I Tested Extreme Fit Compression Socks for 30 Days
While I didn't wear my Extreme Fit compression socks EVERY DAY for a month, I did wear them often. I wore them for runs, and I wore them a lot for recovery after my workouts.
Keep reading to get my take on these socks for runners and others.
Disclaimer: I received ExtremeFit compression socks to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Extreme Fit USA Has a Variety of Styles and Colors
The first pair of compression socks I bought were black. (Yawn!) They did the job, but they looked so serious.
If I know one thing about runners it's that they love bright colors and fun outfits. Boring isn't a problem with Extreme Fit compression socks. There are so many options, it's easy to find your perfect pair of socks.
They offer Glow-in-the-Dark, Reflective, and Bright Colorful Patterns. These fun designs come in a variety of styles, too. Compression socks and sleeves come in:
If you want to celebrate a holiday or themed event, you'll find what you need. Running the Space Coast — grab some rockets. Racing on Valentine's Day, no problem!
Reflective and Glow in the Dark Socks
How Did They Fit?
My socks were all S-M size. That's size 5 to 9.5 for men, size 6-9.5 for women. I found the sizing to be true to size. I wear size 8 in regular shoes, 9.5 in running shoes.
These socks all felt good to me. I had plenty of room in the sock for my toes. The compression wasn't too tight, but it did its job.
The graduated compression socks were snug. They hugged my legs, but weren't hard to put on or take off. Believe me, that's what you want. I've had compression socks in the past that were so tight I considered cutting them off!
A big positive for these socks is the location of the seam in the sock. It's above your toes, not under them.
If the seam is under your foot it can be annoying and uncomfortable. You're foot will hit the seam on every footfall.
When the seam is at the extreme tip of the sock, it can irritate your toes as they slide forward inside your shoe.
That's why positioning the seam above your toes is a great move. If you're shoes are sized correctly (with plenty of room in the toe box) you won't feel the seam while you're running.
I never had any problems when running in these socks. I credit a proper fit and ideal seam placement for my comfort.
Wearing Compression During and After a Run
I put on compression socks for my long runs. If I'm going out for more than 5+ miles, I appreciate the increased blood flow to my legs. Plus, my legs aren't as tired after a long run when I wear the socks.
I've worn compression socks during half-marathons and multi-race one day challenges.
The fun part of the Extreme Fit USA socks was the variety of styles. People smile when you run by them while wearing pink zebra socks!
Recovery is the important part of compression socks for me. If I run, then spend a long day doing gardening/yard work, I put on a pair for a couple of hours of recovery.
Compression makes a HUGE difference in how I feel the next day. It increases blood flow and speeds recovery. Since I've been wearing the socks more often I have less aches and pains.
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Find Out What Other BibRave Pros Discovered While Testing Extreme Fit Compression Socks
So, that's my take on Extreme Fit compression socks. They were true-to-size, comfortable, and aided in my recovery. They also reduced fatigue on long runs.
But maybe you want another opinion? No problem! Click on any of the links below to see what my fellow BibRave Pros thought after testing Extreme Fit socks.
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Feb. 25-26, 2023