Recently, Suzanne of Zensah sent me a pair of their compression socks to try out. I’m a big believer in compression technology, and, placebo effect or not, I have had no (zero, zilch, nada, knock on wood) lower leg issues since I started using them for every run, some rides, and occasionally for recovery.
Based on the Italian word “SENZA” meaning to be “without,” so too should athletes be “without limits,” Zensah is a company whose products are made in the USA and Italy and their sales and marketing offices are in Miami. Zensah Fabric is thermal-regulating, moisture wicking and ultra breathable. Zensah socks are made with seamless technology which allows for physiological patterns resulting in the following benefits:
- Increased oxygen blood flow to the lower legs;
- Only compression socks to incorporate arch support;
- Silver ions reduce bacteria growth & Takes Away the Stink;
- Decreased recovery time; and
- Reduction of edema when travelling.
I really like to wear calf sleeves as well and, as you can see from the above picture, Zensah has a color to match anyone’s taste. I wanted a pair of argyle socks, but (my only true complaint), the XL socks come only in sand + white. The funny thing is that, unlike most running products, the Zensah socks actually run a little large, so I probably could have requested the argyle in Large. As with most (all?) compression socks, the feet felt quite toasty in these, which will be a boon for anyone training in a wintry setting. Anyone who will train or race in compression technology is advised to get the calf sleeves instead.
If you are not using compression technology, but are thinking of taking the plunge, Zensah is definitely a company to look into. Comparatively reasonably priced, cool colors and amazing comfort, plus extremely high quality! Recommended.
(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog – courtesy of Zensah. I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give it a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)