Asics Sport compression socks £18

Muscle recovery aids after hard rides

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Compression remains a hot topic in sport. Useful for muscle control while involved in activity, some insist that protecting the muscles from unnecessary movement during exercise reduces micro-tears in the tissue. 

Asics have taken an unusual approach in that their compression socks are more sock-like than most. They’re the normal to-the-knee length to control the full lower leg, though instead of being cold, surgical items these feel warm and soft – something you could wear all day without looking and feeling as though you’re wearing anything medical. 

Granted, they didn’t feel like they were offering quite the level of compression as some, but still enough to be effective in training and recovery. 

The price is steep for a single pair of socks – however good the tech – though on a par with similar compression socks. Worth a look if you find some of the compression gear on the market too extreme.

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

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