These Sigvaris 412V Performance Sleeves are my first real experience personally with any sort of compression. I love ’em already.
These ones are made to be used during activity, so I went for broke and used them on a 24 mile training run. Always during the later stages of my longer runs, I can tell when my muscles are starting to feel achy and fatigued. My calves and achilles ares aren’t immune to this at all, but during this past run they still felt great after wearing the sleeves. Where my quads, hams, and buns were definitely feeling run-down, my calves and achilles were still feeling snappy.
This also goes for the next day, as this was my longest run in awhile–most of me was sore, but calves and achilles were no worse for the wear.
I’ve wore these on some trail races, track workouts, and other long runs, and I have ALWAYS been pleased with how well my lower legs felt after wearing the calf sleeves.
Sizing is based on ankle and calf circumference and they are made of 75% nylon and 25% spandex.