If you’re following along, you know we love our compression pieces. Tights, socks, shorts, and now — calf sleeves! My husband swears by them, so he bought me a pair after listening to me whine about my lower leg pain. I mean, honestly. My lower legs hurt all the time lately. The tendons, the connective tissue, the calf muscles are all taking a serious pounding these days. So I figured, why not?
He gave me the sleeves, and I was surprised by the size. They were so small. But compression is supposed to be tight, so I carried on. I wore them on an easy 6-mile run, and they felt great. Do I think they are game-changers? Nah. But they felt good.
I will say this. The ankle hole is TINY on the Nike calf sleeves. I have small ankles, and they were super tight. Almost uncomfortable. So if your ankles are wider than a couple of inches around, I would try the Zensah instead.
Calf sleeves are great, and definitely have their place in my running gear toolbelt, but I think I’ll stick to my socks for now. You see, my feet hurt too, and I need all the help I can get. — Amie