Disclaimer: I have received no compensation or product for this review. The opinions are mine alone
After several years of seeking to figure out running on my own and some injuries later, my game plan changed. I began to surround myself with knowledgeable people and companies who were committed to the health and well being of the athlete. I also learned that an important part of my training was my recovery after a workout. 2XU (pronounced 2 times you) is well positioned to meet both those needs for me, support before, during, and after a workout.
Pictured above is an example of me using the New Compression Performance Run Sock. Graduated compression, achilles support, and breathability makes this sock work for me. I often nixed the idea of a run compression sock because even though it had great compression it didn’t meet the needs of my feet. Past compression socks tended to lack support or wicking in the foot causing friction or hot spots. That isn’t the case with the 2XU version. I don’t hesitate whether its a long slow run or speed work at the track.
I also like to recover in my 2XU gear. I like to combine the 3/4 Compression tights with the calf sleeves to speed up recovery. The “legs up the wall” drill works wonders for me. I have been impressed with the upgrades in material and breathability of the calf sleeves. The new version has similar breathable material and seamless construction as the run sock.
If 2XU only offered these options, I would still wholeheartedly endorse them, however, they also offer running, tri-gear, wetsuits, etc. Their overall approach to making us better athletes can be found at http://www.athlete2-0.com/ a website dedicated to helping athletes train smarter, fuel more efficiently, and recover rapidly.
Check them out! Step up your training and recovery to another level.