A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be contacted by Lunatik Athletiks to review a pair of their compression socks. I was thrilled! Before agreeing to the review, I wanted to get to know the company a little. I was very pleased to learn that their mission is ” to design high quality, funky apparel that would allow individuals to express themselves in the most carefree, supported environment…running.”
I really love that mission statement. Sometimes we get so bogged down by improving our PR and training, that we take the fun out of running. Running should be something you enjoy, that also allows you to express yourself. The compression socks from Lunatik Athletiks definitely allow you to express yourself! I chose the Nirvana pattern, mostly because it matches a lot of my running outfits. A girl’s gotta look good, too!
Not only was I impressed by the personal, handwritten note that I received from the company, but I honestly, really loved the compression socks. Many of you know that I am training for my first half marathon EVER. That means I am running much more than I ever have, which also means a lot of sore legs!
For the past two weeks, I have been wearing these compression socks after my long runs. I really did notice a significant drop in leg soreness. I even put the socks on after my first 10 miler race. I wore them discreetly under my jeans as I went about my day! They worked like a charm!
If you are interested in learning more about compression socks and how they help runners recover faster from workouts, this is a great article from Runner’s World.
Now to the fun part! Lunatik Athletiks is being kind enough to give away a pair of compression socks to one lucky reader! (The winner will be announced 10/25) The reader even gets to choose the style they prefer! Just enter below! If that isn’t enough, everyone can receive a discount with the code “run20.” I highly recommend you at least check the company and their products out. They have some really cute running skirts available too! Just click the link below!
Do you use compression socks? Do you use them for recovery or during your run, maybe both?
Lunatik Athletiks paid for and provided me with the compression socks for this review, but this review is my honest opinion of the product.