1000 Mile Compression Tactel Sock
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- Graduated Compression Technology
- Compression Level: 14-17mmhg
- Tactel-rich wicking yarn
- Additional ankle support
- Arch Support
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The 1000 Mile Compression Socks have been designed to aid in reducing the build up of lactic acid by accelerating blood circulation to prevent muscle oscillation. The Compression sock also helps minimises muscle fatigue and soreness. This enables faster muscle recovery after exercise or injury. Arch and ankle bracing gives additional support. Ultra flat toe seam and fitted heel give extra comfort. The Graduated Compression Technology decreases the degree of pressure the sock to improve circulation to move old blood out and new oxygenated blood into the region. This reduces muscle fatigue, minimizes swelling and speeds recovery.
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For context, I'm a size 9 and bought medium size (6-8.5). I have relatively big calves (used to do a lot of swimming) so thought getting medium size would be perfect as one or two reviews of them stated being a bit loose around the calves. I was wrong. The first time I tried to go for a run in them, made it 200-300m down the road before they were halfway down my calves and a bit longer and they were all the way down.
Very disappointed with them to be totally honest. I thought they would help with blood circulation during exercise but they don't manage to do that as they don't stay up!
Or maybe I'm deluded and have tiny calves...(but I still don't belive that!)
I have quite big calves but the small (size 3-5.5) fir nicely and don't slide down. They are a good close fit, my feet still breathe ok, and my muscles don't feel as tight or sore after a long run as they have when wearing ankle length socks or liners.
My only gripe is that after a few wears and washes the toes look worn - not to the point that my toes are poking through but as if they've been seriously rubbed - which is perhaps to do with the styling of the foot/toe section, but other than that they're great for the price.
Almost immediately, the top cuff started to roll over on my left leg, forming quite a constricting band (perhaps that was the 'compression' the manufacturers boast of) - if you buy these and this happens to you, turn the top of the sock's cuff over about an inch, and have the turned bit facing inwards, should help prevent further 'roll' if you haven't already binned these socks as not fit for purpose.
They do dry out quickly if they've got wet, even with the slight padding to toe and heel. Apart from the cuff, they're quite comfortable to wear.
They do seem to help keep feet and ankles from getting a bit puffy if you're on your feet all day and need some extra support, but there are far better products on the market.
If they were longer, i.e. as per the illustration, they'd make a decent pair of supportive flight socks. As they are, they constitute more of a risk than a benefit.
They are catalogued by size with a band of green, blue or yellow around the toe line. Left and right sock are shown clearly, it is fairly easy to pull them up little by little to put them on.
I found this trick to put some of the sock up to mid leg, then to go nearer the ankle and pull the sock to adjust it around the foot and heel; in that way they fit cosily. I had no
problem with them staying up all day long. They are very pleasing in their two tones. (I'm hoping they would make some blue!)
Update Thu 17 March:
I bought four more pairs, as One sock developed a hole. I'm still very happy with them and wear them all day long. Very efficient to compress your ankle and legs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Used these for a 60 mile charity hike and they worked wonders. Usually have very swollen ankles by 20 miles in but these helped stop my feet from swelling and made my legs for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by joseph rookes
Great socks! Bought the size down as read in other reviews that they were big. Size down fitted perfect. Good quality... No complaintsPublished 1 month ago by Fiwilblue
These seem good quality although I haven't was he them yet. That are not over long but I did err on the smaller size as my son has an in-between foot size i e size 6. Read morePublished 1 month ago by gangstar vegas boss
I washed and wore them many times. They are just indestructible and perfect.Published 1 month ago by Mondoir
The fit was very good, despite my big calves. Use this for recovery after running, and they seem to be working great.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I used these on my first long flight and I didn't experience any circulation problem (which I'm prone to). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Federica
Can only rate these for comfort as I've only had them on for a few hours but my first reaction is they feel brill. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Colin Hodgson