Monthly Archives: July 2012

How do Compression Sleeves and Socks Work?

Standard just recently added the Zensah line of compression sleeves and socks to our line-up. Zensah started a blog, and one of their first posts was titled “How do Compression Socks and Compression Sleeves Work?“. I thought this was one of the best explanations ever.

Zensah Compression Socks

The greatest amount of compression is located towards the bottom of the ankle, and then decreases as you go up the calf. This helps to move the blood flow back up through your body. The Zensah blog explains the process better:

“Compression also minimizes Compression improves circulation and oxygenated blood flow to improve performance and enhance recovery. Enhanced blood flow causes deoxygenated blood to return back to the heart at a faster rate, which then allows oxygen rich blood to flow back throughout the body. This improved circulation reduces the buildup of lactic acid so that muscles do not experience stiffness or delayed onset muscle soreness that may occur in the days following strenuous exercise. Without the negative effects of lactic acid buildup, athletes can increase endurance and muscles feel more energized and rebuild muscles sooner.”

One of the interesting things is that compression socks and sleeves aren’t just for athletes or working out. Many people have to be on their feet when they are at work, and others travel frequently and for long periods of time. Compression socks and sleeves will help relieve and prevent the achiness you may experience in your calves after being on your feet all day or after long hours in a car or plane.

Purchase Zensah Compression Socks online at Zensah Compression Socks. They currently come in four colors: Argyle, Black, Pink, Sand and White. We love the Zensah compression socks and sleeves!

Report from a Marathon Trail Runner: Do You Really Need Compression Shorts and Tights?


I loved this article written by a marathon trail runner that outlines the benefits of compression shorts and tights from CW-X.  He said that he would never wear tights and/or compression shorts, but now he is a convert!

Do you really need compression shorts and tights? | Trail Running Club.

Buy CW-X Men’s Compression Shorts and Tights online at  CW-X Men’s Compression Shorts and Tights