Updated: Dec 7, 2020
I live in the land of socks are necessary most of the time - MAINE! It's cold here!! So when I saw the chance to review socks, I took it. However, I didn't know that I'd ever have such fun reviewing socks. These weren't just plain ole socks that arrived! These are Lily Trotters! These are amazing, fancy, adorable, compression socks that can be worn with anything!
I put them on and wore them with my sneakers to the grocery store and I wore a pair to do my Zumba. They are awesome!! My legs didn't have that tired feeling at all with these on. I could see how these could be incredible for flying too!
I did still feel like I had to ask a few questions for sure because I didn't really understand my need or use for compression socks. I thought compression socks were for older people or people with health issues. I was wrong!! It turns out there are some amazing benefits including these:
So, what’s the whoop about compression? In its simplest explanation, compression socks can help to increase efficient blood flow (circulation) in the body, which may prevent cramping, spider veins, and blood clots, and also aid in muscle recovery.
Here’s how it all works: We have 16 miles of veins running throughout our bodies. The heart pumps blood into these veins, which carry blood throughout the body to deliver oxygen and nutrients to muscles. Once these deliveries are complete, the blood goes back to the lungs and heart to be enriched…and the process starts all over again.
Graduated compression begins with a slight squeeze or pressure at the foot, with the tightest compression at the ankle followed by a decreased squeeze up the leg. Graduated compression can help prevent blood from pooling in the ankles, returning it back to the heart and lungs more efficiently. As a result, the body experiences increased blood oxygen, which is believed to enhance athletic performance, speed up muscle recovery, and leave legs feeling refreshed and energized.
Compression strength is described as a range, with the higher number representing the pressure at the ankle and the lower number representing the pressure at the top of the sock. This unit of pressure is referred to as mm/Hg (millimeters of mercury).
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