Disclaimer: I received a selection of Extreme Fit compression socks to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
There is nothing that I love more than a good compression sock or sleeve. I have been running in compression since 2012, when I began seriously training for my first marathon. And I have tried out a LOT of brands.
I put in a request for the Unicorn Collection Compression Set, but it turns out they were out of that one, at the time, in my size. What happened, however, was that I was sent a bag full of different varieties (re: EVERY COLOR) of their Ultra V-Striped Compression Socks and their Run + Reflective Varieties as well. In addition…they included a face mask as well, which was a nice (and in these times, necessary) addition.
I was blown away. While these definitely were a bit more subdued for my colorful and bright running outfits, I was excited to give them all a try. And…don’t put it past me to mix and match. I love a good mashup when all is said and done. And trust me…I legit tested out every sock they sent me.
The Extreme Fit Compression Socks are a nice fit, meaning I actually could tell there was some level of helpful compression happening. I haven’t been running long distances lately, but on my 3-6 mile jaunts, they have definitely kept my legs feeling fresh…even as the rest of me wilted in the summer heat.
But that’s what compression socks are supposed to do. And with all the feet and leg issues that some runners deal with, these are designed to fight fatigue with circulation support, help with recovery after exercise, give extra support to the ankles (these do hug that area really well), have heel arch support for the rest of the foot, give relief from pain due to plantar fasciitis and foot injuries, keep feet dry, help reduce injury to the feet…so all the benefits that compression socks should bring to the table.
I especially loved receiving and wearing the Run + Reflective Compression Socks as they add a bit of safety should you, like me, find yourself often running before the sun rises (or maybe after the sun goes down…you do you!). Pairing them with my reflective shorts and my NoxGear vest made me feel seen, even while out in the dark.
I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed every run in these, but I encourage you to go and check them out for yourself.
Check out the Extreme Fit website for many varieties of socks, and save 20 percent with code BRP20 when you spend $50 or more.
You better believe I’m going to get my hands on those Unicorn Socks…
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