CEP Compression Calf Sleeves
The CEP Compression sleeves were absolutely top notch. The calf sleeves, as I’ve mentioned before, are the piece of compression gear that I was most interested in. The fit was fantastic – good solid compression, but not too much (where it would inhibit performance by cutting blood flow too much), and they stayed in place through the entire run, not once did I have to adjust them (or even think about them – which is the most important thing to me). Another think I liked about the CEP sleeves as opposed to some of the others I’ve tried is that they are cut just a little bit shorter in length so they didn’t come all the way down and cover my ankles. This isn’t a huge thing, but for me, it makes them more comfortable (and makes sense to me as there’s no benefit for coming down over the ankle bones).
The CEP sleeves material was also very nice. They are listed as 85% Polyamid, 15% Elasthan but they have a very soft (almost cotton like against the skin) feel to them. They breathe really well (a huge plus for me running in 90+heat already) and dry very quickly. They wick moisture as well or better than anyone else on the market leaving your skin underneath dry and comfortable (and eliminate the risk of bacteria and stench). I certainly feel that they did, in fact, reduce my post race soreness as well as DOMS, allowing me to recover quicker, and be ready to run again.
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