You’ve probably seen the calves of ultra and elite marathoners as well as recreational runners adorned with colorful, skin-tight, often footless sleeves. Maybe, like me, you’re already a fan and wear them yourself.
If, however, you’re a skeptic, you probably have some questions about compression gear. What is it good for? Is there any science to lend credibility to its proponents’ claims? Is it worth the often spendy price?