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RumiDude
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PostMon Oct 09, 2017 3:01 pm 
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I am thinking of trying some of these and so asking for recommendations from experienced users. Any particular make/model you like/dislike? Any negative/positive experiences with them? How do they do on hot days, do they make it significantly hotter?

Just wondering because one can always tweak one's hiking strategy.

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PostMon Oct 09, 2017 8:01 pm 
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Get a pair compression sleeves and save money and weight. If you wear a hole in the toe of compression sox, you're out a bunch of $$. And when you backpack, you can take one pair of compression sleeves and 2 pairs of socks and rinse/dry cycle the latter.

I used Zensah sleeves quite a bit when I ran ultras. They seemed to help reduce fatigue of my calf and tibialis anterior muscles, although I'm not sure why.
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PostMon Oct 09, 2017 11:20 pm 
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BigSteve which ones are you suggesting?  They come in just calf or calf/ankle.
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RumiDude
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PostMon Oct 09, 2017 11:54 pm 
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DIYSteve wrote:
Get a pair compression sleeves and save money and weight.
I used Zensah sleeves quite a bit when I ran ultras.

Gosh, I wasn't even aware you could get them in just sleeves like this. Turns out there is a bunch of runner stuff that I was totally in the dark about. Thanks for the heads up.

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PostTue Oct 10, 2017 8:21 am 
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I have these:

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PostTue Oct 10, 2017 4:34 pm 
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I use a calf compression sleeve (Orthosleeve brand, CS6) when my Achilles acts up, and for a while after, for both hiking and running. It does seem to help, but since only my left side is an issue, I don't really have a control group.

I've worn it when it's been as high as mid-70s and didn't notice it being too hot.
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PostWed Oct 11, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Rumi, what purpose are you looking to have them serve?
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PostThu Oct 12, 2017 11:28 am 
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cartman wrote:
Rumi, what purpose are you looking to have them serve?

Truthfully I don't have a problem to solve. But I have read where others claim they help reduce leg fatigue.  I do know that if I have a long day of 20 to 28 miles, my lower legs are tired. I might give these a shot to see if I could sense significant reduction in leg fatigue.

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PostThu Oct 12, 2017 6:50 pm 
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Somebody on another (fitness related) forum I visit has been talking about a company blowing last year's model out for $6 per pair.  Or something like that.  I looked before posting and wasn't able to find the link for you, or the name of the company.  If you look around you might find it;  if not, I'll see if I can get him to mention it again and then post the info here.
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PostFri Oct 13, 2017 10:50 am 
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I like the continuous compression socks better than sleeves, but the sleeves are cheaper, and you can wear them longer without washing them.
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