Compression socks 'look silly but help performance'

Published: 07th August 2008

Compression socks 'look silly but help performance'
Compression socks could help improve athletic performance but many sportsmen and women worry they look silly, it is claimed.

Many people may prefer black socksfun socks or novelty socks, as online news source the Baxter Bulletin admits the legwear may not be attractive or fashionable.

However, the publication asserts such sports socks offer many health benefits.

"Compression socks are known mostly as treatment for people with circulation problems. Athletes have found that they can also aid circulation and prevent muscle fatigue during competition," it argues.

Furthermore, many wearers state the legwear is extremely comfortable, the website adds.

Legwear such as the Levante Energia compression socks claim to help circulation by preventing blood from pooling in the lower limbs resulting from standing or sitting.

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