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Written by our Human Movement Specialists

Whether you are running marathons, playing basketball, or going for your daily jog, everyBODY could see an improvement in their performance from wearing athletic compression socks.

If you're looking for a way to take your athletics to the next level, try athletic compression socks! These tight-fitting garments have been scientifically proven to improve athletic performance by optimizing blood flow and reducing muscle fatigue. Read on to find out more about what these socks can do for your workouts.

A woman stretching her calves after a run wearing athletic compression socks

What Are Athletic Compression Socks?

Athletic compression socks are specially designed garments that fit closely against the legs and feet, offering targeted muscle support and direct pressure on key muscles and joints. The fibers used in athletic compression socks provide a compressive layer against skin, with graduated pressurization from ankle to calf, which helps improve blood flow and reduce fatigue.

Compression socks are designed to give athletes the extra boost they need when engaging in fast-paced activities. The socks can help prevent lactic acid buildup, and also help reduce swelling in tired legs after long workouts. Additionally, the socks can be used as a preventative measure for injuries such as shin splints and plantar fasciitis by providing targeted support to areas that are prone to strain. Athletic compression socks come in a variety of sizes, materials, and levels of compressive power so you can find the perfect fit for any athlete’s needs.

Benefits of Wearing Compression Socks

Performance socks are designed to help athletes improve their performances. These specialized athletic compression socks have graduated compression which helps to increase blood flow, maximize performance, and enhance energy levels during workouts and races; as well as providing muscle support and protection from minor injuries or friction. On the other hand, recovery compression socks are intended to reduce muscle fatigue, eliminate lactic acid build-up, and prevent muscle soreness. Both types of athletic compression socks are essential for maximizing performance and aiding in recovery!

How to Choose the Right Pair of Compression Socks

If you're looking for optimal performance while exercising, Paris everyBODY has you covered. We offer special athletic compression socks and calf sleeves that are knee-high to give your calves the support they need during strenuous activity. With our personalized sizing and a range of fabrics, styles, and lengths, you'll be sure to find the perfect pair of socks for your sport or exercise routine!

When Should You Replace Your Compression Sock?

You should replace your compression socks every 6 months in order to maintain optimal performance and comfort. Using an old sock that has lost some of its elasticity can lead to reduced effectiveness, poor overall blood flow and decreased muscle fatigue protection. As such, by replacing your compression socks after this period of time you will be able to ensure your constant performance during any workout or activity!

Visit one of our locations to discuss your options with one of our Movement Specialists!


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