Category Archives: Compression Socks

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Have a great Valentine’s Day!


SLS3 Allrounder Compression Socks – Fuchsia Pink

As the US braces for one of its worst snowstorms of the season this Valentine’s Day, think Spring with these brightly colored Compression Socks from SLS3.  We love the Compression Socks from SLS3!  Purchase online at

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!

Morrison Vein Institute Recommends Compression Socks

Morisson Vein Institute recommends that you wear compression socks everyday, whether you are running a marathon, traveling on an airplane, working on your feet all day or just walking around the mall.  We agree with them!

Morrison Vein Institute and CEP sells CEP Compression Socks and Sleeves on our website:

CEP Compression Socks and Sleeves

The Scoop on Compression Socks

Yes, they work, and they are not just for runners and triathletes.  What else do you want to know?  I know of waitresses that swear by them.  Anyone who is on their feet for extended periods of time will enjoy the benefits of compression socks.  If you travel and are stuck in a car for a long duration, or if you are on a long flight you will also see the benefits.  

It’s simple:  Compression Socks do what they are supposed to do.  They compress the muscles of the lower leg and improve circulation.  Most importantly, they soothe your lower legs from uncomfortable pain and cramping.  

I enjoyed this article from Gear Review.  Although he doesn’t review the SLS Compression Sox, he does a short review on four other popular brands:  Zensah, Injini, CEP and CW-X, and gives each brand a score of 1 to 5.  In his opinion, CEP is the only brand that earned a rating of 5 out of 5.

Gear Review: Compression Socks

We carry Compression Socks on our website, as we truly believe in their benefits.  For a 10% discount off all compression socks and sleeves, use the Coupon Code “compressionsocks” during checkout at

Happy running, walking, shopping, standing, driving and flying!