2XU was founded in 2005 out of Melbourne, Australia. 2XU stands for “Two Times You” which symbolizes the multiplication of human performance. They offer an extensive line of sports clothing for people out on the road, in the water, on the snow, or in the gym. They offer compression gear, socks, hats, wetsuits, and much more. 2XU’s gear has been worn by some of the best athletes in the world.
I have tested the 2XU GHST tech tee and it is my favorite shirt. You can see my review by clicking here. After a long run or a hard workout, it is important to recovery quickly so you can get back out there for your next workout. That is where I really enjoyed the 2XU 24/7 recovery sock. The 24/7 sock is made with graduated compression and a mixture of cotton and Coolmax yarns for all day comfort. The Coolmax yarns help wick away moisture. One of the reasons why the 24/7 sock is so comfortable is that you get extra padding under the ball of your foot and heel. That way, if you have to stand all day or walk a lot after a hard workout, your feet are protected more than many of the recovery socks out there that are too thin, in my opinion.
The true benefit of wearing compression socks is that it improves circulation that can cause swelling and fatigue. Not only are these good for recovering after a run, but they are ideal for times when you have to sit or stand for extended amounts of time. These are typically times when you have a decrease in circulation.
All day comfort
Extra cushion under ball of foot and heel
A tad bit pricey at $44.95 (but the benefits are priceless)
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I have been told by several long time runners that it is way more important to recover smart than train harder. If you train really hard and don’t allow adequate time to recovery, many of your gains will be wasted. The 2XU 24/7 sock is a great product that can aid in your recovery. By having a solid recovery plan that includes stretching, foam rolling, and wearing compression gear, you will be breaking PR’s before you know it. You can purchase your 24/7 recovery socks at the 2XU website, Amazon, or at your local retailer (click here forlocations).
Note: I received this product in exchange for a review. The review is my personal opinion of the product and I was not required to give a particular opinion of it. I am not a doctor, so please use all of the products that I review at your own risk.