Pro Compression Socks – Review and Giveaway

**This giveaway is now closed!**

The past 32(ish) weeks have been horrible on my legs. I swear as soon as I took a pregnancy test pregnancy test my varicose veins returned. It started with itching about a week before I tested, actually. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but it dawned on me later. *Derp* Soon after the itching the veins start appearing. They’re not really painful, but they are unattractive, irritating, annoying, and can feel uncomfortable at times.

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The pièce de résistance is the tiny veins that appear around my ankles. They are like red and purple, angry, blood vessels of fun. Those itch too.

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You know you wanted a glimpse…

There’s really no way for me to avoid these “fun” aspects of pregnancy. They are hereditary and I guess, since I don’t get stretch marks, I can’t complain. They don’t go away once the baby is born, although they are drastically reduced. But hey – if it’s the worst that pregnancy is going to throw at me?  Then they are truly my well-earned battle wounds.

Thankfully, there is something I can do to minimize the impact of these veins… wear compression socks.

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I think they need to start making kid socks, agreed?

My dad is actually hipper than he realizes because he’s been wearing compression socks for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, my parents owned (and ran) a liquor store and he was on his feet ALL DAY (and sometimes night). This gave his  legs (and poor circulation) nothing but grief.  For this reason, I will always attribute compression socks to my dad. They just weren’t as colorful. He wore his awesome socks everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE. To the beach, to the pool, to school events, to Disney. Yeah, it was pretty awesome to have everyone point out your dad’s socks.

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He’s probably even wearing them in this picture.

Of course, now I understand WHY he wears them. They really work!

I’ve tried a few brands since I started running and compression socks/sleeves became a thing — Zensah, CEP, and Pro Compression being the main contenders. I found the Zensah sleeves not tight enough (and too short on my long calves), the CEP socks too tight (and not cute enough), and the Pro Compression socks? Well, they are jusssst right. I especially love that the foot part actually covers my huge ass foot. Plus, I love their color selections! Who doesn’t want their legs to look

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I do a lot of sitting on my chaise, in case you can’t tell.

Since I’ve been wearing my Pro Compression Socks my varicose vein problem has been considerable lessened. My legs don’t itch as much, or if at all. There’s also bonuses too – I’ve had zero swelling and very, very few calf cramps. Almost everyone I know has had serious calf cramps at some point during their pregnancy (mostly at night, which is TOTALLY awesome at 3am) and this time? It has been minimal! It’s a compression sock miracle.

I honestly love these socks SO MUCH that I emailed Pro Compression and asked THEM if I could write a review and do a giveaway (I don’t normally do this guys. This is a truly I product I believe in). The best part is that they wrote back right away and said “Sure!” and sent me these awesome purple marathon socks (I feel like they KNOW me).

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Look – they actually fit my feet!!

They also offered to send a pair to one of YOU!

You can enter this giveaway up to four (4) times:

1) Leave a comment below and tell me why you want to win a pair

2) Follow Pro Compression on Twitter

3) Like Pro Compression’s Page on Facebook (and let them know I sent you!)

4) Tweet about the giveaway. Make sure you mention @ProCompression and @crzyrunninglegs.

If you do 2, 3, and 4 – make sure you leave a SEPARATE comment below letting me know/for entry!

The winner will be announced on Tuesday!

Don’t want to wait to see if you win? Pro Compression has 40% off right now on their Purple and  Baby Blue Marathon Socks (this includes free shipping!).  Use the coupon code: SOMF4  (For each pair of Purple and Baby Blue Marathon Socks purchased during the month of April, Pro Compression will donate $1 to the following organizations: Purple for Team in Training and Baby Blue for Train 4 Autism.)

OR you can use this code: BLG13 for 40% off ANY product in their store….free shipping over $20 

Your choice!

Now go enter… and may the odds be ever in your favor :)

Disclosure: While Pro Compression DID send me the socks at no cost – I am in no way being compensated for this post. All opinions and recommendations are my own.

Comments

  1. Lisa R. says

    I’d love to try these!! I suffer from spider AND varicose veins…and they’ve only gotten worse w/ each pregnancy. Sometimes, on long runs, I have a bit of tenderness in those retched spots. Maybe these would help. :) Thanks for the give away!

  2. Katie (@running_honey) says

    I love my Pro Compression socks!! I got some to help me with run recovery and they are a blessing! I would love to win a pair BC I only have a black pair and would love to get a fun color :-)

  3. H says

    So, I am new to this whole compression sock thing. I do not own a pair yet. I recently started having issues with shin splits. I have new shoes so I do not think its my shoes that are the problem. I am wondering and have been considering compression socks while running to see if they would better support my legs and ease my shin split issues. A free pair would just sweeten the deal :). And I am realty digging the purple ones. I don’t think you can ever own too much purple! Thanks for the review M! And I love the discount codes just in case the odds aren’t ever in my favor :). Miss you! Ad I love that I get to see your belly and sexy legs :)

  4. Deb says

    I would love to try a pair! I don’t have any and I think I might need them now that I’ve started running longer distances. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Prudence says

    Reasons I want to win a pair of Pro Compression® socks:
    I love funky socks;
    I love to run;
    I’ve never tried them;
    I’ve never won anything from a blog;
    I’d be grateful!

  6. says

    I am impressed you can get your socks on with the belly! I gave up on wearing my compression socks towards the end. Just putting my shoes on made me break out in a sweat. Now that I am not pregnant, I would love some flashy socks. Mine are a boring ol’ black color and I am in desperate need of a little oomph to make my husband say, “what are you wearing?!?”

  7. Becki Walker says

    Gah, it posted twice! I did like on Facebook though, so this one can count for that!

  8. Maryellen says

    Liked on FB and sent my message. I think these would help with my issue and shin splints..then there would NO MORE EXCUSES!! LOL.. you’re looking ready!!

  9. suzanna says

    I’ m very curious about these socks!! I have some long runs in my future and I would love to try them!!

  10. Genelle says

    I would love love to have a beautiful pair of purple compression socks. I just got my first pair and seriously cannot get enough.

  11. Mary says

    I would love to try a pair. I read great things about them all the time, but I’m cheap and want to know if they will work for me before I buy them…

  12. Karen says

    can I have some socks please? They will help me on my longer runs, and long travel

  13. Lesli K says

    I’ve bought one pair of comcompression socks and love them! Having a second pair would make me very happy :)

  14. Erica D says

    I love my pro compression socks and want another pair badly, but can’t justify spending the money again. Would love to win a pair.

  15. says

    I love that pic of your dad. My dad rocks a mustache too… sadly he never had that much hair though. Still partial internet twins. Oh, and ProCompression is all I’ll buy anymore. I have two pairs of CEP (pink and green) and 4 of Pro (orange, yellow, baby blue argyle and purple). I’m thinking of taking your coupon code and getting something boring like white or black.
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  16. Sara says

    I always wanted to try the longer compression socks. I wear the ankle length when I work out.

  17. says

    I had no idea these would help with varicose veins, but that makes total sense. How cool! I would love some for the calf pain that is sure to ensue once I get my butt in gear and start fixing this heel-striking of mine!
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  18. says

    I must be the luckiest pregnant chick ever — I don’t have a single varicose vein (yet), only a couple spider veins on my ankles and have so-far avoided really bad calf cramps. But I’m starting to notice the cramps, mostly in the mornings when I’m waking up (or in the middle of the night when I get up to pee.) I’d love to wind a pair of the Pro Compression socks just because I know circulation problems can get worse as pregnancy progresses — I think I’d actually wear them in the office since I have a desk job & don’t get all that many chances to walk around during the day!
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  19. Susan says

    Ugh…would compression socks make me actually run like my mind wants me to?! My calves hurt and I am full of spider veins. I would love to win a pair! Having a cute outfit (thanks to cute socks) will make me desire to run, right?! :)

  20. Debra says

    I am 26 weeks pregnant and just started to get calf cramps at night and last night I had the worst shin splints. I need to start wearing compression socks ASAP.

  21. Megan says

    I would love to win the socks because I currently only have 1 pair, and it’s nasty to wear the same pair of socks for running and recovery. Plus, purple is my favorite color!

  22. Ashley Castle says

    I want to win because I LOVE these socks! My calves are never sore after I wear these following a long run! And I totally need some purple ones!

  23. Diane says

    I’d love to try Pro Compression socks because I hear they’ll make me run faster. Right??? Well, at least they’ll look cool!

  24. Denise P. says

    I want to win because Pro Compression really is the best. My Zensah socks are too loose too, but I thought it was from the age. I wonder how long they are supposed to “last”.

  25. says

    Those socks are so cute. I’ve been thinking about buying compression socks for a while but didn’t know what brand to get. I would love to win these.

  26. Natalie J says

    I love the ProCompression socks! A new pair will be handy for my 1st half marathon at the end of the month!

  27. Jaclyn says

    I have heard compression is great for recovery after long runs. As I am increasing my mileage, I would love to try these socks!

  28. Leah says

    I have a pair of the low trainers and love them, so I really want to get some of the marathon socks, too!!!

  29. alisa says

    I would love some of these socks because my feet get so cold and I have bad circulation in my legs!

  30. Jennifer says

    I would live to win a pair because of the wretched calf issues I have! I need the relief!

  31. Tracy says

    I think it would be awesome to win compresson socks. I need to buy a pair but free is always better:)

  32. Jenna Ann says

    At 26 weeks pregnant and a ‘former’ runner like yourself, I would love a pair!

  33. says

    I want a pair so BAD!! Its funny that I came here today as I have been thinking about compression socks ALL weekend but cant justify spending the money! (Ive got 5 kiddos so all the extra $ goes to them =)
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  34. says

    What an awesome give away! I’m SO excited!!!! I can always use another pair of compression socks. With training for a 1/2 Ironman, my legs are beat up on a daily basis & I practically live in my compression socks. I’ve heard nothing but good about Pro Compression socks.

    I tweeted about your giveaway, I “like” Pro Compression on Facebook & I follow them on Twitter too!
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  35. Eric says

    I’m training to run 250km across the Sahara — and these legs need as much help as they can get. :) Also followed @ProCompression on Twitter and RT’ed the giveaway! #saharashuffle

  36. Jeffrey says

    I would like to win these because I hear compression is good for distant runners. I am in the midst of marathon training and I could use all the help I can get, aging sucks!

  37. says

    I really want to win a pair of these. I have a pair that a wear running but I really need some to wear daily. I work in a hospital so I am on my feet all day. My ankles swell everyday after work and would love to see if this helps.

  38. PattiR says

    I would love to win a pair of these. As i sit here recovering after a tough long run earlier today, i think i’m ready to jump on the compression bandwagon!

  39. Kristen says

    I love ProCompression socks! I need another pair because I want another fun color to be able to wear :)

  40. Denise says

    Hi!! My friend told me about these socks and I really like them. I suffer from weak calves and shins and these socks help me avoid terrible shin splits!! I’d love to win a pair!

  41. Allison says

    I would love to win a pair as I have heard so many good things about compression socks. In the past, i’ve worn normal socks with compression in the arch area, and they have helped me a lot, so I would be interested in seeing how furter compression could help.

  42. Nicole says

    I want to win the socks :) I’m fairly new to running n these would be heavenly after long runs… :)

  43. Amanda says

    I would love these because I often get really tight calves after exercise and it seems like these would really help!

  44. Veronica says

    I love compression socks! As a nurse, I wear them everyday. These look like great ones!

  45. says

    I’d LOVE to win a pair because I’m starting to see some veins as well. I bet the compression socks would feel SO good!

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