Friday, July 9, 2010

Zensah Compression Sock Review and Giveaway ...

A few weeks back, Suzanne at Zensah contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying out a pair of of their ProGrade Compression Socks in Argyle print (obviously, the people at Zensah are aware of my affinity for cute socks). Never one to turn down a sweet pair of socks, I happily accepted and started my research on the product.

What Zensah says about the ProGrade Compression Sock:

"The Zensah compression sock incorporates ProGrade Compression technology. Developed with the optimal amount of compression for athletes helping to increase oxygen blood flow which can enhance an athlete's performance. The only compression sock to incorporate padded arch support which allows your legs to last longer. Engineered using seamless technology for superior comfort. Graduated compression provides muscle support, increase circulation and reduces edema when traveling. Zensah Fabric is both anti-microbial and thermo-regulating which keeps your legs cool in hot weather and comfortable in cold weather. Great for racing, recovery and traveling. WARNING: May lead to ultra comfort and improved performance."

What I say about the ProGrade Compression Sock:

Well, to begin with, the socks just look good. The Argyle print is fun without being over the top (although, I don't really mind being "over the top." And I would love to see these socks in pink and yellow. Just a suggestion).

Seriously though, I was really impressed with the comfort level of these socks. They were by far the most cushioned socks I have ever put on. And my feet appreciated it. And the compression level was pretty much perfect. The socks were challenging to get on (as they should be) and felt snug, but not tight or restrictive. I first wore them during a mid-week eight miler. And when I finished, my legs still felt fresh.

I retested the socks with a second wear after my 13 miler on Monday (I didn't run in them. I only wore them for recovery). Since that run would bring me to 35 miles in four days and my legs were bound to be shot afterwards, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to check the effectiveness of the compression. The test was easy. Wear the socks all day and if my legs felt good at bedtime and for my run the following morning, these socks were the real deal. And guess what ... I went to bed without a single ache and woke up bright and early for six miles. And with that, I was sold.

And now, thanks to the lovely people at Zensah, one of my readers will win their very own pair of Zensah Compression Socks. Here's how to enter (separate comments please!):

1. Become a follower and comment to let me know (or let me know that you already are).
2. Visit Zensah's website HERE. Then come back and leave me a comment to let me know what other product you would like to try.
3. Become a Facebook Fan of Zensah HERE and comment to let me know.
4. Become a Facebook Fan of Racing With Babes HERE and comment to let me know.
5. Become a follower of Zensah on Twitter HERE and comment to let me know.
6. Repost this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else you see fit and comment to let me know.

Entries will be accepted until Friday, July 16th. Winner will be selected at random and announced on Saturday, July 17th.


435 comments:

1 – 200 of 435   Newer›   Newest»
Rene' said...

oh yay it looks like i am first. i follow you:)

Rene' said...

I would love to try the pink compression skirt:)

Rene' said...

I became a Facebook fan of Zensah.

Rene' said...

I am already your Facebook fan.

Rene' said...

okay, you got me this morning. I don't even use my twitter account and I am using it this morning and am now following Zensah.

Rene' said...

I am reposting your post on Facebook now:) have a great day. stay cool.

Carly said...

I'm a follower.]
And if I win, I'll be busy getting married and then away on my honeymoon, so don't pick a new winner! :-)

Carly said...

Linking on my sidebar.

Trish said...

I am follower.

Trish said...

I'd love to try the arm sleeves!

Carly said...

I would be interested in trying the running skirt or their seamless sports bra.

Trish said...

I'm following Zensah on Twitter!

Trish said...

Linked on my sidebar!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I am a follower

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

linking you in my sidebar right now

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I just started learning the value of compression socks, I have some pants, but the socks rock my world.

I think the Thigh sleeves would be great since I've been trying Insanity training...seriously my thighs are sore!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I am a FB fan of yours

Sarah said...

I follow you :-)

Sarah said...

I'm a fan of yours on facebook

Sarah said...

I'm a fan of zensah on facebook

Sarah said...

I'd like to try the leg sleeves :)

Kim said...

I'm a follower!

Kim said...

I've heard so much about compression socks that they're my first pick... followed closely by tights or shorts... and, of course, running skirts. :)

LauraElaine said...

I follow you!

LauraElaine said...

I am already "like" you on FB

LauraElaine said...

Just posted a link on my sidebar of my blog

LauraElaine said...

I would love to try to seamless running skirt in baby blue

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

of course im a follower :)

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

i like the pink compression sleeves

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

FB fan of zensah

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

and FB fan of yours too!

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

follow zensah on twitter

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

posting to my sidebar!

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

and updated my thumbs up thursday post

Shannon said...

I'm already a blog follower :0)

Bethany said...

I'd love to try the Running Leg sleeves...

Bethany said...

I already follow your blog. :)
bethany.lannon4@yahoo.com

Bethany said...

I am a Facebook fan of your blog.
bethany.lannon4@yahoo.com

Bethany Lannon said...

I am a fan on Zensah's Facebook page!

Karen said...

I'm a follower.

Karen said...

I follow you on facebook.

Running Diva Mom said...

I follow you on FB

Running Diva Mom said...

i am a faithful follower of your blog!

Hunnybee said...

I'm a follower of you!

Laura said...

Already a follower

Hunnybee said...

Follow you on FB!

Running Diva Mom said...

i also already follow Zensah on Facebook. What a great combo with your outfit, btw!!!

Karen said...

I would try the pink leg sleeves.

Running Diva Mom said...

I already own one of their fabulous seamless sports bras in pink. AWESOME! I would love more in other basic colors, such as white/black and some fun colors, such as green or baby blue.

Hunnybee said...

I am all over the pink skirt they have on their site.

bobbi said...

I'm already a follower!

Hunnybee said...

Reposted on my blog!

bobbi said...

I NEED some compression socks (but have been unable to fit it into my budget) but that pink running skirt looks super cute!

bobbi said...

I'm a Zensah fb fan...

bobbi said...

I'm a RWB fb fan!

Laura said...

Well there are so many things that I want...maybe even need...but I'm thinking that their Compression Capris might just be what the doctor ordered...Wish they had a full length compression. :(

Laura said...

Became your Fan on Facebook!

Molly said...

Of course I follow you....

Laura said...

Became a fan of Zensah on facebook...and By the way in addition to the other things that I WANT do they offer the arglye socks? Because now those would just fit right in over here wonderfully!

Molly said...

I would like to try the seamless running bra, I always have issues with those.

Tracy said...

I'm a follower

Tracy said...

I'm a FB Fan of RWB

Tracy said...

I linked this on my blog

Tracy said...

I would love to try the socks, followed by the skirt.

Katye said...

i don't follow you. i don't even know who you are =P

Tracy said...

I'm a FB Fan of Zensah

Katye said...

already a fan on zenash on fb!

Katye said...

I would totally go for the compression socks!

Katye said...

don't have twitter...but if i did i'd follow them =)

Katye said...

i'm a fan of RWB on fb!

Katye said...

will repost your giveaway this weekend! even though I don't want to. i want to win.

suzy said...

I follow you :)

suzy said...

And I'm a Facebook fan too

suzy said...

Giveaway is on my bloggity blog
http://countdownto13.blogspot.com/

suzy said...

And I'm a fan of Zensah on FB too

suzy said...

Without hesitation....I'd go for the running skirt. I have one cheapies and would love to have a quality skirt. In pink of course!

Lady Em said...

I am already a follower!

Lady Em said...

I am a facebook fan too!

Ashley said...

I am a follower

Ashley said...

I follow Zensah on twitter

Ashley said...

I became a fan of zensah on facebook

Ashley said...

I became a fan of racing with babes on fb

Ashley said...

I like the zensah seamless running bra on their website!

Ashley said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog!

Lady Em said...

I would love the 3/4 compression capris- i love to run in capris...but I am also curious about calf compression too. i often cramp on the bike so i wonder if it would help? Please give me that chance and I won't stalk you at the doctor's office anymore...=) kidding, i definitely still will so i can tell you how awesome my prize really is!

Teamarcia said...

Already a follower!

Teamarcia said...

I'd like to try the Zensah calf sleeves

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Teamarcia said...

I'm a Zensah FB Fan

Teamarcia said...

I tweeted @teamarcia

Teamarcia said...

I'm a RWB FB fan

Michelle said...

I follow you!

Michelle said...

I'd like to try out their leg sleeves for recovery

Michelle said...

I "like" them on FB (I liked it better when we "fan" something...just a random thought!)

Michelle said...

Linked on my blog!

Stephanie said...

I am already a follower! What a perfect giveaway for you...SOCKS!

Christine Jensen said...

I follow as Chris

Christine Jensen said...

I would like to try their seamless running bra

Stephanie said...

I really like their pink compression socks!

Christine Jensen said...

I am a facebook fan of yours

Exgf said...

I'm already a follower!!!

Christine Jensen said...

I liked them on facebook

Stephanie said...

I just became a friend on Facebook!

Exgf said...

3/4 compression capris would be perfect for training!!!

Christine Jensen said...

Following them on twitter as @stickyprints

Exgf said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Exgf said...

twitter follower!!!!

Exgf said...

LOVE you on FB!

Exgf said...

Twittered the review/giveaway!

abbi said...

I'm a follower

abbi said...

I'd like to try the compression socks (in black!)

WannabeRunner said...

Already a follower :)

WannabeRunner said...

I'd love to try either the compression recovery socks or the compressions arm sleeves.

Marlene said...

I'm a follower!

Marlene said...

I'm a big fan of Zensah and own a shirt and arm sleeves. Would love to try the socks or maybe those thigh sleeves? Interesting!

Chloƫ said...

Brand new follower! I love your blog and would LOVE* me some compression socks! :]

Marlene said...

Now a fan of Zensah on FB!

Marlene said...

Already a fan of RwB on FB!

Chloƫ said...

Those compression leg sleeves look like they would be fun to try...although those look like some might nice compression capris they have...

Marlene said...

already following Zensah on Twitter!

Marlene said...

and tweeted!! (@marleneruns)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I am a faithful follower.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I am your FB fan.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I like Zensah on FB.

Catey said...

I'm a follower!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I love that they have a maternity section ~ not that I will be needing it but just saying.

I am still looking for the perfect skirt and I could use compression socks ~ one pair is not enough!

Catey said...

I need a good new running bra-looks like I may have just found it as seamless would be fabulous!!

SarahwithanH said...

I'm a follower!

SarahwithanH said...

I kind of want to try the compression sleeves, because I always have issues around my ankles with compression socks. (Though I would never turn down a free pair!)

SarahwithanH said...

I'm a fan of Zensha on facebook!

funderson said...

I would love the same argyle ones you've got there, pretty mama. I agree though, a little more over the top wouldn't be a bad thing.

SarahwithanH said...

I'm already a fan of yours on facebook. (Duh!)

SarahwithanH said...

I now follow Zensha on twitter.

funderson said...

woo hoo...I'm a RWB facebook fan

Meredith said...

Love the socks and love that you totally rock them!

Unrelated question, I've noticed you always have a running skirt on, not shorts. They are super cute, but is it just for comfort that you wear those over shorts? I love the look of them, but worry about chaffing... Would you mind educating this rookie? Sorry, so off topic!

Her Name is Rio said...

Very cute Socks! Put my entry into the hat please! I am a follower.

Her Name is Rio said...

Actually, I would like to try the Zensah sports bra.

EricaH said...

i am a follower :)

EricaH said...

i follow Zensah on twitter @erica_h

EricaH said...

i am a facebook fan of yours

Courtney said...

I'm a follower! :)

Courtney said...

I wanna try the compression leg sleeves in PURPLE

Courtney said...

I'm a fan of Zensah on facebook

Courtney said...

I'm following Zensah on Twitter

Courtney said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog

Courtney said...

I posted this giveaway on twitter

Phat Disney Geek said...

I'm a follower

Phat Disney Geek said...

I want to try the Compression Socks in White (L)

Pam said...

I'm already a devoted follower!

Pam said...

I would like to try out their running bra. If their socks are as good as you say they are, it'd be worth giving the girls a little lovin' too!

Phat Disney Geek said...

I'm a fan of Zensah on facebook

Pam said...

I'm already a FB fan of Racing with Babes.

Pam said...

Putting you on my blog's sidebar right this second!

Phat Disney Geek said...

I'm a fan of Racing With Babes on Facebook.

Phat Disney Geek said...

I already follow ZENSAH on Twitter.

Phat Disney Geek said...

I posted this giveaway on Twitter.

The Jogger Blogger said...

I am a follower:)

The Jogger Blogger said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog.

The Jogger Blogger said...

I think the pink running skirt is darling!

Shelley said...

Just found you through Mel (Tall Mom) and now I am a follower!

Shelley said...

I would love to try out their pink compression leg sleeves!

Becka said...

I'm a follower! I would love to try compression socks but haven't forked out the money for them yet.

Becka said...

Oh, comment part 2, followed Zensah on FB, also I would love to try the compression leg sleeves in blue!!

Tricia said...

I'm a follower!

Tricia said...

totally diggin the leg sleeves in purple

Tricia said...

I now follow on twitter

runRedrun said...

I'd like to try the arm sleeves.

runRedrun said...

And I'm a follower!

Roggia said...

Of Course I follow! Love the blog!

Roggia said...

The running skirts look nice, or maybe the basic running shirt. Cool stuff on there.

Roggia said...

I am now a Zensah facebook fan.

Roggia said...

I am not a RWB fan on Facebook. Awesome. I always forget that everything has a facebook page now.. lovin it.

Jeri said...

I just added you to my reader. YAY!

Jeri said...

I've heard great things about their sports bras, so that would be on my list. :)

Jeri said...

I follow zensah on twitter

Jeri said...

I will be posting a link to your giveaway on my next blog post.

Jeri said...

and I tweeted it (@jerilee40)

Roggia said...

There is now a link from my blog at hayleythemom.blogspot.com

NJ said...

I'm a follower!

Alma F. said...

I am already a follower!

Alma F. said...

I would be interested in trying the Zensah running shirt & skirt (but first of all, the SOCKS!).

Alma F. said...

I am a fan of your blog on Facebook!

Alma F. said...

I became a fan of Zensah on Facebook too!

Alma F. said...

I now have a Twitter account and am following Zensah.

Alma F. said...

Your giveaway is posted on my blog!

trifitmom said...

i am follower

Dwayne said...

I'm following this blog now!

Dwayne said...

I've visited the Zensah site and would love to try the Calf/Shin Recovery Sleeves.

Dwayne said...

I am now following Zensah on Twitter!

ID said...

Oh Hi!! I follow your blog and love your stories about your daughters:)

Anyway, I looked at the Zensah site and I would love to try their 3/4 Compression Capris.

court said...

I am now a follower... of zen's FB and yours as well, and I'd like to try their arm sleeves as well, they intrigue me!

busyrunningmama said...

I'm a follower!!

busyrunningmama said...

Would love to try the pink seamless running skirt....so cute!!

lilmeg said...

I'm a follower :)

lilmeg said...

I'd get the compression socks in pink, but I also want to try the compression tights one day. I think they'd be awesome for winter runs up here in the great white north.

lilmeg said...

I'm a fb fan of Zensah

lilmeg said...

I'm a racing with babes fb fan

lilmeg said...

I posted this on my blogerino.

Thanks! :)

lilmeg said...

And this is just for fun because it will be the 200th comment. Holla!

justme said...

i'm already a follower of you ;)

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 435   Newer› Newest»