Benefits of Compression / Manning the PRO Compression Booth

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to help out PRO Compression at Chicago’s Hot Chocolate 15K/5K race expo.


My endurance sports club, Crush Multisport, will ask for volunteers from time to time to help out our sponsors manning booths at expos. It is a great way to get to know our sponsors and meet some pretty rad people in the industry all while giving back.

I worked the booth from 1PM to 4PM with Eric, owner of PRO Compression. It was peak hours so we were busy, busy, busy. For those who are unfamiliar with this company they specialize in compression socks. Here is a brief explanation of the benefits of compression socks right from their website:

“From the moment you slip on a pair of PRO Compression socks you will benefit from the science and comfort behind the ‘graduated compression’ technology that is felt mainly around the ankle.

Whether at rest, playing a round of golf or running a marathon, your PRO Compression socks are working to circulate blood back to your heart and lungs. With more efficient circulation comes less fatigue and your tired muscles are replenished with fresh oxygen and nutrients to reduce soreness and give you the extra stamina needed to exert yourself at the fullest.”

I really enjoyed the experience working the booth and I picked up on the compression sock “lingo” and prices very fast. Career change? Haha

I wore a pair of their marathon compression socks for the four hours I was standing as well as the drive home and my legs felt no fatigue afterwards. I have been a long time fan and user of compression, but this was my first time trying PRO Compression. My general opinion: they make a high quality sock! Compared to other brands, their sock is very breathable, which is a major plus. Compression works people!

Eric was awesome and sent me home with four pairs! Thanks Eric! I love them and will be putting them to good use before, during, and after workouts and races! Even though I am currently dealing with injuries I am wearing the heck out of them to aid in the recovery process!


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