You guys know that I love my compression socks – both during my runs as well as afterward for recovery. So when I was contacted by SLS3 to review their compression socks, I happily accepted.
A little about the company and how they got started from their website -
years of swimming and triathlon under our belts along with academic
backgrounds in business, sports physiology, nutrition, and a passion to
pass on what we learned and know how to do best we founded our business
for triathlon race apparel and compression gear. In the beginning we
only made a suit, short, top and one kind of compression socks. The
reasons were: that's what you need to do a triathlon, and we didn't have
more money. Those 4 items though were made with great care, attention
to detail, German precision and a hefty dose of passion for the sport.
they’ve expanded to include more accessories that can be used by
triathletes, including swim caps, visors, and arm and leg sleeves.
have some super cute items specifically for females. I was sent a pair
of their “hibiscus” butterfly compression socks (they also come in
azure blue and violet).
I couldn’t wait to try them out, so I wore them on my long run that
weekend. They felt nice and tight on my calves and I had minimal pain
during my run! They were also snug on my feet but not overly tight, and
they kept my feet dry throughout my run. I think I ordered a size too
big because they were a little long, coming up into the crease of my
knees. Because of this, I don’t know that I would run in them again,
but definitely wear them for recovery. These will also be great to wear
on long plane rides to keep the swelling down.
If your new to compression, it has wonderful benefits to athletes.
They can help decrease soreness after a workout and increase blood
circulation. Diabetics often wear compression socks (although maybe not
nearly as cute!) to help prevent blood clots and blood from pooling in
their ankles. This is another reason they are great for long plane
Sebastian and Sylvie take pride in their products and
listen to their customers to ensure you get the best of the best. The
majority of their products are made in the USA, and they strive to keep
their carbon footprints as small as possible.
You can check out their products for yourself at SLS3.
Read the review here.