2XU Recovery Compression Socks $44.95
Wanderlust. As cyclists, we all feel its pull at one point or another, and it can't be satisfied with just a different route around town. So what do we do? We spend serious hours folded up in an airplane to get to that magical location. And it's during these endless flights that the 2XU Recovery Compression Socks are an absolute necessity.
If you've ever flown, built your bike, and gone right out for spin, you're familiar with the bloated, dead feeling in your legs when you ride. It's because gravity pulls blood down to your legs and feet, and your body struggles to return it upstream towards the heart. When you wear Recovery Compression socks you supercharge your venous function by forcing the blood flow from your extremities up into your circulatory system. There's a reason why elite endurance athletes refuse to travel without wearing compression: The difference in what your legs feel like after wearing them is night and day.
The Recovery Compression socks aren't just for travel, though. They're equally useful to wear post-ride in order to enhance circulation. Not unlike a post-ride recovery drink, these help lay the groundwork for faster recovery and better rides, day after day.
The 2XU Compression Recovery Socks are available in the color Black/black and in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large.
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Natural Waist:
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
- Measure around your hand at the widest point excluding the thumb.
What community has to say
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are great after an epic day on the snowboard or bike. They are heaps more convenient to put on than compression tights. I also find when I'm for travelling/sleeping that I overheat in compression tights, the socks are a happy medium - a reasonable amount of compression without getting too hot.