20 Oct '15, 11pm

Can't decide between CEP Socks or Sleeves? Learn more about what you should where and when!

Can't decide between CEP Socks or Sleeves? Learn more about what you should where and when!

Which should you wear? And when? It’s the night before a big race and as you reach into your sock drawer to pull out your essential equipment you see your compression socks and your compression calf sleeves. Which do you choose? The choice is yours, explained Johnny West of 2XU. During activity, wearing a compression sleeve or sock “comes down to personal preference,” said West. The Science Of Squeeze: How Compression Works However, there are some benefits to wearing a sleeve instead of a sock during activity. First and foremost, wearing a calf sleeve allows runners to wear their tried and trusty socks. “You can get the benefits of wearing a calf sleeve but still wear your favorite sock or Vibrams,” Brandt Furgerson of CEP said. “I wear sleeves for trail running so I can wear a dry max sock in case it’s wet out.” Runners can be particular about their gear and are usually s...

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