28 Oct '12, 8pm

Interesting read if you into running. I was perplexed as to why people wear long socks running. #iknownow #inowknow

If you’ve been at a road race recently or watched Pro’s like Chris Solinksy or Paula Radcliffe race, you might have noticed the extremely long compression socks that are seemingly popping up everywhere. While Radcliffe was probably the earliest adopter to the compression socks while racing trend, it seems like in the last year the idea of wearing compression socks when running or after running has taken off. As I’ve mentioned before, “new” trends/ideas seem to go through a cycle of heavy emphasis or de-emphasis before settling into around their likely place. So, where do compression socks fall and more importantly do they work? I’ve been wanting to do a post on compression socks for a while, because they seem like the new “fad”. Sigvaris(http://www.sigvarisusa.com/ ) sent me a nice pair of compression socks to test out, so that solved my problem of critiquing something I h...

Full article: http://www.scienceofrunning.com/2010/07/compression-socks...

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