Monday, July 29, 2013

SLS3 Compression Sock Review + Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Remember that giveaway I mentioned last week? Well, today seems like the perfect day :)

You all know how much I love compression socks. I wear them while traveling and during workouts, long runs and races. I wear them to recover. In my mind, there's no such thing as owning too many pairs of socks!

I was recently asked by SLS3 to review a pair of their socks and I jumped on the opportunity. I love trying new products and this is a brand I didn't know a lot about. They sent me a pair of their Butterfly Compression Socks and I immediately fell in love with the style. I'm a sucker for anything bright colored and girly. These socks are both :)


Here's what SLS3 has to say about their compression socks:

SLS3 Butterfly compression socks boost bloodflow by about 34%. This increases oxygen delivery to the working muscles to enhance their performance. The circulation improvements also help the body eliminate metabolic waste products like lactic acid more easily. The combination of these effects allows you to work longer and harder, delaying the onset of fatigue.

The SLS3 Butterfly compression socks offer more targeted, significant support to the achilles tendons, tibias, calves and ankles, thus boosting the ability to reduce common ankle and foot injuries.

They are recommended for running, cycling, walking, triathlon, skiing, traveling and lots of other uses.
The supportive effect and compression of SLS3 Butterfly compression socks reduce muscle vibration drastically, which leads to less soft tissue damage and less sore muscles. Your recovery time will be significantly reduced.


Here are my thoughts: I put them to the test during a workout, a long run and recovery after a race and they held up great for each! I really like the way the socks fit - and actually forgot I had them on while running, which is ideal in my mind. I never want to be thinking about the apparel I have on when I'm trying to focus on running. They stay up perfectly without any slipping or bunching - two of my pet peeves. 


The one thing I will note is that these socks are a bit shorter in calf length than other socks I have tried. Maybe I have a long calf, but I felt like an extra inch of sock might have been nice. 

How would you like to win a pair of these awesome socks for yourself? I'm giving away one pair of pink Butterfly Compression Socks, size small/medium. These socks are geared toward women, but guys, I won't judge if you decide to enter to win a pair. You can always give them to the lady in your life as a gift ;)
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway Hope everyone's week is off to a great start! Let's chat again soon :)

- ST

50 comments:

  1. They're great for recovery!

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  2. I've seen these all over the blogging world, so I am quite curious about them. I'm also training for my first half in October, so they might come in handy. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Compression socks could definitely come in handy during half training and racing. Good luck :)

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  3. I really want to try these! I am a groupex instructor and was just told that wearing compression socks will really help with the fatigue that comes with being in the gym all. the. time. Plus - looks like we think alike - check out my blog and you'll see why :)

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    1. Elizabeth, I love it! Can't wait to read more of your posts :)

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  4. I wear another brand of compression socks that are a bit too tall/long in the calf, so these may just be perfect! Plus, I love that they're pink!!!

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    1. They also come in purple, which I am adding to my list of things to buy :)

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  5. Ran the Warrior Dash Saturday, and really wished I had compression socks for my legs the day after. Great giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Ellen! Congrats on your race and good luck :)

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  6. I've always been a fan of tall socks.

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    1. Me too! Style meets function :)

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  7. Super cute!! I have been wanting to try these! (I have seen then on Amazon.)

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    1. They are definitely worth trying - good luck :)

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  8. These look great! I love compression socks, they're so comfortable.

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    1. Agreed - they are comfortable and make any run more comfortable :)

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  9. I have been eyeing a pair. All the girls at crossfit have them and I think it would be great for long days at the hospital under my scrubs!

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    1. They are perfect for a job that you need to stand much of the day! Good luck :)

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  10. I have been really thinking about trying compression socks out!

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    1. They are awesome - once you try them, you'll be hooked!

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  11. I love compression socks! I really feel like they make a difference for me- especially when running long. I hardly ever have any pain or soreness in my calves anymore and that was a big thing for me once I got up into higher mileage. Also, this pair is super cute.

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    1. I agree, Tracey! I can't imagine running 16, 18, 20 or more without compression.

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  12. I love that they speed up recovery.

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    1. Me too - perfect support for tired legs after a workout, long run or race.

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  13. I love compression socks for pre-run (the night before) and post run... they make my ankles and calves way less achy!

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    1. I haven't worn socks much the night before a run but will have to give it a try!

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  14. Never tried them but they are super cute!

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  16. I want to try compression socks for recovery.

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  17. I only have compression sleeves, so I've been wanting to try compression socks for some of my longer runs. This would be the perfect opportunity!!

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    1. The socks are great for extra foot support!

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  18. you can try to enter SLS325 for 25% off - I just ordered some for my wife.

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    1. Great tip, Steve! Thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Love compression, and would love to try some of the SLS3 brand. While I love PRO Compression, my fave has to be CEP (minus the price tag). They are definitely the tightest and give me the greatest benefit. Would love to see if SLS3 could be a cheaper (and far cuter) alternative:)

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    1. I also like CEP and PRO, but it is nice to discover other brands - like SLS3. The socks are wonderful!

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  20. I would love to see if they help recovery time after long runs!

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    1. They are a God-send after long runs!

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  21. I've never tried compression socks but they look totally cute :)

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    1. Style and function - a perfect combo :)

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  22. I like compression socks because they keep my legs fresher for longer. Would love to try another brand!

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    1. What brand do you normally wear? I love trying new brands, too :)

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  23. I use compression socks for recovery.

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  24. I mainly use compression socks after my run for recovery. I've never heard of this brand, so I'm excited about this giveaway!

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    1. Glad to introduce you to a new brand and good luck! :)

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  25. I would love to try compression socks for the recovery benefits. Don't know if I could run in them but if they're that good I'm willing to give it a whirl!

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    1. The recovery benefits alone make them worth a try!

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  26. They look really comfortable!

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    1. Very comfortable - just the right amount of compression!

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  27. Now that I am running for an hour at a time and becoming more serious about running, I can notice the small things making an improvement. I haven't tried wearing compression socks.

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