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Bin mit den Sleeves sehr zufrieden, die Farbe ist etwas "besonders" - aber das darf sie ja definitiv auch sein. Die Sleeves sitzen gut, schneiden nicht ein und bieten bei richtiger Größenwahl die gewünschte Kompression.
Fazit nach einer Weile: Leider lösen sich bei mir schon nach knappen 2 Monaten Benutzung die Fäden auf. Habe den Verkäufer kontaktiert und die Ware zur Prüfung (auf eigene Kosten) eingeschickt. Nach erfolgreicher Retoure verspricht der Verkäufer eine Gutschrift der von mir getragenen Kosten. Ich bin gespannt.. Rezension wird nach erfolgreicher Nachbesserung selbstverständlich angepasst.
Ich habe die Sleeves in Pink und Schwarz erworben. Beide Größe 3. Dennoch sind die Sleeves nicht gleich groß. Die Schwarzen sind zu locker und bringen nicht die gewünschte Kompressionswirkung. Auch schon bei kürzeren Läufen rutschen diese. Die Pinken hingegen entsprechen der üblichen CEP Qualität.
I bought these to help with pains in the side of my calf when I run more than a mile and it actually made my muscle hurt sooner than later. Not sure if its the sleeve of if its just my weak muscles but I was disappointed that they didn't help much. Not to say they weren't a tight and well made compression sleeve. They are stylish and well made, just not right for what I needed them for.
I bought these about a month or more back and decided to give them a tryout before reviewing them. I suffer from severe shin splints brought on by magnesium deficiency and lactic acidosis, and at the time, lived a sedentary lifestyle being a revenue auditor that home school's my son. I bought the CEP Women's Size IV (size 4) for $35 because those are what is supposed to fit my 17" round calves with a compression listed of 20-30mmHg. I also ordered the much cheaper ($12.99 per pair) Physix Gear Sport L/XL rated for calves 14-19 inches around with a compression of 15-20mmHg. Here is what I have to say:
I like my CEP model a lot, they are easier to get on, fit well, and do hold the muscles in my legs comfortably and have worked to help eliminate my shin splints and muscle cramps. My two complaints are that #1, they are a little short by about 1/4 to 1/2 inch (and my legs measure 11.5 inches from just below my knee to top of my ankle) and the compression isn't as tight as I'd have figured for a 20-30mmHg. They FIT, and are not super, cut the circulation off tight around the calf/knee and ankle.I do tend to wear them more often (four days out of five), though because of my general complaints about the Physix Gear model. The fabric is a bit thinner with these, especially with the bit of stretching I do with them, but it is a good, quality material that looks like it is going to stand up well to time. I have not washed them yet and most definitely do NOT plan to wash in hot water or dry in dryer.
I WOULD like the Physix Gear model better because overall, the compression, even though rated 15-20mmHg, is tighter and more comfortable on my muscles and shins for the aches/pains that I have. The material is a bit thicker and looks like, even though over half the price, will hold up a bit better than the CEP model. My complaints about the Physix gear are the following: Ankle band/opening is FAR TOO TIGHT. It is seriously difficult to get them around your ankles, and once you get them on, after wearing for 12-15 hours, are extremely hard to pull off your legs. They are also about 1/2 inch too long for my 11.5 inch long calves and have bunches/wrinkles along the leg. I choose to bunch them along my leg so as not to put added pressure on the calf or ankle band. I did discuss the matter with the co-founder/owner and his customer service skills are a bit lacking, but he DID give me a 50% refund on them, as I did keep them, and I do wear them, but kept them for my husband to wear on his job as a deli cook and on his feet all day. I will wear them about three days per week myself and have since changed jobs to slot machine technician and am now on my feet for 8 hours per day, and walk up to five of those. They do sweat your legs a little being a thicker fabric, but nothing horrible. BOTH pairs will sweat your legs a little when wearing all day long under thick black Dickies work pants.
Which would I recommend?? Either. I have my issues with the CEP being shorter and the price for them at $35, but they are, in my opinion worth the money and I do NOT regret buying them. The Physix Gear would be my 'Go To" compression sleeve with the fit, material and overall presentation/effectiveness of the sleeve. But there are my issues with the Physix Gear and that super tight ankle hurts like hell after wearing for 12-15 hours in a day, and having to get your 12 y/o son or hubby to pull them off at the end of the day is a pain. But for $12.99, they are worth what you pay for them, and do work well. It depends on what you're willing to deal with on issues and your budget. My next pair will be the Zenzha.
If you're like me, this about the 100th review you've read (tho I only read the ones that were two stars or below to see what people hated about them and why NOT to buy them before I spent my money.) I received ZERO credit for this review in any way and this is my honest opinion. I hope it helps.
They are OK compression socks. If you're looking to race in them or live in hotter conditions, their thinness could be beneficial. Wish they were thicker though as their lack of material makes it harder for it to compress. I bought another thicker brand that I LOVE and gets recovery going well in my legs. So basically, if you're looking for thinner compression sleeves - buy these!
They are ok but I don't see them lasting longer than 3-6 months. I thought they were above PRO Compression brand but that is not the case. If I can I'd like to add a video to compare. I almost don't want to use them too often, they seem to fragile. I will be reaching out to CEP directly about this.
I bought these socks to see if they would alleviate the pain from my plantar fasciitis when I exercise. They don't seem to do any good for that purpose, but the fit and durability are fine. They might be better for managing the swelling AFTER a run. This investigative story confirms my own experience. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/30/392378800/compression-clothing-not-the-magic-bullet-for-performance