Wednesday, September 25, 2013

REVIEW: PRO Compression (& GIVEAWAY)


PRO Compression is a local company – headquartered right down the street from me in Carlsbad  that was born of a runner/golfer’s desire to introduce superior compression socks to ALL outdoor athletes and everyday people.


When I started on my running journey a little over a year and a half ago, I had no idea what compression gear was. When I saw folks wearing compression sleeves or socks I just thought it was a “cool” way to keep warm or to add to a costume [my first half marathon was the 2012 Disneyland Half Marathon {FULL RECAP HERE}, and a lot of folks dress up for the AWESOME runDisney events, so I am sure you can understand my assumption]. Little did I know what a great benefit compression gear can be.

Once I got my first pair of PRO Compression Marathon Socks I started wearing them after my long runs (I would say over 10 or 12 miles). I felt that they really helped me in my recovery process – helped the blood flow so that my muscles weren’t as sore, limited the amount of swelling in my feet and ankles after pounding the pavement for the extended period of time, and seemed to speed up my recovery time.

Lately I have actually worn my PRO Compression Marathon Socks in a couple of my races (originally because I thought they ‘went with my outfit’, but more recently because I have felt the positive effects DURING my races, not just afterwards for recovery).




I have been suffering from slight shin pain in my right shin (only when I try to go faster than my normal pace though) and it has been suggested to wear my PRO Compression socks to see if that helps alleviate the pain. I am looking forward to testing it out (and of course reporting back my findings :) )!

The AWESOME folks over at PRO Compression were gracious enough to offer a FREE PAIR OF MARATHON COMPRESSION SOCKS as a GIVEAWAY!! Make sure to enter below (there are even some options that you can do DAILY for additional entries). 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And even if you don’t win the Giveaway, PRO Compression is offering my readers an AMAZING deal of 40% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING for any pair of Marathon Socks or Calf Sleeves [a pretty great consolation prize if I do say so myself!]! Just use the COUPON CODE "BLG13" during your online purchase.

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love @procompression socks! I wear them even when I run 5Ks!

Krissy said...

ORANGE!

Courtney Mang- Owner of Courtney Mayo Photography said...

Looks like these would be awesome to try!

Jacquie said...

They look super cute & comfy!

benj13blue said...

I'd pick the baby blue.

Becky Ginther said...

I would choose yellow! I'm dressing up as Belle for the Princess race at Disney in February and those socks would complete the look!

Kevin said...

I have been meaning to order a pair for awhile now. Really need to order (or maybe win) some

Megan said...

Yippee! These are my favorite compression socks :) So many fun colors too!

Anonymous said...

I love these socks. I already have purple and pink ones! I think I would get black ones to go more with everything!

Ryan Knoblauch said...

I've been curious lately about compression socks. Too bad they don't make ones that would alleviate my IT band problems.

Run Turtle Run said...

SO hard to choose a color. Thinking black (but that's so boring, I'd probably go with something much brighter).

writersblock said...

thank you for your review. I've been thinking about trying out compression socks recently. So many runners swear by them.

I'm partial to pink.

(I don't see my original comment, so this may be a duplicate. sorry)

jstarl said...

Purple!

Unknown said...

I need new Black ones!

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Julia said...

I would get black ones. They just match everything.

Jennifer Marcum said...

Pink Argyle or Black.

Linda Parker said...

I think white...

Kristen @ Medium Roast said...

I have never tried compression socks, but all this talk is making me think I might have to!

I love the bright orange! Can't miss me in those!

Brandy said...

I love my ProCompression retro marathon socks and my calf sleeves. I sleep in the sleeves after a heavy leg workout and my legs feel great the next day!

Teresa Millstone said...

I'd choose Marathon Purple.

{TLP} said...

Want a pair...maybe green!?!

Jennifer said...

Purple!

Nicole Beatty said...

I would LOVE a pink pair!!

Jenn Chow said...

Love Procompression! I would love to get a black pair.

victoria said...

I love pro compression and very much need an orange pair!

Brandi Gilbert said...

I love the powder blue - I have a few races that they would be perfect for!

ndeckerrunner said...

Pink!!!!!

Kirsten VanDyke said...

I'd go with marathon white...kinda lame buuuut i'm used to the sun so the cooler the better!

alisa said...

i like the Marathon Neon Yellow and Pink Swirl

Paul said...

I am going to have too look into a pair of black ones.

Shannon said...

Purple!!!

Jennevieve Anderson said...

would love a pair don't have any yet! wish Wish wish

Jennevieve Anderson said...

Pink also to go with last comment!!!

Jennifer said...

Love these socks!

egb said...

I think I want purple!

Melody said...

I bought my first pair of Pro Compression socks at the Disneyland expo and love them! I bought the neon yellow w/hot pink swirls so I think this time I would go for argyle or black so that I don't stand out quite so much around my neighborhood. ;)

Cecil Vermule said...

I would probably be the most boring-est runner ever and go with the black ones. Since I would use them for recovery more I would end up wearing them to work as a business sock.

Kristen :) said...

I love Pro Compression! I would go with the swirls, or maybe just yellow or pink :)

Tania said...

I'd probably go pink!

Carrie said...

I need black ones!

Meridith said...

Hi there! Scoot a Doot chick here - love that we are doing PRO Compression together as they ROCK. I think that I need some BLACK socks, especially after seeing your pictures. I have pink, red and purple but I need to go with something more basic. xo

Anna Bees said...

I'd love to have the Ragnar in Orange or a neon color like pink or green!

Evelin M-H said...

I'd go with the Marathon Retro socks! :)

Leslie @ Triathlete Treats said...

Neon Pink or Green

Kristen L said...

I could use some black ones! Or light blue.

Lu's Mom said...

Neon green - already have pink and yellow

Lu's Mom said...

Neon green. Already have pink and yellow

Anne said...

I probably need a pair of black!!

carpet cleaning in Beaufort, SC said...

I would choose black :-)

onefootthere said...

Neon green all the way!

TooCuteRunner said...

Swirl!!!

cclarke51 said...

I'd love to try the white or black!

B. Glad said...

Purple

Serena said...

Ive been wanting to try these for SOOOO long! I love all the neon colors,I think Id choose pink

Anonymous said...

I have tried other compression socks but am always looking for new running accessories - love the colors they have!!

Abby's Road said...

Orange or Royal Blue!

Peg G. said...

I would choose purple socks, since most of my running gear is purple.

April said...

Chevron White!

Land Sea Collective said...

I want Marathon Retro!!!!!

Carra Saigh said...

Definitely Purple!

PEMom said...

I'd pick marathon black.

bookgirl said...

I would love to have a pair of pink ones.

SeRUNity NOW said...

The marathon retro socks are SO cute! I would totally get those!

Mark Varner said...

I would love to have Royal Blue. Have Neon Yellow & Green

Tina Fab said...

I woul have to have purple!!!

Tina Fab said...

i woul have to pick purple!

Jonathan said...

i'd go with black or navy

Aimee Morey-Oppenheim said...

I love your Batgirl costume. Such a great idea.

Tanya Wright said...

I already have the purple...so I'd probably go with orange. Or maybe pink. Or the pink argyle. Maybe even the pink and yellow swirl! Um. I WANT ALL THE SOCKS.

Lisa said...

I would want a neon yellow. The brighter the better. :)

FireRunner2379 said...

I'd go with the classic look...Black!

Desi said...

I would get the Chevron ones!

Rhoni Narly said...

I would choose black!

Leah said...

ProCompression marathon socks are my BFFs!! Cannot rave enough about them! I am loving the royal blue pair!

leah.hart1@gmail.com

Arielle said...

I want a pair so bad after all you bloggers review them! I would get the marathon black color so they would match every outfit I wear!

amyupnorth said...

LOVE Pro compression! I've been eyeing up a lime pair...

Jamie said...

I think i would go with purple this time!

klhs395 said...

I'd choose Pink!

Jodi Stuber said...

i have never had a pair and would sooooo love to win.. purple :) my fave.

Nicole said...

I have one pair and I wear them to death! Love Pro Compression!