Disclaimer: I received a pair of CEP Compression Women’s Tall Socks 3.0 to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
Akin to seeing me wildly wrestle out of a sports bra after a run like my cat trying to escape the blow-up cone of shame (oh, poor Bartleby), you can often see me cursing under my breath while trying to take off compression gear.
I understand that compression socks, pants, sleeves, and shirts are excellent to promote blood flow and faster recovery. Compression socks can help keep your legs from getting tired or achy and can ease swelling. I dismissed the power of compression socks for many years, but after my third full marathon in 2018 I used them, and voila—I was in considerably less pain than after prior races.
I have tried several brands in the past, but none compare to the CEP Compression Women’s Tall 3.0 socks that I’ve been able to try via BibRave. Other compression socks are either stiff/thick, wicked hard to get on and off, or do not wash very well. On the flip side, I’ve used one brand of compression socks that will remain nameless that got a snag in them on day one and were so thin that they didn’t feel like they would do anything for my circulation. What gives?
I can actually get my CEP Compression Women’s Tall 3.0 socks on with ease and take them off without feeling like I’m entering the black diamond of all yoga poses. I’ve washed them over five times now, and they wash up really well. I haven’t noticing any snags, stretching, or pilling. I’m going to be testing some WIN Detergent soon, so I’m psyched to see how these socks stay true to size and color with WIN. #WinBR
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I also ran a sub-30-minute 5K in them this month and felt excellent afterward. Can you spot me?!
I even brought them to test out some new Brooks shoes that I was in the market for. They were comfortable throughout a day of shopping, and my feet didn’t get swampy or hellishly hot. (Does that happen to anyone else? Oh, only me?!)
These socks also have really neat padding on the toes and heels, which oddly enough helps me get them on correctly! I hope I’m not the only one who struggles with figuring out where the toes of socks are sometimes. (I know I for sure do this with the Angry Kindergartner’s socks.)
These CEP Compression Women’s Tall Socks 3.0 are by far the best pair of compression socks I have ever owned. Now if only I could find a pair of compression pants exactly like these socks!
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