Friday, December 25, 2009
Edit: I found out more info on the sock and well I may have been incorrect when I said the brand didn't matter. See below this is directly from Recovery Sock.
A few of the functional components The Recovery Sock® offers include:
Graduated Compression Technology (GCT)
Unlike other compression socks, The Recovery Sock® utilizes a Patented GCT ( Patent # 6,092,397). GCT means tighter compression in the foot and ankle area and a gradual decrease in compression as it travels up the leg over the calf. GCT causes an upward flow of blood helping to get un-oxygenated blood out of the leg, replacing it with fresh oxygenated blood. This is not only speeds recovery after workouts, hence The Recovery Sock®, but also enhances workout and race performance. Athletes in long distance competitions, especially marathons, have found them particularly beneficial.