Jordan over at TommieCopper was nice enough to sent me a sample of their compression wear for the calves and also for the knees to do a review. I was really interested in trying these since I have heard all the benefits of compression. The unique thing about Tommie Copper is that there is actually copper in the material that is supposed to help with healing. Here a picture of me wearing their product:
And what they look like when not actually on me:
I wore these before running, during running, and after running. I actually wore them most after my running. I do like the calf sleeves. They don't feel too tight but you can feel the benefits of the compression. According to their website, they were made so that the compression would be comfortable so that you could wear their products all day. I did wear the calf sleeves for several hours. They do stay in place when running and they do stay in place when wearing them all day(at least the hours I wore them). I'm not sure I can "feel" the benefits of the copper in the material, although they were comfortable and did make my legs feel better.
As far as the knee sleeves, I actually wore one of the sleeves all day from the time I went to work until I got home from work. I did that because my IT Band was sore and I was hoping that these would help it. While my leg did feel better, I'm not sure I noticed the difference from just using the foam roller like I do daily. Also, the knee sleeves kept falling down during the day so I would have to keep pulling it up. If I put the sleeve on and just sat in front of the TV, then they stayed in place but once you moved around they tend to bunch up on you. I'm sure this is because the top of the sleeve is going on a large diameter of your leg and it's natural tendency is to move down. There is material at the top and bottom to help keep them in place but they just would not stay for me.
Overall, I could see the benefits of having the calf sleeve but I think that there needs to be some kind of design change on the knee sleeves to help them in place.
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* I was sent a pair of Tommie Copper calf sleeves and knee sleeves in exchange for a review of their product. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not required to give a favorable review.
Have a great day and......Keep Running!!!!!!