SKINS have had a long history of providing high quality compression clothing for Pros and Joes. It wasn’t that long ago that everyone was spending major cash on these with very little alternatives. These days there are lots of competition in the market and the prices have gone down. What hasn’t changed is that SKINS still provide that “locked in” feel when wearing them the first time to the 100th time. That’s something not a lot of the other brands can say.
These were snug from the get go and the materials were a nice matte finish. They are a little thinner than the A200 and A400 series so consider that for the more modest runners. They do a good job providing compression and reducing muscle vibration. They don’t have a key pocket and the lack of grippers on the waistband mean that they can roll and shift around during intense exercise. But for the price, they’re excellent value and will last a couple of seasons.