Compression is a buzzword that is often used to describe sportswear that is tight-fitting. While there is no product standard on what can be considered “compression” in the sports industry, there is a difference when compression products claim to have health benefits like improving circulation, speeding recovery, preventing injury, etc.
Compression socks and leggings should be tightest at the ankle and gradually become less constrictive towards the knee and thigh. By applying the perfect amount of compression on surface veins, arteries and muscles, the circulating blood is forced through narrower circulatory channels. As a result, the arterial pressure is increased, which causes more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet
Other compression profiles proved to have insufficient levels of compression to allow for any medical benefits or performance advantages. All CEP socks have graduated compression to help you perform your best.