Pro Compression Socks Review 2017
Pro Compression is an athletic apparel company based in Southern California that was started by a couple of triathletes. They have created a reputation as providers of high tech compression socks to bring relief from specific complaints as well bringing faster post workout recovery and training comfort. In this article, we review the best of the Pro Compression range, along with 3 leading competitor brands.
The Best of Pro Compression
The Pro:Compression Marathon sock is a full length over the calf compression sock. It is made from 92% nylon and 8% lycra spandex. This delivers a very reflexive and responsive sock that is airy and breathable to prevent overheating and sweat build up. It includes moisture wicking properties to enhance the ventilation throughout the entire length of the sock. It also contains anti odor and anti-bacterial properties to make the sock safer and more comfortable.
This sock provides you with 20-30 mmHg of graduated compression to increase blood circulation in the lower leg. This speeds up the supply of oxygen and nutrients to bring relief to all sorts of foot, shin and calf pain. It also removes pain causing lactic acid. You get extra padding in the foot bed as well as in the heel and ankles to provide the relief that long term runners need. A top band keeps the sock in place.
- 20-30 mmHg graduated compression
- Extra foot padding
- Top band
- A little tight in the toe box
The Pro:Compression Trainer (Low Profile) sock is a short sock that brings targeted compression to the ankle, heel and foot bed. They are a great training sock for athletes and sports people, especially those with pre-existing injuries to the foot area. This sock is constructed of a blend of 70% polypropylene, 20% nylon and 10% lycra spandex.
The Pro:Compression Trainer (Low Profile) sock provides you with a very lightweight yet flexible and durable sock that provides you with a full range of motion as it delivers the maximum level of protection. The sock features a built-in Stabilizer Zone which promotes balance and support to minimize under and over pronation. Advanced moisture control technology keeps you cool and dry, while anti odor and anti static treatments make the sock very comfortable. The non slip design on this sock ensures that it won’t bunch up or slip down the ankle.
- Targeted compression around the ankle, heel and foot sole
- Built-in Stabilizer Zone
- Non slip design
Pro Compression Alternatives
In this section, we review three top rated competitors to the Pro Compression sock range: Under Armour Men’s All Sport Performance Over the Calf Socks, the Mojo Compression Plantar Fasciitis Foot Sleeve and the Sockwell Men’s Elevation Firm (20-30 mmHg).
The Men’s All Sport Performance Over the Calf sock from Under Armour is an over the calf full length graduated compression sock. It is constructed from 83% polyester, 11% cotton, 4% nylon and 2% spandex. This gives it a comparable level of flexibility and range of motion as both of the Pro Compression socks that we have reviewed. This sock provides a good level of compression centered around the heel and ankle.
This Under Armour sock is a very lightweight sock that is easy to put on and take off. A comfort top band keeps the sock in place so that it doesn’t slip down or bunch up while you’re running. This is a warm sock that is great for outdoor winter play. At the same time it has built in moisture wicking properties to keep you cool and dry.
- Great for outdoor sports
- Comfort top bands
- Enhanced mobility and flexibility
- Tight at the calf
The Mojo Compression Plantar Fasciitis Foot Sleeve is a sock that is specifically designed to treat pain along the plantar fasciitis. As such it provides 30-40 mmHg, with the highest level along the base of the foot. This is a higher level of compression than you get from anything in the Pro Compression range. It provides you with an extremely lightweight, breathable fabric that gives you a high level of ventilation.
The Mojo Plantar Fasciitis foot sleeve features zone technology to provide your foot with a gradual massage as it provides the compression that brings more oxygen and nutrients to the area. The circular knit microfiber nylon and spandex blend makes this a very comfortable sock to wear. A top band keeps the sock in place.
- 30-40 mmHg graduated compression
- Thin, breathable design
- Top band to prevent slipping
- Some may find the sock too short
Under Armour produce compression wear for athletes and sports players. See how they compare to the best of the rest with our Under Armour Compression Socks Review 2017 feature article.
The Sockwell Men’s Elevation Firm compression sock is a full length over the calf sock that brings 20-30 mmHg of graduated compression to your lower legs. This makes it a good sock for people who are new to sock compression technology, as it delivers a level that is not too tight. This sock also features Acufit technology, which sees spandex inserts being inserted to enhance flexibility, breathability and mobility.
The Sockwell Men’s Elevation Form compression sock has a lot of padding that is centered around the heel, ankle and foot bed. However, this sock does not have stability zones as we see with the Pro Compression low profile trainer. Despite this, the sock is highly functional, providing you with a good level of stability and balance.
- Acufit technology
- Light compression sole
- Enhanced heel box
- Socks are a little too high
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Pro Compression is a company of athletes who provide compression wear to athletes. The best of the Pro:Compression range is the Pro:Compression Marathon sock, which provides you with 20-30 mmHg graduated compression, along with extra foot padding and a top band to keep the sock in place. We also loved the Pro:Compression Trainer (Low Profile) sock, delivering targeted compression around the ankle, heel and foot sole, built-in Stabilizer Zone and a non slip design.
When it comes to Pro Compression alternatives, we highly rate the Men’s All Sport Performance Over the Calf sock from Under Armour. This sock is great for outdoor sports, comes with comfort top bands and provides enhanced mobility and flexibility. The Mojo Compression Plantar Fasciitis Foot Sleeve provides you with a higher level of compression than anything in the Pro Compression range at 30-40 mmHg.
Rounding out our top 3 Pro Compression alternatives is the Sockwell Men’s Elevation Form compression sock, with itsAcufit technology, light compression sole and enhanced heel box.