Friday, March 8, 2013

Pro Compression Socks Review and Giveaway!

My Pro Compression Collection (minus black they are in the wash)

I have ran and raced in compression socks for years. For me it always felt better to run in them, and my legs always appreciated the tightness of compression socks. I even wore compression socks when I was pregnant to keep the swelling in my ankles down. The only thing I hated about compression socks was there were not many "options", I could have either white (which would end up dingy and gross after a few months) or black.  A few months ago I stumbled upon Pro Compression on Facebook and was excited to see the colors, oh the wonderful colors of compression socks.  Now if only they fit and worked as good as the other brand I had been using for years.  I figured I needed a new pair of socks anyways and even if they did not fit perfect for training they would at least come in handy to wear after long runs so I ordered the limited edition Michellie Jones pink and stars socks.  They arrived in just a few days and fit great. They were a bit long but after some wear and a few washings it was not a problem at all.  I have since retired all of my boring white and black compression socks and replaced them with some fun colored Pro Compression socks including my latest pair of "Lucky Socks" that I hope will help carry my to a sub 2 half marathon in a few weeks.  

Why would one consider switching to compression socks?  Here is a little blurb from Pro Compression's website explaining a little about graduated compression socks and what they do.

"What will your socks do for my legs and feet?"

From the moment you slip on a pair of PRO Compression socks you will benefit from the science and comfort behind the ‘graduated compression’ technology that is felt mainly around the ankle.
Whether at rest, playing a round of golf or running a marathon, your PRO Compression socks are working to circulate blood back to your heart and lungs. With more efficient circulation comes less fatigue and your tired muscles are replenished with fresh oxygen and nutrients to reduce soreness and give you the extra stamina needed to exert yourself at the fullest.
Sporting my limited edition Pro Compression at PoHo in January
I personally feel compression socks work during and after a run.  During the run I feel a little extra support on my legs as opposed to when I am wearing ankle socks.  After a longer run I will wear a new pair and notice there is always less muscle fatigue and soreness the next day, as opposed to how my legs can feel when I forget.  I also wear my compression socks if I will be at work standing for a long period of time or if I am traveling a will be sitting for a long period of time.

I contacted Pro Compression and not only were they kind enough to give my readers a code good for 40% off a pair of Marathon Socks but they are sponsoring a giveaway and one lucky reader will get a FREE pair of Marathon Socks (size and color of your choice!)

To receive 40% Use Coupon Code: BLG13

Enter to win your very own pair here just by leaving a comment telling me what color you would pick if you won.  Contest ends March 18th at 12:00 am.
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(Pro Compression is sponsoring the giveaway with one free pair of marathon socks however the opinions expressed are my own and I have purchased all of the Pro Compression socks I wear)


  1. Tough choice! I think I would pick plain white or those snazzy shamrocks. ;)

  2. wahoo! give away time! i think i need those stars but unfortunately they are limited edition. black it is

  3. Whee, I like the lime green.

  4. I like the lime green too! Very cool socks! I would love to try them!

  5. I would pick the pink argyle! If I would have seen this sooner I would have picked the shamrocks for tomorrows run...

  6. CONGRATULATIONS STEPHANIE K on winning a new pair of Pro Compression Marathon Socks!!! Thank you to everyone who participated in my very first giveaway and for checking out my blog!

  7. I would love love to try these socks. My legs hurt at night and my feet are always cold. These might just be the ticket to ride. Thanks for the review!

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  8. I love this product! I've had shin splints for some time now. I've been out the past two days with these on and no issues! I'm so relieved I'm back in the game!

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