When you run, your feet are bound to become tired. As they repeatedly pound the pavement, the shoes acting as the only barrier between the solid ground and the soft skin, you will feel them call out for help. Compression socks are where it’s at, as they offer the protection your feet crave! The Rockay Accelerate is one of the best compression socks out there, designed perfectly to cater to your needs. They can be helpful to you when you’re not running as well, and you only have to give them a chance. Read on and discover why we love the Accelerate so much!
Graduated compression that aids in running
Socks stay in place, never slipping into the sneakers
Polygiene keeps bad odors and sweat at bay
Impressive material blend
A bit pricey
Polyamide is just specialized nylon, while elastane also has plastic roots. Many people are environmentally aware today, which is why plastic may turn you away. But fear not! Rockay has an excellent solution to this problem - they use only recycled materials that come from the ocean or from landfills. The materials created out of these secondary products are not inferior to plastic that is not found this way, in fact, it's even better than that plastic! Rockay really cares about our planet, and their products show that. Polyamide is what gives the socks their moisture-wicking property, while elastane gives the socks some stretch to keep you comfy.
As you already noticed, these socks are a low cut. Many people fear low cut socks, especially if they are used for running because they have a tendency to slip down and bunch up in our shoes. This not only creates discomfort, but it causes us to stop running to adjust the socks, which can ruin the mood. You can't exactly just ignore this problem either, because a blister will definitely form where the sock ends, and you might even feel pain after you take the sock off. The Accelerate has a top band that prevents the sock from moving a single inch, plus it keeps dirt from entering the sock.
The fit is also determined by the size of the sock, and you must choose a size that fits you. Usually, you just have to compare your shoe size to Rockay's handy chart, but if you want to be on the safe side, measure your feet and then calculate your size. Their sizes go from small to extra large, so you'll definitely find what you need. If you're in between sizes, you should go for the bigger one, and remember that there are a left and right sock, so make sure you got the sock on the right foot!
This is achieved by zones placed strategically around the surface of the socks. They are thinner than the rest of the sock, providing breathability without sacrificing support. Even where the zones are not present, the sock still breathes and wicks away moisture thanks to polyamide and merino wool. To top it all off, the socks are treated with Polygiene, a specialized tool that helps the socks breathe and dry super fast. Polyamide also helps save the planet. Because the socks dry very fast, you don't really have to wash them as often as you would wash regular socks. You need to air dry them after every use, and the Polyamide keeps bacteria and odors away. By not washing the socks, you conserve energy and keep the socks functional for a longer time!