Disclaimer: I received the 2XU VECTR sock and Performance Run calf sleeve to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
If you have read any of my previous 2XU reviews then you know I am a huge fan of their products. The Racing Vectr Sock and the Compression Performance Run Sleeves don’t disappoint.
These will now be my go-to racing socks. They have a cushioned heel and forefoot for support, and have 2XU’s “X:Blend fiber formula” for breathable & supportive socks. The VECTR Socks stay in place while running, and leave my feet blister free. Read there product details info from their website here:
Read the product details of the calf sleeve here:
“The 2XU Compression Performance Run Sleeves feature zoned breathability panels for maximum airflow and comfort. Seamless, graduated compression zones for increased blood flow and maximum muscle containment for increased performance and enhanced recovery times.
- Graduated compression to promote increased circulation for recovery
- Highest power denier targeted support to calf + shins
- Reduced fatigue in lower legs through less muscle oscillation
- Reduced muscle soreness
- Greater power output”
I am not a big fan of running with compression sleeves. They make me hot, and I feel like I run slower. But I think it is mostly in my head because looking at my pace when I am wearing the sleeves vs when I am not, the pace is basically the same. That being said, these were comfortable, breathable and did not slip when running.
I also like the sleeves and socks when strength training. I usually run before my strength training sessions so wearing the sleeves while lifting helps with recovery after my run, and helps me when I am deadlifting to not scratch up my legsies. I like dual purpose products 😉
I would definitely recommend the 2XU calf sleeves and Vectr socks. Thanks 2XU and BibRave for the opportunity to try them out! If you would like to get your hands on some great compression gear go to 2XU’s website and use code TRAIN15 for 15% off your order. Good until April 30th.