Compression socks. You either swear by ’em or snicker at ’em. I thoroughly enjoy sporting my compression socks around, especially underneath non running clothes. I know. Rebel. I have compression socks from all the major brands, but now there’s a new kid in town named Tiux and they’re only $35 a pair! What!?
Time to see what tricks Tiux has tucked in their socks! [Say that five times fast.]
Disclaimer: I got a free pair of socks. All opinions are my own. I honestly just wanted to tell all my Run This Year buddies about a fun new running product so…there you have it.
Day 1: I ran 3 miles and then I wore my Tiux for the rest of the day while at work. Over 10,000 steps of being on my feet all day in a retail store. This day I appreciated how great my calves and feet felt at the end of the day. I really appreciate the all-day wearability.
Day 2: I did a Body Fusion workout (killer on the glutes and legs) and then ran nearly 3 miles. Again, I put on my Tiux for recovery while hitting 12,000 steps the rest of the day at work. This day I really noticed the extra cushion in under the feet and again noticed a huge different between how great my calves felt compared to the rest of my legs.
Day 3: I wore my Tiux on a run. This was a few days later, after hill repeats and two more leg burning workouts. My hams/quads were still a touch sore but past the worst of my workout DOMS. The socks felt great on the run, especially on the toes/heal. I’d like them to be a bit more snug on the calves, but overall they win! Now I want the pink ones.
Compared to other brands?
I stole this chart from their website. I do think the calf support feature is legit and love the wide top band as it doesn’t cut into my legs as much as others do. Muffin-top calves are not good for anyone.
I’m also intrigued by this unit of compression level measurement. So I had to look it up. Apparently, “mmHg” is a measurement of pressure. The science-y stuff behind it has to do with fluid and mercury and zero degrees centigrade and other things I really don’t care about. What matters to me is that there are numbers that measure the compression level of socks and Tiux stacks up pretty well among other top brands. Now I want to know the compression level of all my compression gear!
Get you some!
So you have to give these socks a try. They’ll be shipping in spring. For $35, it is worth it to order a pair and see if they work for you. Tiux cuts down costs by being an online-only, direct-to-consumer brand and blog reviews like mine are about the only advertising they do. I like that, especially because I feel $35 for compression socks is reasonable.