Gear Review: Running Skirts RunLove Compression Socks and GIVEAWAY

26 Aug

This week I bring you the RunLove Compression Socks from Runningskirts.com! While my love for compression wear is no secret, this is my first foray into compression socks. I have several pairs of compression calf sleeves and have recently also tried out compression ankle sleeves, but I was really excited about the compression socks. In the heat of the summer, I have been dealing with a fair amount of ankle and foot swelling during and shortly after my runs and I was hoping that full compression socks would be just the ticket to help keep it at bay!

I was right! They work exactly as hoped!

My calves are NOT as thin as the model on the website's calves.


At first they felt a little snug and I was worried that they might actually make my feet fall asleep. Since I have worn calf sleeves before I was used to the tightness around my calf but the tightness around my foot took me a minute to get used to. I suppose I am just so used to regular running socks, but the thin, lighter material felt really snug around my foot, especially in my arch. I will say that since they were thinner, I had to lace my shoes tighter to keep them from slipping up and down on my heel, but that was not an inconvenience at all.

I wore them on a couple of different runs…one outdoor easy run and one indoor speed workout on the treadmill. In neither environment did I find the socks to make my legs too hot, itchy, or anything like that. Quite contrarily, I found that I felt zippier on my feet and my legs had a bit more spring to them.

If you aren’t familiar with the benefits of compression therapy, let me give you a quick run-down… (no pun intended!)
*    Compression socks specifically aid in the circulation of blood in the legs and feet.
*    Increased circulation brings much-needed nutrients and oxygenated blood into the legs and feet.
*    Thus, many runners feel their legs experience invigoration in their lower legs, allowing them to push harder and farther.
*    Compression therapy can also reduce the amount of damage suffered to the legs during runs and can help regenerate damaged tissues during the post-run recovery phase.

Beyond all the physical benefits, the Running Skirts RunLove Compression Socks are just down-right adorable! C’mon, tell me they aren’t cute!? I love the heart on the side because I can be fashionable, yet practical at the same time! In fact, several women at my run group the other night asked me where I got them! 🙂



Have I convinced you of their awesomeness yet? Yes? Alright!! Well, now it is time for you to try and win a pair of your own! Here are the details…each one of the following gets one entry. Leave me a comment below for each one that you do. The giveaway will run until Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 5:00PM CST with the winner being announced on Friday, September 2, 2011. (The winner will be selected via Random.org.)


*    Follow Running Skirts on Twitter…@Running_Skirts!
*    Like Running Skirts on Facebook!
*    Follow me on Twitter…@katieRUNSthis!
*    Send out a Tweet about the giveaway! (Be sure to include @katieRUNSthis, @Running_Skirts, and a short link to this blog…http://bit.ly/qTYxQ3)
*    Hop over to my friend Katye’s blog, Long Legs On The Loose…show her some blog love because she rocks the RunLove Compression Socks too!

And as I have said before…it would be cool if you decided to subscribe to katieRUNSthis, but you don’t have to. But, if you do, I’ll add you to my list of super awesome people that I like…which, I might add, is a pretty prestigious list to be on.

What are you waiting for? Get started on your entries! GO GO GO!

192 Responses to “Gear Review: Running Skirts RunLove Compression Socks and GIVEAWAY”

  1. Kristyn G at 9:02 AM #

    I now follow runningskirts on twitter 🙂

  2. Kristyn G at 9:02 AM #

    I follow you on twitter (and get your blog feed in my google reader) @KristynKG

  3. Kristyn G at 9:03 AM #

    And, I retweeted your giveaway link 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  4. Rebecca Jo at 9:05 AM #

    OK – let’s do this.. I put up a tweet (RebeccaJoKnits)

  5. Rebecca Jo at 9:06 AM #

    I am a follower of you on Twitter 🙂 (Have been for awhile)

  6. Rebecca Jo at 9:07 AM #

    I liked “Racing Skirts” on Facebook

  7. Rebecca Jo at 9:08 AM #

    ..& finally, like Racing Skirts on Twitter 🙂 (Whew)

  8. liverunloveyoga at 9:08 AM #

    Great post Katie! I definitely need to give compression socks a try! As for your Giveaway…I:
    * Followed Running Skirts on Twitter…@Running_Skirts!
    * Liked Running Skirts on Facebook!
    * Already follow you on Twitter…@katieRUNSthis!
    * Sent out a tweet about the giveaway! (Be sure to include @katieRUNSthis, @Running_Skirts, and a short link to this blog…http://bit.ly/qTYxQ3)
    * I checked out Long Legs On The Loose…thanks for recommending a great blog to follow!

    Happy Friday!

  9. Colette Johnson at 9:08 AM #

    Liked Running Skirts on facebook, and you know I follow your blog. You ROCK!

  10. thepeanutsmom at 9:08 AM #

    I followed Running Skirts on Twitter…@Running_Skirts!

  11. thepeanutsmom at 9:09 AM #

    I Liked Running Skirts on Facebook!

  12. thepeanutsmom at 9:09 AM #

    I Followed you on Twitter…@katieRUNSthis!

  13. Danielle at 9:10 AM #

    I already follow @katierunsthis!! (@nello33)

  14. Danielle at 9:10 AM #

    I am now following @runningskits on twitter!

  15. Danielle at 9:11 AM #

    I “like” Running Skirts on FB!

  16. Danielle at 9:12 AM #

    I tweeted! @nello33

  17. Abby at 9:20 AM #

    YaY! I’m excited to try compression socks!
    I am following runningskirts on twitter!

  18. Abby at 9:21 AM #

    I also follow you on twitter now! and your blog is in my google reader.

  19. Abby at 9:22 AM #

    I already liked Running Skirts on fb!

  20. Britni (@brobic8) at 9:34 AM #

    I am now following Running Skirts on Twitter!

  21. Britni (@brobic8) at 9:34 AM #

    I liked Running Skirts on Fb!

  22. Britni (@brobic8) at 9:34 AM #

    I’m already following you on Twitter!!

  23. Britni (@brobic8) at 9:39 AM #

    Just tweeted about the giveaway! I’m hoping I’m the lucky one- really want to try them out!

  24. Jennifer at 9:39 AM #

    I’m pretty psyched about potentially winning some compression socks. I totally want to try them!
    For your Giveaway…I :
    * Followed Running Skirts on Twitter…@Running_Skirts!
    * Liked Running Skirts on Facebook!
    * Already follow you on Twitter…@katieRUNSthis!
    * Sent out a tweet about the giveaway! (Be sure to include @katieRUNSthis, @Running_Skirts, and a short link to this blog…http://bit.ly/qTYxQ3)
    * I checked out Long Legs On The Loose…thanks for recommending a great blog to follow!

  25. Sharon Tatel at 11:11 AM #

    Just entered giveaway – already following you on twitter, just now followed @Running_Skirts AND Retweeted your tweet about the giveaway!

  26. Christy at 11:41 AM #

    i follow running skirts on twitter @Christyruns

  27. Christy at 11:41 AM #

    I like them on FB already

  28. Christy at 11:42 AM #

    I follow you on twitter @Christyruns

  29. Christy at 11:42 AM #

    tweeted

  30. Katy @ Fit In Heels at 12:18 PM #

    Yahoo for new blog friends!!!!!! Your calf looks HOT!!!! These socks are so adorable! I added you to my google homepage 🙂

  31. Katy @ Fit In Heels at 12:18 PM #

    Followed you on Twitter!!! Yay for Kates 🙂

  32. Katy @ Fit In Heels at 12:18 PM #

    Followed Running Skirts on Twitter!

  33. Katy @ Fit In Heels at 12:19 PM #

    Hahahahah I just got told to slow down from your comment editor! Speedy fingers!
    Followed Running Skirts on Facebook!

  34. Necia at 12:27 PM #

    Already following you!

  35. Necia at 12:27 PM #

    Now following @runningskirts on the twitter.

  36. Necia at 12:28 PM #

    Have liked running skirts on the face book.

  37. Necia at 12:31 PM #

    Have tweeted your awesome giveaway!

  38. I follow running skirts on twitter

  39. I like running skirts on fb

  40. I follow you on twitter 🙂 and just subscribed to your blog via email!

  41. I tweeted your giveaway 🙂

  42. Necia at 12:50 PM #

    Showed love to your girl!

  43. Girl In The Pink at 12:51 PM #

    following running skirts

  44. Girl In The Pink at 12:52 PM #

    following katy tuns this!

  45. Girl In The Pink at 12:52 PM #

    Visited long legs on the loose!

  46. ~K~ at 2:00 PM #

    i like running skirts on fb! [username karen r m]
    runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

  47. ~K~ at 2:00 PM #

    already a follower of Long Legs!
    runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

  48. Jen at 2:12 PM #

    So cute! I follow you on twitter!

  49. Jen at 2:12 PM #

    I now follow Running Skirts on twitter!

  50. I only have one pair of these but I LOVE them!! I followed RS on twitter.

  51. I already had liked them on Facebook!

  52. I already follow you on Twitter!

  53. I tweeted! 🙂

  54. You were already in my google reader, too! (Not sure if that was actually an entry qualifier?)

  55. Thanks for the review on these compression socks…I have been thinking about giving a pair of compression socks a try for some time now. I became a fan of RunningSkirts on Facebook and am now following both you and RunningSkirts on Twitter!

    Thanks again for all of the great info/posts! Leeanne

  56. Bonnie at 3:47 PM #

    Awesome! I follow you on twitter (@bonnielang) and just tweeted about this great giveaway. I’d love to give these a shot!

  57. Bonnie at 3:49 PM #

    Also, I’m following running skirts on twitter (@bonnielang) – how appropriate after my run in my own running skirt this morning!

  58. Bonnie at 3:50 PM #

    Also, I’m now officially a fan of Running Skirts on FB – I read the article about “fastionistas” in RW and loved it! Thanks again for this giveaway.

  59. Zaneta at 4:40 PM #

    I follow running skirts on twitter!

  60. Zaneta at 4:41 PM #

    I like them on facebook already! 🙂

  61. Zaneta at 4:41 PM #

    I follow you on twitter already! 🙂 (@superwoman4002)

  62. Zaneta at 4:45 PM #

    tweeted 🙂

  63. Zaneta at 4:45 PM #

    showed her some love (and posted your giveaway on my blog) 😀

  64. Jeanette H. at 4:55 PM #

    Following running skirts on twitter @jhooker517

  65. Jeanette H. at 4:56 PM #

    Liked running skirts on facebook

  66. Jeanette H. at 4:56 PM #

    Following you on twitter

  67. Emily at 7:03 PM #

    I follow you on twitter

  68. Emily at 7:06 PM #

    I follow running skirts on twitter

  69. Emily at 7:07 PM #

    I like running skirts on facebook

  70. Sarah M. at 7:38 PM #

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been thinking about getting a pair for a few years now, but especially now that I’m almost into my last trimester.

  71. Concrete Runner at 7:41 PM #

    I tweeted about the giveaway! I lost one of my zensah sleeves so I am in definite need of new compression sleeves, and socks would be GREAT!

  72. Bambi at 7:54 PM #

    I am now following running skirts on twitter

  73. Bambi at 7:54 PM #

    I went to facebook and liked running skirts

  74. Bambi at 7:55 PM #

    I follow you on twitter 🙂

  75. Bambi at 7:55 PM #

    I tweeted about the giveaway tonight

  76. Megan at 10:14 AM #

    I follow runningskirts on twitter now!

  77. Megan at 10:15 AM #

    My blog likes runningskirts on facebook!

  78. Megan at 10:15 AM #

    I follow you on twitter… you KNOW it!

  79. Megan at 10:16 AM #

    Tweeted the giveaway!!

  80. eattoruntoeat at 10:38 AM #

    I followed runningskirts on Twitter

  81. eattoruntoeat at 10:38 AM #

    I follow runningskirts on Facebook

  82. eattoruntoeat at 10:38 AM #

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  83. Big fan of compression too – I love my Zensah’s, but these are too fun! Would love to get a pair. I’ve tweeted it, became a fan on Twitter and Facebook and subscribed to your blog. Thanks!
    Katie

  84. amy at 12:15 PM #

    These are so cute. Thanks for the info…i was not familiar with this product. I definitely want some!

  85. Karen at 1:31 PM #

    Hi Katie!
    Just found your blog – and i am now following you and running skirts on twitter!
    I also just added you to my RSS feed 🙂
    @kmwpro

  86. Already follow Running Skirts on Twitter!

  87. Just “liked” them on Facebook. 🙂

  88. I also already follow you on Twitter, too. (@crazyadventures) 🙂

  89. Visited your friend’s blog, too. http://longlegsontheloose.com/2011/08/26/five-things-friday/#comment-6302

    Excited about this giveaway, I don’t own a pair of compression socks yet, and these are REALLY cute 🙂

  90. Alett at 2:09 PM #

    I already follow you on twitter
    I have been a fan of running skirts for a long time so I already follow them on twitter and have “liked” them on facebook for quite a while : )

    great post!
    🙂

  91. Andrea at 4:06 PM #

    I follow you on twitter

  92. Bonnie Clarke at 7:26 PM #

    Liked”Running Skirts” on FB!

  93. Bonnie Clarke at 7:29 PM #

    Also following you on twitter!

  94. ohhh i ❤ compression! I already "Like" running skirts on Facebook!

  95. I follow you on Twitter!

  96. Following Running Skirts on Twitter!

  97. Tweeted the giveaway!

    Ooooohhh fingers crossed, I only have one pair of compression socks now but more would be beautiful!

  98. caroline at 8:22 PM #

    Now following on twitter…

  99. caroline at 8:23 PM #

    Like Running Skirts on Facebook

  100. caroline at 8:24 PM #

    been following you on twitter for a while, and I LOVE your tweets! (@want2bironmommy)

  101. caroline at 8:26 PM #

    tweeted!!!

  102. Betsy at 8:29 PM #

    I am following running skirts on Twitter!

  103. Betsy at 8:31 PM #

    I likes running skirts on fb!

  104. Betsy at 8:31 PM #

    I already follow you on Twitter, does that count?

  105. Betsy at 8:33 PM #

    I tweeted about the giveaway even though I wanted to keep it a secret to maximize my chances of winning. 😉

  106. Betsy at 8:34 PM #

    I visited your friends blog and even subscribed!

  107. Marisa at 8:59 PM #

    I follow you on twitter.

  108. Marisa at 8:59 PM #

    I follow running skirts on twitter.

  109. Marisa at 9:00 PM #

    i like running skirts on facebook.

  110. Marisa at 9:00 PM #

    I tweeted. (@marisae77)

  111. I follow you on Twitter.

  112. Tweeted.

  113. Now following Running Skirts on Twitter.

  114. Kalina at 1:48 PM #

    I already follow @running_skirts!

  115. Kalina at 1:49 PM #

    I just liked Running Skirts on Facebook!

  116. Kalina at 1:50 PM #

    I also tweeted about the giveaway!! (xc_runnergirl is my handle)

  117. Kalina at 1:56 PM #

    Also, I already follow you on Twitter too!

  118. Tara at 2:11 PM #

    I would love a pair of these!! Too cute!!

  119. Tara at 2:12 PM #

    I followed RunningSkirts on twitter (@laughsweatagain)

  120. Tara at 2:12 PM #

    I follow you on Twitter (@laughsweatagain)

  121. Alicia I at 6:57 PM #

    I follow @katieRUNSthis on twitter!

  122. Alicia I at 6:58 PM #

    I follow @running_skirts on twitter!

  123. Alicia I at 7:05 PM #

    I tweeted!

  124. I follow Running Skirts on Twitter

  125. I ‘like’ Running Skirts on Facebook

  126. I follow you on Twitter

  127. I tweeted about your giveaway!

  128. I follow you on Twitter

  129. I follow RunningSkirts on Twitter too

  130. Here’s a link to my tweet about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/Running0nCoffee/status/108023986989973505

  131. Elisabeth at 12:13 PM #

    I follow Running Skirts on twitter!

  132. Elisabeth at 12:13 PM #

    I “like” Running Skirts on Facebook

  133. Elisabeth at 12:14 PM #

    I follow you on twitter (@ewallerscott)

  134. Elisabeth at 12:15 PM #

    I tweeted the giveaway =)

  135. Kristen at 12:36 PM #

    I liked Running skirts on facebook, retweeted, and now follow you and running skirts!

  136. Susan at 12:55 PM #

    I’m now following @RunningSkirts on twitter!

  137. Susan at 12:56 PM #

    I already follow you on twitter, @katieRUNSthis!

  138. Susan at 12:58 PM #

    AND I just retweeted about THIS giveaway! HOORAY!

  139. Courtney at 3:48 PM #

    I follow Running Skirts on Twitter

  140. Courtney at 3:48 PM #

    I like running skirts on facebook

  141. Courtney at 3:49 PM #

    I follow you on twitter

  142. Courtney at 3:49 PM #

    I tweeted about this giveaway @runcourtrun

  143. Courtney at 3:50 PM #

    Your blog has been in my blog feed for a while now 🙂

  144. {meg} at 3:58 PM #

    I follow you on Twitter!

  145. {meg} at 3:59 PM #

    I also follow Running Skirts on Twitter…!

  146. {meg} at 4:01 PM #

    And I just started subscribing to Katye’s blog. Thanks for hosting the great giveaway!

  147. Anne at 6:54 PM #

    I follow you! (@runningmom2boys)

  148. Anne at 6:55 PM #

    I follow @running_skirts!

  149. Lauren at 12:08 PM #

    I already follow you on Twitter. 🙂

  150. Lauren at 12:08 PM #

    Followed Running Skirts on Twitter!

  151. Lauren at 12:08 PM #

    Liked Running Skirts on Facebook!

  152. Lauren at 12:09 PM #

    Tweeted!

  153. Lauren at 12:10 PM #

    Visited your friend’s blog! Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

  154. Running_Fox at 1:19 PM #

    I follow you on Twitter my prego running stistah from down south 😉

  155. Running_Fox at 1:20 PM #

    I like Running Skirts on Facebook! 🙂

  156. Running_Fox at 1:20 PM #

    I follow @RunningSkirts now on Twitter! I thought I followed them before. Odd…

  157. Running_Fox at 1:22 PM #

    I subscribed to your blog now 😉 And I am liking your friend’s Long Legs on the Loose blog too! 🙂 Thanks Katie!

  158. Kristine at 5:00 PM #

    Hey Katie!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I would love a pair of those compression socks! They are soooo cute!

    *Followed Running Skirts on Twitter…@Running_Skirts!
    * Liked Running Skirts on Facebook!
    * Already follow you on Twitter…@katieRUNSthis!
    * Sent out multiple tweets about the giveaway!
    * Subscribed to your blog!
    * I checked out Long Legs On The Loose…I love her blog and now follow her on twitter

    Thanks!
    Kristine

  159. Kristin D at 12:23 AM #

    I went over to Long Legs on the Loose! Great blog, will add it to my daily read! Thanks.

  160. elizabeth at 9:12 PM #

    i follow running skirts on twitter

  161. elizabeth at 9:13 PM #

    i already follow you on twitter 🙂

  162. Cris Lacusky at 7:28 AM #

    I like RunningSkirts on Facebook… but that’s not a strong enough word, because I LOVE RunningSkirts. I’ve been dying to try the RunLove socks, but have spent all my $$$ on skirts. Please pick ME!

  163. Tracey Leffler at 8:58 AM #

    Already following you on twitter 🙂

  164. Maggie at 8:58 AM #

    following @Running_Skirts

  165. Tracey Leffler at 8:58 AM #

    Sent a tweet!

  166. Maggie at 8:58 AM #

    Already follow @katieRUNSthis

  167. Tracey Leffler at 8:59 AM #

    Liked Running Skirts on Facebook and followed them on Twitter. YAY compression socks!

  168. Maggie at 8:59 AM #

    I liked Running Skirts on Facebook

  169. Maggie at 9:00 AM #

    I should Long Legs on the Loose some love by subscribing in Google Reader, liking her on FB and following her on Twitter 🙂

    Plus the socks are SUPER CUTE!!!

    • Corrina at 9:36 AM #

      I’m following Running Skirts on twitter

  170. I’ve been following you on Twitter for a while!

  171. I liked Running Skirts on FB

  172. I tweeted the giveaway! @beana619

  173. I visited Katye and left a comment on one of her recent posts 🙂

  174. runmom at 12:13 PM #

    Oooo! Oooo! Pick me I want in. There’s still time right? I follow running skirts on twitter

  175. runmom at 12:14 PM #

    I like running skirts on FB

  176. runmom at 12:15 PM #

    Following you on Twitter

  177. Jess W. at 12:35 PM #

    I liked runningskirts on FB. =)

  178. elizabeth at 3:07 PM #

    i forgot to put that i tweeted it lastnight!

  179. RebeccaRuns at 4:40 PM #

    I follow running skirts on twitter (@momruns26)

  180. RebeccaRuns at 4:41 PM #

    I follow you on twitter! (@momruns26)

  181. RebeccaRuns at 4:41 PM #

    I like running skirts on FB

  182. russettfarmbulletin at 4:47 PM #

    I added you on Twitter!

  183. Katherine at 4:49 PM #

    * Follow Running Skirts on Twitter…@Running_Skirts!
    * Follow me on Twitter…@katieRUNSthis!
    * Send out a Tweet about the giveaway! (Be sure to include @katieRUNSthis, @Running_Skirts, and a short link to this blog…http://bit.ly/qTYxQ3)

    Done, done, and done! I am, of course, a long-time subscriber as well. 🙂

  184. Donna at 5:40 PM #

    Following you on twitter.

  185. Donna at 5:41 PM #

    Like you on facebook.

  186. Tara Burner at 9:11 AM #

    I like Running Skirts on FB

  187. Tara Burner at 9:11 AM #

    i follow running skirts on twitter via @taraburner

  188. cindy j at 12:52 AM #

    would you “like” my sister’s FB page, “Flagstaff Roller Derby”? I am sure that the girls on our team would love your recommendations. There is a fine line between running gear and derby gear, if you ask me!

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