Why Athletes Should Wear Compression Socks

For athletes, keeping their body in optimal conditions is essential. Whether you enjoy sports for fun, for a workout, on your school’s sports team, or because your friend made you join that city league soccer or football team – you know that any type of exercise comes with some sore muscles and fatigue.

A lot of that ache might happen in the legs, but FRET NOT. Today we’ll tell you about a secret weapon to combat fatigue and increase performance: Go2 Compression Socks.

I know what you are thinking. It’s amazing that something you’ve worn for your entire life has a new role. And how, you might as yourself, can compression socks help me perform better at my sport? Keep reading to find out!

Prevent Injuries

Wearing compression socks while exercising can help prevent shin splints, which may happen in cases of sudden increase of intensity in your workout, a longer duration, or overtraining - such as when you are preparing for a competition or marathon. Shin splints can also be caused by a lack of appropriate recovery between workouts or games. We’ve even met a few people on the road (and in our office) who were experiencing pain or fatigue in their legs and feet, put on a pair of knee high compression socks, and felt instant relief!

Provide Anaerobic Threshold

In some sports, such as football, cycling and soccer, where the sideways oscillation of muscles can affect your performance - compression socks help keep your muscles in place, reduce vibration, and promote muscle efficiency.

Increase Performance

Though there is some debate on the exact impact compression socks have on performance, some studies have found that people who raced while wearing compression socks experienced less muscle damage compared to those who did not wear them, and in turn, recovered faster. The way compression socks hug your legs can help increase your balance, decrease pooling of blood in calves and ankles, and with cute socks like ours- your confidence will be through the roof. You KNOW you like new workout gear!

Speedier Recovery

Muscle soreness and muscle damage get reduced when using compression socks during, and especially post-exercise. Athletes have reported less post-exercise soreness when wearing compression socks during high-intensity training. The compression socks also increase blood flow and waste removal from muscles, making oxygenized blood get faster to affected areas, decreasing the soreness and perceived fatigue.

Increase Endurance

So far, a few studies have reported that athletes have improved running times during ultra-high endurance events. So take your pair for a spin! Because the socks promote oxygenized blood flow (which decreases soreness) athletes have reported that they fell they can push themselves harder and for some time longer then when they are not wearing compression socks during training.

Boost Your Performance + Your Sock Drawer

Some athletes swear by compression socks, not only because they increase their performance, but also their confidence. Wearing the right gear that is not only functional but also fashionable boosts their confidence, which in turn enhances their performance. Athletes (especially medalists)  know that belief has a great impact on your performance. If you believe you can win that next race or competition, you’ll be able to reach your goals. We will be right by you, supporting you every step of the way!

 When you are ready to boost your level of awesomeness, be sure to check out our sport compression socks (20-30 mmHg) and medium compression socks (15-20 mmHg) to pick out your favorite colors! Consider a pair for your favorite team player or their entire squad. Don't forget about our team line (15-20 mmHg)! Reach out to us if you'd like to buy some matching Go2 compression socks for your entire team - we offer bulk discounts!