear compression socks to bed a lot! And always after long runs.
I’d love to try these! The only brand I’ve ever worn is CEP. I love them and I’m scared to spend the $ to branch out. One of those “if it ain’t broke” kinds of things. 🙂
Laci Turner says
I love wearing my CEP calf sleeves to school and especially for exhausting running days.
I’d probably wear these socks during my long runs, because I recently had to a take a break from running due to inflammation in my ankle, and these would really help prevent future injuries!
I wear my compression socks after my long runs and races. They’re perfect for recovery.
would love to win!!
Jess C says
When am I likely to wear them? More like when aren’t I wearing them ! I pair them with my compression tights for races , under my jeans after morning workouts and during any of my runs/ bike seshs. Obsessed with procompression !
Stacy @ Sweating Tulipz says
I think I’d be most likely to wear these at night. I have Tommy Copper compression ankle braces that I wear during my sleep and they make a world of difference. I would also want to try them under my skinny jeans in my boots…that is always a struggle to get my jeans to stay tucked comfortably in my boots.
Since I’m eight months pregnant and having some ahem swelling in my ankles, I would wear these everywhere!
I’ve never used compression socks but I would like to try them both during my runs and during recovery!
I usually wear compression socks after long runs, but may also start wearing them under my tights now. Extra warmth!
Anna @ Piper's Run says
I usually wear compression socks during a long run or post any running/snowshoeing/all day on my feet kinda of days!
Sheena @ Paws and Pavement says
I really need to get a pair of compression socks. My feet always swell and get extremely hot when doing long runs. Do the compression socks help achy feet after the run as well?
I think so! That is one of the reasons why I prefer the socks to the sleeves. I was having some foot problems last winter and I felt like they helped to speed up recovery after hard runs.
I love my PRO compression socks! I wear them for long runs, recovery, and under my scrubs!
Love compression socks! I have been wearing them more and more as I up my mileage again 🙂
Beth Ely says
I’d definitely wear compression socks when I run…haven’t tried them yet, but I so want to! And I’d try your trick about wearing them under jeans and boots, too!!
Ashley Widis says
I live in pro compression socks right now as i am in the midst of marathon training! Love their tights too!!!!
Sybil Camacho says
I wear them for long runs and for recovery! They make my legs feel great!
Tricia Vaughn says
I love Pro Compression socks. I wear them running mostly but I also wear them when I may have done too many stairs that day and have sore calf muscles. I also love wearing my PC socks under my boots it is funny how they keep your pants from riding up. Love that!
Kelcy B. says
I love compression socks but sometimes they’re so expensive! I wear my sleeves whenever the fashion police won’t catch me in them!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
During and after my runs!
I’d wear them for running around and for travel! :]!
I just recently got a pair of Pro Compression socks and love them! I have no idea if they actually help, but I wore them on a plane ride and during/after long runs. I actually am planning on wearing them to work tomorrow to see if it helps my sore feet at all (why not).
Pam and Christine says
I wear compression socks after long runs and during hard training cycles I wear them constantly. Yesterday, after a super speedy and taxing track workout, I wore my ProCompression socks to play golf. Yup, I am that girl! I would love another pair as I train for the Boston Marathon!
AWESOME!! Sign me up. I love PRO Compression!
I love them on long runs, travelling, or after tough workouts!
Paige c says
I would wear them running and after races for recovery
I love compression socks during those long runs!
I wear pro compression socks after long runs and sometimes compression sleeves during runs.
I would wear them after leg day.
I’d wear mine after my long runs and when I fly. If I wear them when I fly, I never have sore legs!
Joy C says
Whenever I felt my calves needed a good hug.
I’ve been wearing compression socks as I get back into running from a calf injury. They help me recover from my runs and hopefully avoid another injury!
I’m new to running, and I’m working to increase the mileage. Pro Compression socks would offer greater support; moreover, the fun designs provide motivation on cold morning runs.
I’ve had trouble with shin pain in the past and would love to wear the compression socks during my day-to-day runs to prevent pain + injury!
I live compression socks. For running
Katrina J says
I would wear them jogging 🙂
stacey h says
i would wear them after a long run, or when my legs needed a boost