2XU Compression Performance Run Socks*Clearance Product
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Introducing the new 2XU Compression Performance Run Sock - the lightest, most breathable compression sock on the market. It's a top choice for all activities - running, triathlon, training, competitions and more.
- Zoned breathability panels for maximum airflow and comfort: the lightweight zoned panel surrounds the shin and calf to create a gradient but consistent pressure at the calf while high denier yarns in back ensure maximum muscle stabilisation
- Seamless, gradient zoned compression panels for increased blood flow and maximum muscle containment for increased performance and enhanced recovery times
- Powerful yet super lightweight
- Proprietary knit structure with highly breathable panels for increased airflow and moisture management
- Graduated compression to promote increased circulation during activity and recovery through proprietary Compression Fit Technology and knit structure
- Engineered footbed and heel provides optimal support for the arch and achilles, while zoned padding to the heel, balls of the feet and toe region offers maximum comfort
- Linked toe cage for extra comfort and longer wear
- Vented toe panel for maximum toe and foot bed breathability
- Part number: MA2442e
- Increased circulation
- Minimise shin splints
- Reduced muscle fatigue, damage and injury
- Increased oxygen to muscles
- Stronger performance for longer durations
- Improved race times
- Faster recovery
Benefits of compression:
Therapeutic rated fabric provides greater pressure and recovery benefit by helping the pumping action of the cardiovascular system; removing blood lactate from exercising muscles leading to faster muscle repair.
Faster warm up and enhanced overall circulation. Graduated compression of the limbs actively encourages and increases venous return to the heart and lymph to the lymph nodes.
During exercise, your muscles are exposed to forces that cause vibration. This major cause of muscle fatigue, known as muscle oscillation, can be reduced when wearing compression garments. This leads to improved muscle endurance, strength and power.
Heightened proprioception increases senses and awareness for enhanced stability and agility. Proprioception can also help with improved technique as you remain aware of your body's positioning, improving the balance control system and muscle coordination.
2XU Compression features muscle containment properties which reduce muscle damage during exercise and minimize swelling post-exercise. Additional benefits include significant reduction of exercised-induced conditions such as Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).
For research details on the benefits see here.
Developing and designing the right compression:
Several of the key benefits offered by compression apparel relate to the garment's ability to increase blood circulation throughout the body and muscles.
To achieve all benefits, however, it is vital that the level of pressure delivered by the compression garment is correct. If the pressure is too low, blood circulation will not be assisted, and the benefits therefore not realised. If the pressure levels are too high, return blood flow to the heart can be inhibited.
Graduated pressure refers to the varying levels of pressure throughout a compression garment. To promote improved blood flow to the heart, compression garments must have the maximum amount of pressure at the extremities and decline in pressure as the garment works back to the heart. In association with leading sports institutes and research bodies, such as the Australian Institute of Sport, 2XU is working to perfect a compression range which delivers maximum
benefit to the wearer.
By referring to a certified skin pressure evaluator in conjunction with leading sports science institutions, 2XU has tested its compression garments against those of competing compression brands, to confirm that all is not created equal when it comes to
compression garments. Careful measurement of several key points in each garment in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) has revealed 2XU as the leader in terms of adequate, graduated pressure throughout
Research such as the report by Sigel et al (1975) has concluded that average femoral vein blood flow is increased to 138.4% base line when the garment has pressure ratings of 18mmHg at the ankles and 8mmhG at the thigh. 2XU delivers pressure consistent to this in its compression tights and is committed to continue delivering the correct, rather
than the highest, level of pressure in its garments. This pressure is achieved with a comfortable fitting material which, unlike medical grade compression garments, can be worn during exercise and over prolonged periods of time for recovery too.
A final point to remember - the material that the garment is constructed from significantly influences the level of compression offered by a garment over time. After even a few wears, compression garments which are constructed from inferior Nylon and elastane yarns struggle to deliver an adequate level of pressure; drastically reducing the benefits to the wearer. In essence, while a cheaper compression garment may feel "tight" at the onset, no other compression garment will match the significant enduring benefits promised by 2XU's exclusive circular knit 50 Denier Lycra fabric.
Compression 2XU - It's In Our Fabric.
How should my 2XU Compression garments fit?
Your 2XU Compression garment should fit the body snugly and firmly without uncomfortably "cutting in" to the body. If this is the case, you should review your size choice.
When considering your appropriate size for compression socks, revert to the size chart as per your calf girth. Shoe sizes are indicated to help you gain an idea of your size in the case that you are not aware of your calf girth.
As with all size charts, these measurements are provided as a guide only. When your measurements are close to a borderline or you wish to wear your garments for recovery purposes, the smaller size should be chosen.
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.