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Reduces all sorts of aches and pains after long runs. Super fast recovery. No longer have knee pains or shin splints. No need to use knee support while I run. Love these tights. Will be buying a second pair for sure.
I've been eyeing these for a LONG time now and I finally got them. Worth every penny. Great quality and the support is significantly more noticeable than any other pair I have. It took a little longer to put them on the first time but that was it. Second time was easier. I'm around 140lbs with thick legs and glutes but short at 5'2" so I got a size small and it's perfect (27" waist, 41" hips).
I am 5'10 and about 160 lbs. I ordered the large at first. While it was comfortable and good compression in the hip area, I really didn't feel anything except minor compression in the other areas. I went to a local running store to try them on and realized that while the Medium is uncomfortable at first, is what I needed. I got the Medium in the mail from Amazon and it was perfect! You do need to shake and shimmy a bit to get them on....but it's worth it. If you feel they're too tight then I would suggest trying a lesser compression from CW-X to start with. Then once you're used to that, try these again. I plan on wearing them almost everyday. I did just purchase another CW-X tight to wear when I'm not going to be doing as much walking/physical therapy. (Rotating tights helps increase lifespan bc elastic breaks down overtime!) BG: I have almost 0 muscle tone thanks to a hEDS-degenerative connective tissue disorder. I'm using these as a medical need in hopes to retrain my muscles and joints. I don't currently use normal muscles that humans would use for walking, running, sitting, standing. I need to retrain everything! While I've only worn them once so far, I was able to walk for longer and I had 0 pain afterwards. Usually I feel like my knees are disconnecting and have to hobble home. They did make my hips feel a little weird, but I have a feeling my hips are out of alignment and these are trying to make it go back to natural posture. I'll update if anything changes! PS: I also look good and feel sexy/stylin in them! Just a plus ;)
If I could replace all of my running gear with compression tights, I would. They are amazing. I am 5'7", 135 lbs, and I ordered a medium. They fit very well; the knee bracing comes over my knee naturally; they are a tiny bit shorter than my usual long leggings, about an inch above my ankles. Doesn't bother me, just a comment on the fit to help you decide the size you need. My only complaint with the fit was a tiny bit of rubbing on my left upper thigh near the groin area, but I think pulling them up/ensuring they're seated correctly on my hips will alleviate it. Even if it doesn't, the tights are great enough that I'll keep wearing them. I am training for a marathon and ran 11.25 miles in them last Friday (accidentally, it was supposed to be only 10 miles...these tights were instrumental in that last mile). The temperature was about 36 degrees and minimal wind; my legs felt warm the whole run. I usually deal with some dull knee pain in my left knee past mile 6 or so, but I didn't feel it at all in these tights. My hips felt very supported the whole time, and I think wearing them seriously alleviated a lot of the stiffness and soreness I usually feel after a long run. I did not notice any of the sheerness that is mentioned in other reviews, but when I stretched in them I could see how that might be a concern if you really stretch the fabric. I wore shorts over mine because I run on a base, but in a different environment I would be comfortable wearing them without shorts. They are not comfortable to sit around in, but that's what I expected with compression tights. I would highly recommend them for running or other outdoor activity; I would not recommend them for a workout in the gym, they're a little too constrictive for that. In my humble opinion. I am considering buying another pair.
I love these!! Excellent compression, perfectly sized, and they’re super cute! I’ve had several compliments in just the first two days wearing these. I have EDS and POTS and these help me a lot. Can’t wait to get another pair! Only downside is these are expensive...but they seem worth it. For reference, I followed the cwx size chart and it was spot on.