Whether you're an athlete or frequent traveler, compression gear will keep your muscles feeling fresh, reduce fatigue and help you recover quicker.

The best compression enhances the body's ability to circulate blood and efficiently deliver oxygen to muscles and tissue. Running with compression gear also gives stability and support to your muscles and joints by reducing vibration. The most well known compression gear for runners are compression socks, but there are also compression clothes, knee and calf sleeves and more.

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Are Compression Socks Good for Running?

Compression socks are one of the best socks to wear with running shoes. Runners and athletes can wear compression socks before, during and after workouts to help their muscles feel fresh, reduce fatigue, and recover faster.

How Tight Should Compression Socks Fit?

Most compression sock measurements are based on calf circumference. When deciding how your compression socks should fit, measure your calf at its widest point. Then follow the recommendations based on the brand's size guide.

You'll also want to know what level of compression your socks provide. Compression is measured in millimeters of mercury, or mmHg in the medical field. The best compression socks use graduated compression that’s tightest around the ankle while gradually loosening up the calf. For instance, a sock like the CEP The Run Compression Tall Sock 4.0 will have a compression rating of 22-24 mmHg on the ankle and 16-18 mmHg on calf muscle.

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