Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Why You Need Compression In Your Life and a GIVEAWAY!

I’ve been wearing compression socks and other compression stuff (leggings, thongs) for years now. To be honest, I don’t know if they do what they say they do, but if not, then the placebo is working for me. Here’s why I love the socks, especially these from SLS3 (the dog and the trash not included):


  1. I feel like a school girl when I wear them. I used to love me some knee highs.
  2. The squeezing effect promotes blood circulation, which is supposed to give us more energy.
  3. If I want to wear shorts, but it’s cold, they provide that extra bit of warmth.
  4. They come in many colors and styles. These from SLS3 have butterflies. Butterflies can symbolize our souls. I like wearing my soul on my socks. It makes me faster.
  5. They provide UV protection!
  6. They reduce lactic acid!
  7. If you are flying on a plane with a kid kicking your seat and a tray table full of e-coli, you can wear these and they just might keep you from cramping up or getting a fatal blood clot.
  8. They look cool. I feel fast when I wear them. Even if I’m not.
  9. If you are running in the jungle or in high weeds, they can protect your legs from scratches and abrasions.
  10. If you are a clean freak, you will like the fact that dirt from the road or trail collects on your socks and not on your legs.



Want a pair? Simply enter this giveaway and choose a pair of your choice. Giveaway ends June 3. Open to those with U.S. addresses. Click on the giveaway link below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


And…if you don’t win or you just have to have a pair RIGHT NOW, use the the coupon code BETH40 at checkout for 40% off. Go HERE. (socks retail for $54.90, but with the coupon it will be only $32.94).

Good luck!

SUAR

119 comments:

  1. I mostly just wear compression after a race - although I started to do it before a race, too!

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  2. I like the butterflies too, but do they have unicorns? ;-)

    I wear compression socks during trail races and after road races - I like the placebo.

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  3. i love compression socks! i don't ever wear them running though...will have to try that :)

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  4. Never tried them but would like to!!

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  5. I love compression socks for trail runs and for my swelling feet.

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  6. I love compression socks for races. I only have one pair and they are pink too, but they definitely would be better with butterflies.

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  7. Would love to win a pair as I train for my first marathon!

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  8. Time to try them as my legs are not recovering as they used to. Thanks!

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  9. I usually wear them on long runs ever since my blood clot (tidy whities and electric pink), but I think I may need to wear them for all workouts. My legs tend to swell more these days :(

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  10. You are awesome. Love reading your posts. Almost as awesome as compression socks. Wear them for all my races.

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  11. I love compression socks. I don't know if there is positive proof that they work either, but I believe they do. I wear them for most of my runs, and you're right, it probably is the only time for an over 40 runner like myself to wear hot pink knee socks and a pleated skirt and get away with it.

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  12. I love compression socks and wear them for all my long runs, races and recovery. I've never tried SLS3 but would love to!

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  13. I'd love to try some compression socks!

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  14. I love them too, even if it is a placebo affect! Pick me!

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  15. I do wear compression for recovery. Not sure if It really help or not I'd like to think it does:)

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  16. Socks are adorable, love the one's you are wearing!

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  17. I really do love compression socks! They are great for trail runs and keeping poison ivy and ticks from attacking my legs

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  18. I have a pair that has an opening for your toes - perfect for recovery and flip flops! Haven't been able to find them since I got that pair though...

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    1. do you mean the sleeves? SLS3 has those too.

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  19. Love my compression! Would like the pretty butterflies.

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  20. I love compression socks, but I'd love a pair with butterflies even more! Those socks are awesome, just like Shutupandrun!

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  21. I would love to try them and butterflies my fave!!!

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  22. Love compression socks.....even wore them on my flight from Scotland this week!

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  23. Would love a pair of compression socks! I have only had compression sleeves but have been meaning to buy some socks, so that I don't have to mess with separate pieces.

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  24. I am a true believer in compression. To celebrate my 40th birthday a couple of weeks ago I ran two marathons in 24 hours, back to back days, wearing compression socks during my runs and compression for recovery. I had a 5 hour drive between events and had to rush to make it to the packet pickup for the second one. It was an truly epic experience that was made even better by a staff member of the Cleveland Marathon. She had my wife at the finish line with a birthday cupcake, something I will not soon forget!

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  25. I like to wear my compression socks to bed!

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  26. I've never used compression socks, and I would LOVE to try them! The pink looks so fun, too =)

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  27. I am in desperate need of new compression socks!

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  28. I'm currently rocking compression socks everyday with my boot while my stress fractured ankle heals.

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  29. I love compression socks. I haven't worn them in a race tho!

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  30. Love the light blue ones! Newer runner here...these would be my first!

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  31. I would love a pair of compression socks

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  32. I have tried compression sox but mine aren't fancy with butterflies. These are cute.

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  33. I like the #compression socks for a long run.
    Sadie B.

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  34. I just recently got some compression sleeves. Feel like I'm finally starting to look like one of those "cool runners". Socks with butterflies could only enhance that. :)

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  35. I love to #keepittight with #compression from #head2toe and #SUAR cracks me up #onthedaily! #bestblog #bestcompression #runrun #itsarunnerthing #happyrunner #takecareofthetoes

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  36. very cool! i love compression socks after long runs, and in winter, and on the plane.

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  37. Entered. Love me some compression socks!

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  38. I'm sure that compression helped solve my shin splint issues, love them!

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  39. I have always wanted to try a pair of compression socks. Perhaps this is my chance!

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  40. Looking for my motivation to start running again. (Had to take time off because of an injury, boo). These super socks might be the thing I need! Plus I'm sure the placebo effect will help me with my motivation issues! #reasontorun #gottaloveplacebo #shutupandrun

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  41. I have two pair of these from #SLS3 they are awesome!

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  42. I'd love to give this brand a try! The butterflies are cute, and I believe in the healing power of compression!

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  43. I recently discovered compression wear and now feel like I can't live without it!

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  44. I'd love to try compression socks! I have the tightest calves on the planet, and I am sure these would help me recover more quickly from long runs.

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  45. I love compression for recovery, but have a hard time running in them. I agree that they look super cool and I feel like a kid again when sporting them!

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  46. I love compression socks for recovery, I haven't tried them while running yet but maybe I should!

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  47. oohh! Pretty! I have one pair of compression sleeves from another company and I think they are too small (and thick). I'd love to give these a try!

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  48. I've never tried compression socks. Maybe I should!

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  49. I love compression socks for after a long run, but I've never tried running in them. Seems to be the general consensus!

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  50. Hubby & I love compression socks!! He thinks he needs some tie-dye ones.

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  51. I've never tried wearing compression during a run but I do love how they feel afterward.

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  52. The wife is a compression sock junkie.

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  53. Never tried any but your post made me want to! You are hilarious by the way!

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  54. I love the butterflies! I've worn compression calf sleeves b/4, but never socks. I would love to give them a try. Thanks for the Op!

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  55. I usually wear compression socks AFTER a long run but I've never worn them DURING a run. Hmmm....I'll have to try this out!

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  56. Also interested in trying to wear when running, not after.

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  57. I am a fan of both compression socks and sleeves (and tights). I mostly wear them after runs, but sometimes during, too. I've never tried this brand, though, and I'd love to. The butterflies are cute!

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  58. I have worn compression sox during runs but maybe should start wearing them after also. The more colorful the more fun!!

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  59. I often wear compression sleeves while biking and running. I would love to have some compression gear with butterflies!

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  60. I want to try some...with butterflies and shit.

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  61. I love compression wear for post work outs.

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  62. I wear the compression sleeves during my runs. Helps with shin splints. Will wear them after the workout if legs are sore. And they give you some wicked cool tan lines!!! My husband doesn't find them sexy & asked how much longer I needed to wear them. Hahaha

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  63. I love your blog! You crack me up!! I wear compression after long runs, and sometimes on flights. I don't know if they help, but I think they look cool- other people don't know what the heck kind of fashion statement I'm trying to make.

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  64. I feel like a bad ass when I wear #compression sleeves during a run ... I have no idea if it's placebo or not but so far so good. I love that you wear your soul on your legs #shutupandrun! LOL, super random and I dig it.

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  65. Surely socks with butterflies would make me faster...

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  66. I am flying and doing a half marathon and I would love compression socks on these 61 year old legs.

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  67. I love compression socks. I will be flying to Orlando three days after (hopefully) completing my first half-Ironman (first tri ever). Those socks would surely come in handy!!

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  68. I think it would be awesome to try these for my first Ragnar Trail race in the Appalachians!

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  69. Love compression sleeves! Wore them in my marathon and throughout the whole training, often to work after tiring runs.

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  70. compression thong ? sounds fun!

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  71. #suar is #awesome. So is #sls3 for hosting this #giveaway.

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  72. I love compression socks, they make me feel faster and those are super cute!

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  73. I've never tried compression socks. I feel like maybe I am missing out on something!

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  74. I have never tried compression socks but would love to give them a try.

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  75. I figured I better enter because I should really try these compression thingies (not sure about the thong ones... haha) sometime!

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  76. I'm totally with you on the "feel like a schoolgirl" when I wear compression socks. Add in a running skirt and a few braids, and I feel like Britney Spears the Early Years:)

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  77. I love compression gear for running, but also for long car and plane trips. When I was pregnant, I used compression socks for car trips and it made a world of difference in the level of swelling that I had in my ankles and legs after the trip. (I also bought compression pantyhose for especially long trips. Those were a bit of a pain to wear and were expensive, but worth every penny.)

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  78. Just ran my first half marathon this past weekend, and I really think I would have benefitted from compression socks/sleeves from about the 10-mile point on! Was just about to do some online shopping for them when I saw your post! Awesome timing...hopefully that's a good sign! :-)

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  79. I like the sleeves for swimming without cramps and the socks for running!

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  80. Boy do I need these. Training for my first full marathon and can use all the help I can get!

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  81. I'm not big on butterflies, but then my son won't take them:)

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  82. Socks that are cute and make me faster? That's my kind of speed work...

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  83. I've been wearing my compression sleeves religiously since I got a stress fracture in October. Not sure if they really work, but with all the fun colors and designs out there I will continue wearing them because they are cute!

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  84. I've never worn compression, but I'm thinking about it.

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  85. I have sleeves that I wear after long runs but have been too frugal to try socks, it would be awesome to win some. ..and that coupon code might just push me to purchase. I think they would make me faster just like you!

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  86. Compression socks are amazing, I want some funky ones!

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  87. LOVE your blog! I've never tried this brand of compression, but would love to!!

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  88. I've never tried compression socks, but they seem like something I might like. I'd love to give them a try!

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  89. I love the feel of compression socks but have never tried this brand. I love the butterflies!

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  90. I haven't ever tried compression socks but I would love to.

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  91. I always wear compression gear!!

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  92. Compression socks make me feel like a dork while wearing them but the next day I'm always glad I did.

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  93. Agree about school girl look! Love compression socks and would like to try this company. You are the most hillarious blogger out here! I am alway laughing out loud till I fart! Kids and dog roll their eyes!

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  94. i love compression wear. it's great for tired feet, achy muscles and super awesome for recovery!

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  95. i've been wanting to try these because i get shin splints!

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  96. Working on a C25K program with the 5K in less than a week! Haven't tried compression socks before, but maybe they'd help me out in the future!

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  97. Would love a pair of these! So cute and compression is an important part of ironman training!! :)

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  98. I have never tried compression socks, but have heard/read many positive reviews. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a pair!

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  99. I want to wear my soul on my socks too!
    Love compression! Recently let my 18 yr old borrow mine to avoid shin splints...his legs are bigger. I need new ones.

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  100. I would love to try a pair of compression socks. I am new to running.

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  101. Those socks are awesome!

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  102. I have one pair of compression socks but they're toe socks (which is my normal running sock) and that makes getting them on a bit of a struggle! I'd love a pair of compression calf sleeves so I could wear my normal toe socks and still get the calf compression!

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  103. I love compression socks after a run. They help recovery so much.

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