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Cute color. REALLY strong compression! Size chart included in review.
on April 5, 2013
I have to start this review by saying I have never worn compression run socks before. I decided to get these because I signed up to walk (or jog/walk) a half marathon this summer and got calf cramps the last two times I have done so. I was hoping that compression socks might help with that.
The caveat is necessary because I don't know how tight compression socks are supposed to feel. Trying these on right out of the box, the phrase "powerful compression" from the box text is definitely true. I have thicker calves and was afraid I wouldn't even be able to get them all the way up.
There is a size chart on the box that is not on the Amazon product page:
XS fits US shoe size 5-6.5 and calf size 11.75-14.5 inches
S fits US shoe size 7-9.5 and calf size 12.5-14.5 inches
M fits US shoe size 7.5-10 and calf size 15-16.6 inches
L fits US shoe size 8.5-10.5 and calf size 17-18.5 inches
XL fits US shoe size 12-14 and calf size 17.25-19 inches
My calf size is within the range (and not even the top end) of the Large so I will have to get used to feeling like they are very very tight and hope they will help with muscle soreness and overuse injuries as I train hard this spring and summer.
I almost forgot -- the color is really cute. I love hot pink!