Injinji Ex-Celerator Compression Sock Review
Like barefoot running, Compression Technology is a hot topic in the running world right now. Originally, football players started wearing pantyhose during games because the increased circulation and muscle stabilization provide by compression improved their strength and endurance late in games. Runners have taken to using compression clothing for racing to improve muscle stamina and during recovery to increase blood flow back to the heart and decrease recovery time. Wacky knee-high socks are among the most recognizable pieces of compression tech out there, and many companies have a 70s Dr. J-looking compression model now, and Injinji is no exception.
Injinji is known for their unique socks that provide separate sock sleeves for each toe on your feet. While it feels odd at first and can take some getting used to, this tech is great for those prone to blisters around the toes. The toe sleeves eliminate much of the blister-causing friction of skin-to-skin contact. The compression in these socks is provided by AIS: technology™ – graduated compression that is greater at the ankle and less pronounced closer to the knee, which encourages blood flow from the foot back to the heart. The Ex-Celerator socks work quite well and testers commented that they felt the same compression benefits realized when wearing other top compression models. Some testers commented that the socks might have been a bit long, leaving some extra length even when pulled up to the knee joint.
Overall, we ranked these among the best compression socks we’ve tested and were excited that runners devoted to Injini’s toe-sock design now have an option for compression socks! For more information, visit www.injinji.com.
Race & Recovery Toesock
• Pumps Up Circulation
• Guards Against Blistering
• Allows Proper Alignment Of Toes
• Accelerates Recovery Of Muscle Force Capacity
• Reduces Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (Doms)
The Injinji EX-CELERATOR™ Compression Toesock incorporates Injinji’s AIS: technology™ in its graduated lower leg compression system with our unique and patented 5 toe design. The benefits include enhanced circulation, muscle recovery, superior moisture management and no skin on skin friction eliminating blisters. Feel the difference for yourself.