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I had never worn any compression gear until last summer when I was training for the Detroit Marathon. It felt SO good to put on those socks after a 15, 16, 18 or 20 mile long run! I had only tried the socks, not the sleeves, so when I was offered the chance to review Zensah compression sleeves, I jumped at the chance.
I chose the bright pink sleeves. Why not enjoy a little girlie goodness?!
My Zensah arrived and I went to put them on. Holy smokes are they tight! When I ordered them I saw a note that advises that the sleeves run small. I ordered a medium. They are crazy hard to put on, and I don’t really have large calves. However, once they are on, I don’t notice they are even on.
I first used them after a half marathon a few weeks ago. I kicked back on the couch for a few hours and just let them do their job. Everything felt great. I also took them out for a walk and felt cute and sporty. I’m torn whether I prefer socks or sleeves. The gentle pressure on my feet feels pretty good in socks. But, being that I live in Arizona where it is hotter than the sun, being able to just pop on the sleeves leaves my feet cooler and my body a little cooler in general. And that is a very good thing!
Bottom line, I would totally recommend Zensah. I will probably pick up a few more colors, like my favorite - orange! I would just caution anyone with large calves to get the largest size possible. Even getting them off is a chore, but it is worth it :)
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!