I love fun socks. I also love compression socks. When I first heard about ProCompression it was back in December when they were releasing their super awesome holiday socks. I wore them for the Disney Family Fun Run 5K and received a ton of compliments from people along the course (including the race announcer as I crossed the finish line).
I had only ever worn compression socks for recovery up until this point, but these felt really comfortable to run in. Then back in January I was reading a review of ProCompression's low cut socks on Running Bun. Low cut compression socks? That sounds like an intriguing concept! At the time ProCompression was running a special of 40% off their marathon and low cut compression socks in black. For 40% off a two pack of socks and free shipping I figured it was worth a try.
I had a specific use in mind for these low cut socks. I need to wear a relatively thin sock in my cycling shoes. The ones I've been wearing are old and stretched out. This doesn't matter so much on the bike but if I wear them during a triathlon they have started to ride down in my shoes and they rub uncomfortably. I was hoping these socks would be the perfect thickness and that with them being compressive they would stay tight and not ride down.
I tried my low cut ProCompression socks out at spin class on Tuesday. They were the perfect thickness for my cycling shoes. I've also had a chance to try them out on a few runs now and I love them!
They stayed put. No riding down in the heel resulting in chaffing. They were definitely very comfortable and I'm looking forward to trying these out on longer runs. I think I may have found my perfect socks for triathlon races. Now I just need to pick them up in purple or orange to match my Team Tri Life race kit!
Low cut compression socks. What do you think, would you give them a whirl? Have you tried ProCompression socks before? You can sign up to be notified of their monthly specials or follow them on twitter to find out about discount codes. Have I mentioned that they ship to Canada?
*I bought these socks myself and wanted to share a review of my honest opinions with you!*