Comment from: Kent Cowgill [Visitor]
Kent Cowgill

They certainly have a ... 'unique' look to them.

I think if I were motivated to give them a try I'd only use them once I were safely ensconced back in my house away from the prying eyes of the public.

I get enough unwanted attention running around either in my VFFs or barefoot.

Would they work as well solely during recovery/overnight?

07/08/10 @ 09:16
Comment from: britt [Member]  

Kent,

This article says compression socks are best after a hard workout:

http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=13830

07/08/10 @ 09:50
Comment from: Pat [Visitor]
Pat

zensah was the first calf sleeve I went to try on. Sadly they don't make the sleeves small enough for elite distance runners or runners with my size calf. It never ceases to amaze me how much of the running gear in this country is designed for non running bodies. Anyhow I ended up buy woman's small CEP brand sleeves. They hug my calf's great and are very well constructed. I'm not here to dog on zensah, I just wish they made smaller sizes.

07/08/10 @ 10:32
Comment from: Suzanne [Visitor]
Suzanne

Hey Pat - Zensah recently came out with a new size compression leg sleeves, XS/S. Hope this helps :)

http://www.zensah.com/compression-leg-sleeves.html

07/08/10 @ 11:17
Comment from: Pat [Visitor]
Pat

I am very excited to hear about their new size. I look forward to trying them out. I also really like the fact that they don't market them as a woman's size.

07/08/10 @ 17:23
Comment from: Mark [Visitor]
Mark

I use another brand of Compression Sox on my long runs and have found a reduced level of soreness and an ability to go a little longer when I wear them.

07/08/10 @ 17:52
Comment from: jason [Visitor]
jason

Great...they give a discount AFTER I've been using them for a month! :)

Got a black pair of Zensah's about a month or so ago from the local Tri shop. They work pretty well during a run (haven't used them much for recuperation, though.) My calves and achilles get tired during runs (still working on the endurance bit), so these help to moderate that. They also work pretty well protecting shins against overgrown wildflowers covering the trail. I was getting lots of little micro-cuts/scratches running through some overgrown trails (lots of rain this year in central TX) that would itch like crazy afterwards. These help prevent most of that from occuring.

07/08/10 @ 19:13
Comment from: Anthony Holly [Visitor]  
Anthony Holly

Tweeted. Would love to get a free pair to give them a try.

07/08/10 @ 20:33
Comment from: DrunkMonk [Visitor]  
DrunkMonk

I've used compression sleeves on thighs, calves, and arms and really like how they feel after a run and often sleep in them.
However, I can't tolerate them during a run. My 17 inch calves start to ache and cramp at about .5 miles because they restrict the muscle movement too much as they contract and relax. So, use caution if you are a runner and are built like a bodybuilder more than a marathoner.

07/08/10 @ 23:25
Comment from: Joel [Visitor]
Joel

I actually have a pair of these, had them for months already. Tried them out on a couple runs but didn't need them after I found out how to dial in my nutrition needs during a race (VERY IMPORTANT). I don't run in calf compression gear anymore. Get your nutrition down (hydration etc) and you won't need extra gear when you run. These things I find useful ONLY for brush guards. I just use compression gear for recovery now..Walmart compression socks. I can't believe people overpay for something so simple.

07/09/10 @ 09:14
Comment from: Max DeLacy [Visitor]  
Max DeLacy

Team FiveFingers just ran the Gold Coast Marathon in the Zensah, including James Kugler, young Kiwi runner/triathlete /adventure racer.

You can read his race report and pics here

http://www.jameskuegler.com/

07/16/10 @ 08:26
Comment from: ronald declarador [Visitor]
ronald declarador

hi tim!

i was actually considering using zensah compression sleeves w/ my bikilas for next month's IM70.3 philippines. i am intrigued why you put on the sleeves on T1. any issues with zensahs in the swim?

ronald

07/20/10 @ 11:00
Comment from: Lee [Visitor]
Lee

Just rec'd my Bikila's yesterday...sick! They feel nice though I still love my KSO's.

Question on the KSO Sport Trek, I thought those came out a while ago, no? I thought I saw a review on YouTube not long ago reviewing them.

07/21/10 @ 15:11
Comment from: willow [Visitor]
willow

I got a pair of Zensah Leg Sleeves, Im using it to cover some leg scars and also a leg warmer.

01/03/11 @ 02:08
Comment from: Gari [Visitor]
Gari

can these sleeves be for running if you have varicose veins. or if you have a sugedtion what to use

01/04/11 @ 23:11