What is the difference between the Compression Leg Sleeves (Item# 6055), the Shin Splint/Calf Compression Sleeve (Item# 6045), and the Ultra Compression Leg Sleeves (Item# 6057)?
The compression leg sleeves and shin splint/calf compression sleeve are the same great product. The only difference is in the quantity. The compression leg sleeves (item# 6055) are sold in a pair - i.e. two sleeves in total. The shin splint/calf compression sleeve (item# 6045) is sold as a single unit - i.e. only one sleeve. The ultra compression leg sleeves (item# 6057) were designed for those seeking a tighter fitting compression sleeve as compared to our original Zensah compression leg sleeves. Those new to compression may prefer the original Zensah compression leg sleeves as they provide a snug fit and comfort for hours.
How do I wear the leg sleeves?
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I am on the border between sizes. What size should I order?
When falling between sizes, we recommend ordering the smaller of the two. Through customer feedback, we have found this to be the best choice for overall performance.
I am experiencing pain in my shins. Would you recommend the compression leg sleeves, ultra compression leg sleeves, or compression socks?
Most people new to compression looking for shin splint relief prefer our compression leg sleeves due to their targeted support and comfortable fit. However, our ultra compression leg sleeves and compression socks also provide fantastic support that is useful for alleviating shin pain. Our customers use all three products for this purpose, and whichever they choose is a matter of personal preference.
When should this product be worn?
The compression leg sleeves were designed to be used for a variety of purposes. They can be worn before exercise for muscle activation, during exercise for injury reduction and optimized performance, and after exercise for faster recovery. Though they were designed specifically for athletic purposes, many customers have experienced benefits from wearing them in a variety of different settings.
How long are your leg sleeves from top to bottom?
The XS/S and S/M leg sleeves are both about 9.5 inches from top to bottom while the L/XL is about 11 inches. The heather colors are slightly longer and narrower than the other colors, but they fit the same when they are on. All information for selecting the size right for you can be found on our size charts.
I am an ultra athlete and would like to wear your leg sleeves for my race. Is it safe to wear them that long?
Yes, we have several ultra athletes who have successfully run wearing Zensah leg sleeves. It is safe to wear our leg sleeves for any amount of time as long as you do not experience any discomfort.
How often do I need to replace my leg sleeves and compression socks?
The life of the product depends on usage. Just like a pair of running shoes, the life of Zensah leg sleeves and compression socks varies with the amount of miles you put on them. Based on typical usage, you should expect them to last about 6-8 months. It’s recommended that if it has been 6 months since your last pair of new leg sleeves or socks, you order a new pair to ensure you are receiving the optimal amount of compression.
What is proper washing care?
Zensah Fabric is not only the most comfortable sports fabric in the world, it’s also durable. Our innovative fibers and yarns will last through hard training; however, Zensah still needs to be taken care of. Ideal care for Zensah apparel is machine wash cold and delicate machine dry or hang dry.