CEP Compression Socks Review 2017

CEP is a subsidiary of German company Medi. They have built a reputation over the years as a top player in the compression sock market. They offer a full range short and long socks to cover your every need, both on the sports field and through the course of your day. All products are manufactured at their high tech production facility in Germany.

In this article we take a close look at the the best of the CEP range. We then compare 3 top competing products.

The Best of CEP

CEP Women’s Dynamic+ Run Short Socks

CEP Women’s Dynamic+ Run Short Socks

The CEP Women’s Dynamic+ Running Short sock provides an extra strong level of compression to give you tension and support. It quickly removes lactic acid, replacing it with nutrients and oxygen, with the result that your feet find immediate relief. This sock is made from 85% polyamide and 15% spandex, delivering a very firm yet flexible fit. You also get an anatomically designed contour with extra padding in the heel and sole to counter the effects of constant walking.

The medical grade quality of this sock means that is highly durable. It is also very flexible, able to deliver a high moisture wicking ability. That means that your feet will not over-heat or fill up with sweat. It also has in-built anti-odor and anti-static protection. The sock is also completely machine washable. The form fitted molding material means that this is one of the most comfortable socks you will ever wear.

PROS

  • High compression level
  • Firm yet flexible
  • Machine washable

CONS

  • Expensive

CEP Women’s Progressive+

CEP Women’s Progressive+

The CEP Women’s Progressive+ compression sock provides graduated compression, ranging from 20 mmHg at the ankle up to 30 mmHg at the top of the calf. This high level of compression will immediately increase blood flow, remove lactic acid and allow you to recover from lower leg discomfort a lot faster. It provides a very close fitting, ankle and toe fit, providing the tension you need while also allowing for the flexibility you want.

The CEP Women’s Progressive+ is made from 85% polyamide and 15% spandex. This combination reduces vibration while increasing stability. The open pore mesh calf structure enhances breathability and ventilation. Built in odor and static control properties increase your level of comfort. There are also padded zones in strategic places to enhance the overall support level. CEP have just released a whole new color range for this product. You also get a 100% money back guarantee with this product.

PROS

  • Graduated compression
  • Reduces vibration
  • Padded zones

CONS

  • Hard to get on and off

CEP Men’s Dynamic+

CEP Men’s Dynamic+

The CEP Men’s Dynamic+ run short sock provides a high level of plantar fasciitis support around the ankle. It delivers a good level of compression, providing the tension you need to speed up blood circulation, thus removing lactic acid and bringing in oxygen and nutrients. The anti-bacterial and anti odor properties that have been built into the sock provide a high level of comfort and security.

This is an extremely soft and responsive wearing sock that feels great against the skin. Seams have been double stitched to provide a maximum level of durability. The form fitted molding material provides you with an amazingly flexible and motion ready sock that works seamlessly with any shoe design. This sock can be paired with the CEP calf sleeve to provide a complete lower leg relief system. Your purchase is covered with a 100% money back guarantee.

PROS

  • Plantar fasciitis support
  • Very soft and responsive
  • Form fitted molding

CONS

  • Expensive

CEP Men’s Achilles Support

CEP Men’s Achilles Support

The CEP Men’s Achilles Support compression sock is made from 87% polyamide and 13% elastine, delivering a higher level of elasticity, flexibility and sturdiness and the competition. Anatomically shaped padding has been strategically provided to deliver a high level of support against repeated foot strike pain. With a medical grade compression level of 20mmHg, this sock with help to boost your blood circulation, so that lactic acid is removed and nutrients and oxygen are introduced.

The CEP Men’s Achilles Support compression sock is a great sock for dealing with plantar fasciitis issues. It provides you with 18 mmHg of compression around the mid-foot area to provide max support through this crucial area. It also a reduced level of pressure in the toe box, providing for a more comfortable experience with every step you take. Your purchase comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

PROS

  • High level of elasticity
  • Anatomically contoured padding
  • Reduced toe box pressure

CONS

  • Heel is a little bulky

CEP Alternatives

2XU Women’s Compression

2XU Women’s Compression

The 2XU Women’s Compression sock is constructed from PWX compression fabric, delivering a very natural feeling and responsive fabric that is also very compressive. Padded zones deliver enhanced support for the most vulnerable areas of your foot. This sock features superior levels of ventilation and moisture control, so you can avoid over-heating. It also features a linked toe cage for greater toe breathability and enhanced comfort against your shoe.

The 2XU has a lightweight and cool wool design. It’s graduated compression, centered as it is around the ankle, makes this a great choice to complement your sports training as well as supporting long working days on your feet. This product is available in a range of colors and is covered with a full money back guarantee.

PROS

  • PWX compression fabric
  • Padded zones
  • Wool design

CONS

  • May be a little too much compression for some
  • Top band is too tight

Vitalsox VT1211

Vitalsox VT1211

The Vitalsox VT1211 full length compression sock is a graduated compression sock that delivers a high degree of tension, especially around the ankle area. At the same time, it is very flexible, lightweight and mobile. It features an extra layer of padding around high use areas. The Drystat fabric from which this sock is constructed has thermostatic control properties that wick away moisture, while also contouring for a great fit.

The Vitalsox VT1211 has built-in anti odor and anti static properties to enhance your comfort level. It also provides even more padding around the heel and ankle to protect you from friction and abrasions. This sock is made in Italy in a controlled factory environment. Your purchase comes with a money back guarantee.

PROS

  • Extra arch and heel support
  • Made in Italy
  • Drystat fabric

CONS

  • Sock is a little too long

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Thirty48 Graduated Compression

Thirty48 Graduated Compression

The Thirty48 Graduated Compression socks is made from a combination of 70% nylon, 20% lycra and 19% anti bacterial nylon. The graduated compression provides a higher tension level around the ankle, allowing for lactic acid release and faster oxygen supply. This sock features Thirty48’s CatalystAF design for a more contoured, comfortable fit. Socks are made individually for right and left feet. The lightweight design makes this an easy wearing sock that works well with any shoe design.

Thirty48 Graduated Compression socks are an extremely breathable sock with high moisture wicking properties. It will not bunch up or slip down while you’re wearing it. It also has superior thermostatic control, meaning that it will not overheat or plague you with sweat build up.

PROS

  • Anti bacterial nylon
  • Catalyst AFdesign
  • Minimal thickness

CONS

  • Sock not high enough

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Conclusion

Our favorite CEP compression sock is the CEP Women’s Dynamic+ Run Short Socks, which provides you with high compression levels, is firm yet flexible and machine washable. We also loved the CEP Women’s Progressive+, with enhanced protection padding zones, vibration reduction and graduated compression.

Our third favorite CEP compression sock is the CEO Men’s Dynamic+, which provides a superior level of plantar fasciitis support, and is very soft and responsive thanks to its form fit molding.

In terms of CEP alternatives, we favor the 2XU Women’s Compression sock, with its PWX compression fabric, padded zones and wool design to provide extra comfort. The Thirty48 Graduated Compression sock is made from an anti-bacterial nylon and provides a catalyst AF design for enhanced responsiveness and comfort.

Finally, the Vitalsox VT1211 provides you with enhanced heel and arch support, and a Drystat fabric which is high ventilating and very responsive.