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How to wear compression socks:

For running, proponents of compression say it improves blood flow from the heart to working muscles while stabilizing muscles and tendons. For recovery, proponents say compression improves blood flow (with its healing properties) to reduce fatigue and soreness. Detractors point to a placebo effect and/or a lack of a definitive study. CEP is a leading brand in compression socks and sleeves. Brandt Furgerson, who is the director of CEP North America, visited Runner’s World HQ in early May to talk compression. “CEP should always be worn next to skin,” Furgerson said. “We size using circumferential measurement, so wearing CEP socks or sleeves over the tights doesn’t really work. We want to make sure we are applying the right level of compression to the body, not the body and a pair of tights. “If the tights are compression tights, we do not recommend wearing two compression ga...

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