Compression socks test: Pro Compression vs Zensah
After I started running, I learned that many runners wore compression socks or sleeves. Do I need them? Should I try them? After a couple of runs (& barely walking the following day), I remembered I had some light compression socks from when I worked the counter as a pharmacist. So, after a marathon, I wore those and felt much better. If those old things helped, then I needed to look for better!
I have purchased a pair of ProCompression & Zensah compression socks to see which I like best. I placed one of each brand on each leg after running a normal 13 mile run. Here is my comparison:
Both pairs were conveniently ordered on-line & arrived at my home within days.
Both pairs were $50 each, however, I got 40% off my ProCompression socks and I only got 30% off my Zensah socks (after FINALLY finding a discount code – thanks to #RunChat).
Both pairs are size Medium (I typically wear a size 9 shoe).
And yes, both pairs are hard to put on….
The ProCompression foot part can be a bit large and you have to line up correctly to fit comfortably and the sleeve part comes all the way up to my knee (~1/2 ” too high & I have long legs; I’m 5’11”). The Zensah socks fit me like a glove; perfection.
The ProCompression socks are thinner material compared to the Zensah brand, so the Zensah brand seems to provide tighter compression.
Another difference is that the Zensah brand has comfy cushion on the bottom of the foot part. Comfy!
And lastly…. Aren’t those argyles pretty? I’m wearing these babies to work under trousers!
Honestly, I can tell a difference, & personally, I prefer the Zensah brand. I’m searching for another discount code so I can try the sleeves while running this winter. Run comfortably!