Earlier this week, I received a calf compression sleeve and ankle compression sleeves from Tommie Copper and I want to let you know what I think about them!
First, when I opened the package I notice how extremely lightweight they were. Not that compression sleeves are every heavy, but these are definitely thin so it had me wondering. The material is amazingly soft and the top of the sleeves have an elastic band that will keep it from moving with you're running, playing sports, or working out. I liked that because I have had issues with other sleeves sliding down during an intense run. Once I put on the sleeves, I realized that not only was the material soft, but super thin as well. I sweat a lot when I work out/run, so to have a something that thin on is so nice. Now comes the real test; how will it feel during a run and after?
Well, if you know me, you know that I suffered many stress fractures a few years ago and my legs have never been the same. Compression sleeves and other braces are what have gotten me through most runs, but this time it felt even better. These sleeves are so smooth on! I didn't feel like I had thick socks on my legs, I felt like I had a thin compression sleeve that was there to do its job and not get in my way. What a relief! The thin material allowed air to still circulate around my leg and ankles and prevented extra sweating, the elastic band kept the sleeves in place, and the compression pressure was just right for me. I kept them on for a few hours after my run and when I took them off, I only had a small amount of pain. I am always going to have pain in my legs regardless of what I do, but I could tell a difference in the level of pain when wearing these compared to others sleeves, socks, and/or pants. If you're looking for an amazing sleeve, check them out for sure!
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