One often reads about the benefits of
compression in cycling shorts. The gentle squeezing of the muscles
promotes healthy blood flow, which lessens the impact of fatigue and
promotes speedier recovery. The Giordana Gradual Compression Knee-High Socks
extend the benefits of compression to your lower legs both when worn on
the bike or around the house after a hard training day, when putting
your feet up isn't an option.
They're knit in such a way that the
compression increases towards the cuff, counteracting gravity. Gravity's
negative effect on lower-leg circulation is evident through the common
cycling experience of swelling in the feet. Compression limits swelling
by supporting veins in their task of returning blood to the heart and
flushing out harmful acids produced by vigorous training.
Compression Knee-High Socks are made of Dryarn, a light polypropylene
that insulates and wicks moisture away from the skin; it's also
naturally resistant to odors. Lycra provides the compression and helps
the socks keep their shape through numerous washes. The Giordana Gradual Compression Knee-Height Socks come in Black/Grey and in three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large.