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Socks and calf sleeves might not get you excited… but then you might not be a runner. I always feel that socks are one of the most important items in your running gear wardrobe, as they’re your only line of defense between the ground, your shoes and your skin.
I was able to test out the 2XU VECTR sock and Performance Run Calf Sleeves, which I found to be both comfortable and comforting while out on my runs.
The sock is a tight fight — almost a second-skin — which was great for keeping my foot feeling good. It allowed me to lace up my shoes a little tighter, which I feel helps me run and not supinate as much as I normally do. I also liked that they went a little back the ankle bone, without being a full-on mid-ankle sock. I find they stay on, and in place, better than those that scoop a little lower around the ankle bone.
I also noted that these socks are designed to be worn on specific feet, the reason for which is they’re knitted and designed to help support the arch and the rest of the foot in a specific way. I find that pretty genius.
The calf sleeves are just as good, and equally versatile. I’ve been wearing them even when not running – especially after a long run to help me recover.
They’re comfortable enough to wear during a run, as I’ve had no chafing, rubbing or irritation. They keep my shins and calves feeling good throughout, without being too tight.
Overall, they’ve quickly become an essential part of my running gear, especially with the weather bordering on warmth — these definitely help keep my legs a little warmer, tighter and ready to go.