2XU VECTR Sock and Performance Run Calf Sleeve – A Review

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:

“Engineered for faster performance than ever before, this impressiveRace VECTR Sock is designed with 2XU’s X:LOCK support system powered by 2XU’s Compression technology for a secure, ergonomic fit to the foot and stabilization of the ankle and arch. Delivering maximum abrasion protection, extra heel and forefoot cushioning, dry mesh panels for ventilation plus a linked toe cage for comfort, theRace VECTR Sock is ideal for racing and training alike.”
The other product that came along with the socks is the Performance Run Calf Sleeve. This is the first pair of calf sleeves I have ever tried. I usually do socks but wanted to see what sleeves would be like, and if I ran in them I wanted to be able to choose my own sock if I wanted. My only issue with the sleeves is that they are a little too big. In the left picture here I have them scrunched down. In the right picture I have the left one pulled up how they are supposed to be. You can see that they are long for my stumpy legs, despite ordering the extra small. However, this is not really even an issues with me. They are still comfortable, they stay in place when I run (huge plus) and they help with recovery of my tired muscles.

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”

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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.



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