Below we have made a selection for you of a number of good compression stockings and tubes. We arrived at this selection after analyzing reviews about the different compression stockings and we also tested a number of them ourselves. We have also collected experiences from other runners within our circle of knowledge.
We will therefore first discuss a number of good compression stockings and tubes below. Later in the blog we will discuss the benefits of compression stockings and why you could wear them during or after running.
Stox Energy – best compression stockings
Best compression stockings stox energy socks
The Stox Energy compression stockings are made of an extra thin, but sturdy material. The compression stockings provide support for the ankle, shin and calf. The compression in the socks improves blood circulation in the legs. This way you can prevent running injuries, you will experience less muscle pain and tired legs. The stockings also ensure a better recovery because they can also be worn after training.
We have tested the Stox Energy compression stockings ourselves and they are very comfortable on the feet and lower legs. The stockings are of good quality and even after being in the washing machine several times they still feel very good.
A nice advantage of the Stox Energy stockings is that you can try them on for 30 days and if they don’t like you can return them.
Stox Energy – best compression tubes
Best compression tubes Stox Energy Socks
Are you mainly looking for a product that ensures that you have less tired legs during and after exercise? Then a compression tube from Stox Energy might be something for you. This is a very good alternative to Stox Energy’s compression stockings. The compression tube is made of exactly the same material as the compression stocking. The tube, like the compression stocking, ensures better blood circulation in the lower leg.
The disadvantage is that there is no pedestal and therefore you cannot keep the tubes on after the running workout. An advantage is that this allows you to put on your favorite running compression socks. Another nice additional advantage is that the compression tubes are cheaper than the compression stockings. What is also very nice is that you do not have to wash the tubes as often as stockings. You sweat less on your lower legs than your feet.
Just like the compression stockings from Stox Energy, you can also try the compression tubes for 30 days. If you don’t like them, you can return them.
Why wear compression stockings while running?
By wearing compression stockings, optimal blood circulation is created and this provides a number of advantages:
Wearing compression stockings prevents annoying injuries. A common injury in running is shin splints. Shin splints is an overuse injury and can occur because too much pressure is regularly exerted on the shin. This overload creates irritations. Compression stockings can help prevent this because they fit tightly around the lower leg and exert constant pressure, including on the shin.
Compression stockings can increase performance. Stockings provide maximum oxygen capacity while running, which means that your legs are less tired. Less tired legs means that you can drive more kilometers.
Compression stockings ensure a better recovery. During running, the compression stockings ensure less tired legs, which will result in less muscle pain. But compression stockings can also be worn after your run to promote recovery. You will notice that the muscle pain is a lot less the next day. A better recovery will therefore ensure that you as a runner can plan the next training faster.