May 21, 2015
There are many compression brands in the market, but a few stand out above the rest. As a new company, we’re always asked how we compare with the bigger brands. We’ve done our homework and know that we’re up against some great companies.
Most people think we’re not supposed to talk about the competition, but who says we have to be like everyone else? Our rebellious spirit drives us to do things differently and we’re definitely not afraid to challenge the status quo.
Here’s a list of five well-known compression brands:
Remember when Meb Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon? He did so wearing CEP compression socks. Imagine all the buzz that created for CEP! CEP is a sports brand of medi GmbH & Co. KG, with their head office in Germany. Besides Meb, CEP sponsors a few other high profile athletes, including Josh Cox and Andy Potts.
The CEP Compression Run 2.0 Socks worn by Meb have a compression rating of 20–30 mmHg and retail for $60 per pair.
The PRO Compression Marathon socks are quite popular and come in a variety of colors. These socks are priced at $50 per pair and have a compression rating of 22–26 mmHg. Aside from socks, PRO Compression sells other compression gear such as sleeves, leggings and tights.
Sigvaris is a Swiss company with over 1400 employees around the world. They started making medical compression stockings in 1958 and expanded to the sports line in 2009. The Sigvaris Sports Performance Compression socks are priced at $70 and with a compression rating of 20–30 mmHg.
The name “Zensah” is based on the Italian word “Senza” which means to be “without”. The Zensah Tech+ Compression Socks have a 15–20 mmHg rating and sell for $50 per pair. Zensah also sells other compression products such as sleeves, shirts and tights.
2XU is a multinational corporation based in Australia. They sell a range of compression products that include socks, sleeves, shirts and tights. The 2XU Performance Run Compression Socks have a compression rating of 25–30 mmHg and retail for $50. Cait Snow, Ricky James and Ted Ligety are a few of the professional athletes sponsored by 2XU.
These are just a few of the more popular compression brands in the market. The key to finding the right pair of athletic compression socks is knowing how much compression support you need, as well as your ankle and calf circumference for proper sizing.
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