Monday, March 21, 2016

Tommie Copper: Men's Athletic Lightweight Compression Over the Calf / Ankle Socks and Compression Wool Socks Review

I did a review of Tommie Copper’s Compression Dress Socks just last month and I got to say that I was really impressed with how comfortable those socks were. It’s one of my favorite socks to wear when going to work and even after working out. You cannot go wrong with these socks and if you haven’t known much about it, you can read my full review by clicking here.

This time, I’m reviewing three pair of socks from Tommie Copper: 1.) Athletic Lightweight Compression Over the Calf Socks 2.) Athletic Lightweight Compression Ankle Socks and 3.) Compression Wool Socks. These are Tommie Copper’s newest line of socks that are just hitting the market today. The perceived benefit of compression garment is that it compresses the veins, arteries and muscles making the circulatory channels smaller pushing the blood to travel faster back to the heart, thus supplying our muscles more oxygen. Go to a sports event and you’ll be seeing most of them wearing one.

All of these socks share the same technology:
- It’s made of fabric infused with copper and zinc.
- Have the CopperZnergy™ that helps eliminate odors caused by microbes.
- It offers a UPF 50+ that can protect you from sun’s harmful UV rays.
- It has a COOL COPPER™ fabric technology that provides moisture wicking and breathability to keep you cool and dry.
- It is fitted with Ergo Mapping that keeps it from rolling down or pinching.
- It has an Air Flow Mapping for ventilation and superior breathability.
- It has a Zone Lock Arch Support designed to target stress and strain.
- It has a Graduated Compression System (18-12 mmHg) to reduce muscle fatigue and speed recovery (this is for the over the calf)

Fit and Functionality
Athletic Lightweight Ankle
and Over the Calf Socks

The over the calf (OTC) has the graduated compression of 12mmHg to 18mmHg, meaning that it is looser on the calf and it gets tighter near the ankle. The OTC is much thicker on the heel and toe area in comparison with the ankle socks. That extra material acts as a cushion and help absorb the impact from landing. On the flip side, the ankle socks (basically a “no show” socks) felt like a second skin. The material was so thin and it has that “glove like fit” in it but not too constricting. The amount of compression was just right especially on the forefoot and heel area. I wore the ankle socks on the Davis Lucky Run ½ Marathon last Saturday. I was skeptical in the beginning how this one would hold up but I was totally surprised that it was so comfortable and it moved with my feet. I didn’t even feel hot spots or blisters at all.

Compression Wool Socks

The compression wool socks function like the compression dress socks that I wear when going to work and after workout. Same outstanding experience but the main difference is that the wool sock is much thicker than the dress socks. I thought that the thickness might make my feet hot, but totally not the case. The wool socks were so comfortable and relaxing, giving me that much needed TLC.

My Verdict
There is no doubt in my mind that Tommie Copper delivered another great product. If you haven’t tried any of their socks, do yourself a favor and experience the difference. I can assure that you’ll fall in love with these socks easily. Use them during training, recovery and even on your date night to give you that support and recovery so you can bounce back the following day. Some notable aspects of these socks are, it didn’t bunch or even rolled down and it stayed where they need to be. The fabric wicks the moisture faster than my feet can feel it. I’m glad that Tommie Copper managed to keep the same comfort (even better) on these socks and functions the way they need to. You can purchase them directly on Tommie Copper website. Tommie Copper proudly guarantees the quality, performance and fit of their products. If you are not completely satisfied with your Tommie Copper purchase, simply return the item within 60 days of purchase for a refund.

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