Georgie Lambert, our co-area manager is a keen runner who recently found her love for Canicross running with our office dog Benson. Below is her recent product blog on Long Compression Socks where Thorlos Experia Energy Socks came out on top.
I was super-excited when I was told to test compression socks for Alton Sports product blog this January! I have always loved running (not fast) but all the time, I was more competitive in my younger days.
I have been saturated in the sporting industry for around 9 years in different job roles, continuously learning and have most recently learnt and taken up the sport of Canicrossing with our furbaby, Benson.
Compression is a huge mine field for every runner but the benefits are beyond your wildest dreams, I’m not lying. I find any compression but in particular long compression socks my secret weapon and the only reason I can still run 30-40miles a week without any strict stretching or strength & conditioning programme. I just can’t find time for it, too busy washing the dog off or making tea!
During the making of this blog I was able to test wear three different brands of long compression sock:
• CEP Run Sock 2.0
• Thorlo Experia Energy
I tested all three brands over two months averaging 30 miles a week of off road running, rotating which sock I wore every time I hit the trails.
While all brands had a huge benefit to both my recovery and performance one really shone for me, the Thorlo Experia Energy compression sock. Thorlo Experia, as a brand is one of Alton Sports bestselling performance socks and I can see why. The sock part of the product was amazing, highly cushioned and breathable in both dry and wet conditions, a totally premium experience. The compression part of the Thorlo Experia Energy was a cut above the rest, with a beautiful hugging feeling before, during and after every run. The comfort lasted all the way to the shower room. I have previously felt restricted and uncomfortable in compression socks, especially when I wear long tights over the top, but this is far less the case in the Experia Energy.
For me, this made the Thorlo Experia Energy sock the best in test. Below are three points that made this sock a permanent go to running accessory for me,
- Fast-wicking sock component with no movement on the run & premium high cushioned pads.
- Comfortable level of compression (I even wore these overnight).
- Many colour options to match your outfit (Highly important to lighten anyone’s mood!).
I hope this has helped anyone who is looking into trying compression products for the first time or anyone who’s looking for something different to what they currently use.
Feel free to pop in stores to ask more about compression products and how they can help with your training & race programme this year! Good luck everyone for 2017.