Zensah Tech+ Compression Sock
Made in Italy, with graduated compression so they’re not too tight, these socks treat you right. And your color options range from black to hot pink.
McDavid Rebound Compression Sock
There’s a touch of the old school to this sock. Is it the basic black—or is it the seaweed woven into the yarn? The company claims the sea vegetable further enhances blood flow. Other fibers aid in moisture management. The 20mm/Hg compression at the ankle graduates to about 15mmHG at the top, for effective help in moving blood up the leg.
EvoShield Recovery DNA Compression Tights
Okay, these tights cover more area than the rest of the stockings on this list—but the full lower body compression gives all type of athletes an opportunity to recover after intense workouts. These aren’t meant for wear on the field or the course, though — only put the tights on following activity.
2XU Men’s Elite Compression Alpine Socks
Whether you’re running, cycling, skiing, or boarding through the frozen landscape, your calves and feet will be getting a double treat: warmth from the merino blend on the footbed and support from the graduated compression. Plus, there’s lightweight padding at the toes and heels for extra comfort.
CEP Progressive+ Run Ultra Light Compression Sock
One special aspect of this sock: the anatomical fit. It eliminates the tube-sock feeling, adds support to your arch and ankle, and helps reduce blisters because there’s no excess fabric to rub. You also get good compression (20-30mHG) and less odor, thanks to its antibacterial treatment.
Reflective Compression Run Socks
If you’re prone to calf tightness, try this compression sock from New Balance. The graduated compression can help keep your blood flowing. Other comfort touches include a seamless toe and arch support. Reflective accents at the calf make you more visible during nighttime workouts.
2XU Non-Stirrup Compression Calf Guard
You’ll rule in these sleeves—at least when it comes to style. The sleek, lightweight nylon-Lycra fabric sports reflective graphics, and a 360 knit construction for pressure all around.
Shock Doctor SVR Recovery Compression Socks
Take a good look and you’ll see the contoured knit texture of this sock—that’s the targeted compression, adjusted for where you’ll need more pressure. Plus, the footbed has a special design for added traction.
Bauerfeind Sports Compression Socks
Play soccer? Try these. The targeted compression especially helps with lateral movements and jumps. And there are special compression zones around the ankle for increased support.
Insignia by Sigvaris Calf Sleeve
INSIGNIA BY SIGVARIS
Covering only your calf, these sleeves are a little easier than full socks to pull on, making them a great option if you can do without arch support. They’ll work for any sport, but triathletes (and water polo players) will appreciate the 20-30mmHG compression sleeves’ ability to take a dunk in chlorine or salt water without deteriorating.