Running and Jumping for Joy About Compression Socks + #Giveaway

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Jennifer Fisher  Jump Rope

I am a huge fan of compression socks and am hosting a giveaway for a really fun pair (of winner’s choice) at the bottom of post.  I wear this type of knee sock for nearly every race and workout and also on those work days when I’m standing for lengthy periods of time at an event expo, teaching cooking classes or otherwise running around. In fact, I’ve found that on those days when I do have to stand up all day, I still have enough spring in my step later in the evening to fit my training in or going around with the jump rope in a pair of Polka Dot Compression Socks (as above).

I never go overboard - haha!I’ve written quite a few posts about compression socks in the past (like this one about compression and running-CrossFit-yoga, so I hesitate to rehash everything – but the basic ideas is that the compression in socks (which usually starts the strongest in the foot or ankle and then moves up the calf), keeps the blood flow from slowing and giving you that lethargic, swollen, dead-leg feeling.  I like to call this squeezing, “happy hugs for your feet” – it’s doesn’t really feel as much “tight” as it does “embraced.”   Anyway, this ‘hugging” encourages better circulation and, in turn, legs will feel more energized, less achy and heavy. Some doctors even suggest compression socks may help to prevent varicose and spider veins. Oh how I wish stylish compression socks were available during my pregnancies, as I had vein problems quite bad and was forced to wear thick, full-length compression hose in an awful “suntan” color” – I was quite the sight to behold.

bright life go logoBut, today there are so many fashionable choices in compression socks that don’t sacrifice any of the function. is a great online shop that features a wide range of compression sock brands that will help you put your best foot (and leg) forward! The carry lots of great brands like CEP, Zensah and Top & Derby — of course, my favorite brands is Vim & Vigr – I am a very enthusiastic (and official) ambassador for Vim & Vigr products. I am actually wearing a pair right now as I type this up (which reminds me, while I wear compression for my active pursuits, they also help keep things circulating when sitting all day at a desk or on a plane).

vim vigr compression sock collage

VIM & VIGR socks are definitely do not have that elderly vibe that compression socks of yore had – these beauties are designed with rich colors, timeless patterns, and just enough sass to satisfy my funky style. Look at some of my favorites in the collage above! Every time a wear a pair (and I never keep them hidden under pants!) I am always stopped with questions and compliments about my socks!

If you are a newbie to compression socks, you may have legitimate questions before you shell out what is a fairly substantial chunk of change for a pair of socks – which typically run $30 – $60 per pair(although so WORTH it). has a easy to follow Guide for First Time Compression Sock Buyers that will walk you through the decision making process including identifying your primary need (from pregnancy or an on-your-feet job to maternity and travel) along with other concerns, like what grade of compression, what size and care instructions.

So, whohoo, I’m so excited that is letting me give away a pair of is Vim & Vigr compression socks (of winner’s choice) to one of my readers. They have GUY’S SOCKS also!  Check out the Vim & Vigr collection at Bright Life Go right HERE Then, see below for the entry instructions and Rafflecopter widget.

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43 thoughts on “Running and Jumping for Joy About Compression Socks + #Giveaway

  1. I love compression socks but how are they in the summer? I love the red polka dotted ones!

    • sweaty — haha, you get used to it (and the funky tan lines). Seriously tho — if you think it’s going to be a problem don’t order cotton or wool blends, instead get some that are from the Nylon or Moisture wicking collections. (all the striped ones I wear from Vim&Vigr) have been from the Nylon collection and they are PERECT for run/workout . . . I have every pair (shhhh)

  2. I would choose the VIM & VIGR Nautical Stripe socks! I love the nautical theme and the colors are super cute.

  3. cotton collection – purple/white. I’ve never tried compression socks but I keep seeing them everywhere so hope to win and give them a try!

  4. Such a hard decision as I like so many! I’ve narrowed it down to 2 favorites and I think the best (purple, of course) is the VIM & VIGR COTTON COLLECTION in purple and charcoal!

  5. I love the VIM & VIGR COTTON POLKA DOT SOCKS. Super cute and I could totally rock them with a ton of my running outfits.

  6. Ohhhh wow – I did not know there was such a craze for compression stockings! I’m loving it! I’d definitely love the VIM & VIGR Moisture-wick Nylon Black socks!

    Keep up the amazing advice 🙂

  7. i would pick the grey and purple in the nylon collection. thanks for the chance to win these!

  8. i like the GOGO Diamond Knit Knee High. they would be great for work. for some reason my ankles swell at work but not when i am at home.

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