LEGEND® Compression Performance Socks | For Running, Cycling, Triathlon and all Sports
LEGEND® Compression Performance socks are designed for all sporting activities to enhance power and endurance while supporting the shin, ankle, achilles, calf and arch of the foot. These are unisex compression socks for men and for women. The product design and manufacturing process of our sports compression socks make them among the best performing socks on the planet. These sports compression socks were developed through extensive research in the compression industry. These socks are unique because they implement design aspects that our LEGEND® team pulled from its years of experience with medical grade compression products. By applying those medical learnings to our Compression Performance Socks, we were able to create a graduated compression product that we believe is the best on the market. Featuring 15-20 mmHg of graduated compression it provides everything you need to perform at your best.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
- 15-20 mmHg Graduated Compression for improved athletic performance
- Compression Performance socks for all sports
- Greater power output
- Enhanced Endurance
- Faster Muscle Warm Up Pre-exercise
- Increase oxygen levels and blood circulation
- Faster recovery time
- Seamless toe and terry sole construction
- Promotes circulation for muscle performance
- Reduction of lactic acid
- Improve muscle support and injury prevention
- UV protection
- Moisture wicking
- Achilles and arch support
- Open ventilation and breathable design for comfort
KEY CONSTRUCTION ATTRIBUTES (from the toe to the top of the sock):
- Seamless & terry cushion toe and foot that expands for ultimate comfort
- Open stitch at the foot for breathability
- 3 x 1 patterned arch support (clencher) that also holds sock in place and prevents blisters
- Open stitch between arch and heel that loosens on in-step
- 2 x 1 stitch in heel provides maximum support
- Cushion at the achilles provides critical support to reduce injury
- The poly-grey yarns wick moisture away from foot for increase comfort
- 1 x 1 alternate open stitch at the calf for breathability
- 3 x 1 ribbed select elastic pattern along leg for compression and style
- Welt at top of sock is a 1 x 1 stitch to hold sock to leg
- Spandex for premium stretch and comfort
Key Benefits Expanded:
Greater Power Output & Increased Endurance: By stabilizing the lower leg muscles and promoting proper blood circulation these socks are designed to propel athletes to stronger performance. The 15-20 mmHg level of graduated compression provides the right amount of support for your legs to perform at their best!
Decreased Shin Splints and Calf Cramps: Graduated compression is designed to improve blood flow and decrease lactic acid build up, decreasing your chances for calf cramps. Also through increased muscle stabilization and a firm fit, you will find your shin splints going away.
Improved Recovery Time: By using our Compression Performance Socks, you will find that your time needed to recover between exercise becomes shorter. By promoting proper blood circulation through graduated compression these socks will alleviate swelling, tiredness and general achyness that normally finds athletes post hard exercise.
Dry and Comfortable: Designed on a 168 needle machine with polypropeline, nylon, and spandex, these Compression Performance Socks are the ultimate in moisture wicking comfort. With a breathable open stitch design over the calf and an overarching quality of fabric, you will find your legs feeling cool and comfortable during your exercise! Also key to comfort is the incorporation of our “arch clencher” that holds the sock in place while also partially alleviating plantar fasciitis.
What makes LEGEND the best choice?
1. Medical Design Characteristics: With many different athletic compression socks on the market, the LEGEND® Compression Performance Socks set themselves apart through the unique design characteristics brought in through our background in medical compression therapy. This allows runners, triathletes, cyclers, and all athletes alike to realize the greatest performance benefits of any compression sock in the world.
2. Quality Assurance: Being Manufactured in the USA, our LEGEND® Compression Performance Socks, along with our other Athletic Wear products, are subject to the highest level of quality assurance that you will find on the market. By adhering to more strict international quality guidelines, along with our own LEGENDARY standards, we guarantee these socks will not disappoint.
3. Superior Style: We want all athletes, runners, triathletes, cyclers, and others alike, to look good and feel good while they are out there competing and training. We want the focus to be on the athlete. The clean and professional look of our Compression Performance Socks is a look we are proud to see athletes around the world wearing! With strong colors to choose from and the LEGEND® logo on the top of the sock, we believe this makes for a great stylish look!
Who benefits from these socks?
Runners: These socks were designed for all Sports, but the most prominent application is seen by runners. These socks are also categorized as compression running socks and they will help improve endurance, increase power output, decrease shin splints and calf cramps, and keep you feeling cool and dry during your runs. If you are a runner looking for a great performance sock, then these were designed just for you. We want you to run longer, run faster and run healthy!
Triathletes: Many Triathletes use these socks during training or the run portion of their races. In a sport that puts ultimate pressure on your legs and feet, the LEGEND® Compression Performance Socks were designed with this high level athlete in mind.
Cyclers: When you are riding your bike for extended periods of time, maintaining the health of your feet and legs is critical. The LEGEND Compression Performance Socks are designed to prevent shin splints and calf cramps that can hamper your rides, as well as improve overall blood flow and circulation to help you ride stronger for longer.
CrossFit: One fastest growing groups in the fitness industry, CrossFitters are elite athletes that put a great deal of strain on their legs, feet and other body parts during training. Our Performance Socks offer graduated compression support to improve these athletes’ performance during the challenging CrossFit workouts.
Team Sports: While not seen as much in team sports, we highly recommend these Compression Performance Socks for basketball, football, and other team sports. Stabilize fast twitch lower leg muscles during quick change of direction sports to gain that 1/2 second edge over your competition. Team sport athletes will love the way these socks function and feel!
Amanda (verified owner) –
I’ve been wearing these as a nurse for years. I tried to buy a cheap substitute and ended up coming right back to order more Legend. I machine wash and hang to dry (but they have been tossed in the dryer a few times by accident with no harm). Each pair easily lasts me over a year of weekly wear. I would feel weird working without them!
Christina Gilbert –
As a traveling PREGNANT sales person, I have been struggling to find something to get rid of the pain and pressure from retaining fluid on flights. I found these socks and tried them on my last flight and it was a lifesaver! My first flight in 2 months that my legs did not retain fluid and were not in dying pain. It completely changed air travel for me for the rest of pregnancy. I highly recommend trying these socks! Also, pregnancy can cause RLS and for the first time in a month, I slept without any issue of RLS using these. They completely changed work travel and pregnancy for me. Thank you!
James Marsh (verified owner) –
I’m an older biker doing about 130-150mi/week plus work out in-between rides. My shoe size is 13 extra wide so I was a bit worried about them fitting well and ordered size Large. I tried them for the first time last Tuesday and found they fit really well and do the job you expect. I plan on wearing them every time I bike and also when going on long plane trips as I have some circulation problems that cause me some discomfort if I am confined to sitting for long periods and unable to move around. I’ll probably order a couple more pair.
Kitab James (verified owner) –
I am an active runner with large calves and these socks are great. They fit me very securely and when I where them I have no issues with soreness or fatigue.
Rod Parsons (verified owner) –
As an avid senior competitive tennis player I am very hard on my feet, ankles and calf muscles. I wear a men’s size 9 to 9.5 shoe and ordered the Men’s Medium socks. The fabric and compression are just perfect for my sport. The fact that they block out UV rays is a real bonus. I wear them during tennis and leave them on for about an hour after my matches to aid in recovery. Good fit, very energizing, comfortable and great support. Definitely well made and would recommend.
Lauren (verified owner) –
I am so stoked over these socks!! I tried another brand and returned them because they were so thick. I love a thin sock, so when my Legends came, I was so happy! Not only thin, but very strong and well made. And they fit beautifully!! I am a female with a size 12 foot and very long thin legs, so I ordered size L hoping it all work out…. and they are perfect!! I can’t wait to get a second pair. I do a lot of distance hiking (where I wear the socks) and also stand for long periods of time as a fine artist painter (where I wear a sleeve… which, using the size chart, I ordered a S/M… again perfect fit!).
Kelli Tobin –
I never thought much of compression socks or sleeves, until trying Legend Compressions! I have super flat feet and the arch support in the socks is phenomenal. My calves and legs feel warmed up even before I start running, and I love that I can stand out with their awesome bright color line. I typically wear them in the winter/spring when I want to wear shorts but my legs need time to warm up. I have larger calves and these still fit and weren’t constricting at all. Love these socks!
I love the way these compression socks support my calves during runs and post-run recovery. They really make a huge difference in keeping my legs fresh! I also love using them during leg day strength workouts. The increased blood flow they encourage ensures I get an optimum workout.
Flavia Coppolino –
When Legend Compression says “Right Not Tight” it’s a true statement. I’m a competitive marathoner with over 10 full marathons under my belt in the last 3 years. I run roughly 75 miles a week and am constantly training for back to back races. Performance and Recovery are key for me. I’ve always had trouble finding a pair of compression calf sleeves that fit me. Im usually in-between sizes where the XS is too tight and the S is too loose. The Legend Brand sleeves fit perfectly! I definitely recommend them to anyone for racing and recovery!
Steve Brown –
As a multisport junkie for over 30 years, my legs have seen some miles. My yearly race schedule typically includes ironman triathlons and marathons which puts an even greater stress on the legs and full body. Fortunately, I’ve discovered LEGEND Compression Legs Sleeves and these have now become a permanent weapon in my racing and training arsenal. From the first wear I felt a very comfortable sense of support and stabilization without being restrictive or binding in the least. This has led to better performance with quicker recovery. I’ve tried other compression products in the past but I’me now hooked on LEGEND.
Linda Juretschke –
As a nurse practitioner and six-time marathoner, I know the value of compression! I have been wearing compression socks or hose most of my 35+ year career as a nurse/nurse practitioner, and have been wearing compression socks for run recovery for the past several years. I have had my Legend Compressionwear Recovery Socks for approximately three months, and they are absolutely amazing! They go on and come off easier than many of the compression socks I have tried over the years, while still providing the perfect amount of compression. I am fairly short (5′ 3″) and often have a hard time with some brands of knee-high compression socks fitting correctly, but these fit me perfectly. I have historically worn compression socks either at work (12-hour shifts) or as post-race recovery or for long flights (especially after an out-of-town race), but in the past few weeks with temperatures dropping below zero in the Chicago area, I have been wearing my Legendwear Compression socks DURING my runs. I figured a) knee-high socks would be much better than no-shows, and b) since compression improves circulation, better circulation would mean warmer legs on these arctic runs. My Legendwear socks did not disappoint! I was so layered on these runs I felt like a kid about to go out sledding, but my legs and feet stayed warm the entire time! And I truly believe my recovery from my long runs was much better because I wore the compression socks during, instead of just after, my runs. I am a true believer in compression and I absolutely love the Legendwear brand! I love that they have a wide array of products to choose from–not just for athletes, but also for anyone who is looking for the benefits that compression can provide. They come in lots of fun colors and I would recommend them to anyone who, um, has legs! They are really that good!
Margaret Downey (verified owner) –
I just made my first order and am really enjoying the product. They provide comfortable support without being so constrictive. The fabric is soft and I love the colors that are available in the athletic socks. They feel so good I ordered a pair for my son who is a nurse. He had great things to say as well.
Mel U –
I tend to experience a lot of muscle tightness and soreness in my calves — including cramping in some of my longer mileage. But I also have difficulty with most compression wear being WAY too tight on my calves… until I found LEGEND Performance Socks. These socks stay up without feeling tight, and my legs stay fresh for my trail runs. I positively feel the benefits from my LEGEND socks and will continue to recommend to others!
Katie B –
i am a nurse and marathon runner and i love my LEGEND compression socks for athletics and work alike. They give my legs the perfect amount of compression and support to make it through my long shifts and long workouts. The socks look great on and i love the colors! I’m recommending these socks to both my runner and nurse friends!
Playing hockey at the new 30 (59) I look for every advantage I can get to keep up with the youngsters. I recently learned about the Legend Compression Performance socks at Modern Day Marine and have since put them to the test on the rink. My legs feel better which translates into greater performance. Post play recovery seems accelerated as well which is a huge benefit when playing multiple times a week. Great addition to my hockey gear. Highly recommend.
David Krill (verified owner) –
I bought several Legend Compression Performance stockings for my 85 year old mother. She underwent her third surgery for varicose veins and venous insufficiency this past January and has had continued problems with swelling, heaviness, and pain which made it very difficult for her to walk. Her doctor wanted her to wear compression stockings with a compression factor of 20-30 lbs. at all times to help with the swelling and pain. Unfortunately, all of the different stockings that we tried for her from other companies were either too difficult to put on (she has significant arthritis in her hands), too binding, too tight, or were just plain too uncomfortable to wear. So, she refused to wear them and was not following the Doctors orders. When I had her try on a pair of my Legend performance compression stockings she was able to put them on without assistance, and she found them to be extremely comfortable. Having a compression factor of 15-20 lbs. (not quite what the doctor wanted) they alleviate most of her symptoms. She wears them all day, and she is back to walking regularly. They have made a significant difference in her quality of life.
Scott J Hyland (verified owner) –
Have been wearing Legend Compression Performance and Recovery socks for over a year now. Truly do everything they say they will! Strong, true to form fit, snuggly but not too tight. No issues with them slipping down when wet or muddy either during Obstacle Races.
Comfortable and assist in efficient performance and advanced recovery after all long runs in my marathon training. Durable, practical and an essential in my running program.
Casey (verified owner) –
Sooooo very comfortable and I almost immediately feel a sence of relief just putting them on. Tight but not like its cutting you in two, just tge right amount.
David P Hershey (verified owner) –
Very comfortable, well designed and good for the money. I enjoy these socks.
Jessie Modrall –
I already own a pair of the calf sleeves, which I LOVE since I can wear them in any type of weather and pair with ANY sock I choose. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t like the foot portion of the sock, or that it would create blisters.
I am happy to say, none of those things are true. The foot portions itself is great, as is the compression, which I knew it would be.
I had shied away from compression in the past because it was TOO TIGHT for my larger calves. This is tight enough to do the job, but not so tight I need a team to help me get it on.
I raced a PR in these a few weeks ago, as a test run for my upcoming half marathon, and am excited to rock these on RACE DAY!
I have very sensitive skin that will react when something doesn’t fit correctly. LEGEND’s compression socks are super comfortable with the right amount of compression. You can really feel the “right, not tight” difference before, during, and after a run.
I won’t run without these socks!
Laurie Grandmont (verified owner) –
These compression socks were extremely comfortable,very supportive, and made my recent half-marathon experience so much easier! I had no traces of plantar fasciitis pain or muscular cramping! Legend compression socks are now my only socks I wear for training, road races, and even at work (since I’m on my feet all day!)
Thank you for making amazing performance socks and I look forward to wearing more colors in the future!
Lisa Luth –
I have used several brands of compression socks to assist in my recovery from weight lifting and running in addition to airline travel, and I an highly impressed with the quality of Legend compression gear! The sizing is accurate and the socks are very comfortable to wear. Not to mention the awesome bright colors that add a bit of fun!
Howard Penney (verified owner) –
Having survived a DVT/PE a few years back, compression socks have become a way of life. Having tried numerous other compression socks, none compare to Legend. I have become such a big fan Legend Compression, I wear the entire suite of products both the everyday & sports compression. As a financial analyst, air travel is just a way of life. I love the way my legs feel getting of the plane after a long flight! Needless to say I don’t leave home without them!
On weekends, when working out (Yoga/Cardio @Equinox) is all about adding balance & more color in my life. If you take the time to seek the moments where your day feels brighter and more colorful you will find where happiness lives for you. Whatever it is for you, pledge to yourself to find out what those simple pleasures are that make you happier and brighter and include them in your life every single day. Then let the the bright colors of the Legend Performance brighten up your life and make you feel better too!
Jennifer Coleman –
These are by far my favourite Compression Socks that I own! They are soft, comfortable to run in and easy to get on/off. I have had problems in the past with hot spots/blisters with other compression brands but the moisture wicking properties of this sock have kept my feet happy and blister free! Looking forward to ordering a few more colours to add to my Legend collection! Proud to be a 2017 Legend Compression Wear Ambassador!
Kenneth Woods –
I’ve worn other brands but these are by far, the best I’ve ever purchased! I had been running the last few months with lower leg pain, but that quickly went away once I started wearing Legend compression socks.
Matt Maynard (verified owner) –
So have your ever seen runners running with those long socks?!?! Well those long socks will change the way you run! I was always against compression socks, mainly because I didn’t know the benefits. So awhile back I decided to join those other runners and purchased other brands, and found they may have provided compression, but I felt like my circulation was cut off. My toes were tingling.
So in come Legend Compression Wear, and let me just say the motto #rightnottight is absolutely right! I have wore these compression socks on my long runs and found out my legs aren’t as fatigued. Well that means I can run longer and recover quicker.
I love the color options that Legend provides and wouldn’t mind see them add some more in the near future.
So if you want to run longer and recover quicker these are your Compression Socks. #BeaLegend
I live in compression socks- I am always on the go at clinicals, working twelve hour shifts in the hospital, completing long training runs, and racing marathons. I love the fabric of Legend Compression being softer and thinner while still speeding recovery! These socks are my new favorite and I have been recommending LEGEND compression to all of my friends!!
Ben Gerkin –
I have always been a fan of compression gear for post race recovery. Legend compression socks were my first time wearing them during my run/race. The sizing was great and were not too tight as to restrict movement in your calf while you run. After finishing a few longer runs in these socks I had no issues with blistering/chafing and my legs felt great afterward. I would definitely recommend these socks for runners, walkers, hikers. I might even use them at work as I stand for close to 12 hours a day! Great compression gear!
Stefanie (verified owner) –
So happy with my Legend compression socks!! I had some pain in my Achilles, but now with proper support the pain is gone! I was able to PR my 5k this week only two days after my longest run ever! Both runs were pain-free with my Legend compression socks! These have been a lifesaver while training for my upcoming half-marathon!
Jonathan McWalter (verified owner) –
The socks felt great. Wonderful soft fabric while running; no chafing feeling at all anywhere. And it didn’t even feel like I was wearing compression socks. They slid on similar to a hiking sock but as my run went on, I could feel them holding my calves and working their magic. I wear a size 10.5 shoe and bought the large size socks; fit fine by me. These are worth the purchase, you won’t be disappointed.
These socks are great! They offer just the right amount of compression to keep my legs and feet feeling fresh without being too tight and strangling my legs directly under the knee like some other brands do. I especially like wearing them when I run back-to-back races (5k/half marathon). My legs seem to feel great and recover better. I have the lavender socks and have washed them repeatedly with no loss of stretch or fading.
These socks are awesome! They provide compression without being too tight, and I love the bright aqua color. I’ve worn them in two 10K races and was pleasantly surprised that my legs didn’t hurt during or after. My legs tend to be sore starting a few hours after a race and for a day or two after that, but both times after wearing the socks my legs felt fine – no soreness at all. I can’t wait to try some of the other LEGEND products!
I love, love, LOVE my recovery socks! I use compression (performance) sock during my runs and races, but these are a different type of compression. After hard workouts or races, I slip these on with sandals and immediately feel better. They aren’t as strong of compression as my running ones so I can lounge in these all day or even sleep in them. I also have plantar fascitis and when I feel the stings of it coming back, I slip these on and ice right over them. It’s the perfect combo! I highly recommend these for an addition to your regular training and running regimen!
Kristen Van Horn (verified owner) –
I absolutely LOVE my Legend Compression socks! As a runner, I have dealt with plantar fasciitis on and off for about a year now. These socks definitely help me run pain free. I have also tried 2 different brands and these are the only ones that give me pressure without feeling too tight. I have run 2 half marathons since starting to wear Legend and they have been the game changer in my recovery! I refuse to run without them!
Shawn Sierra –
I wore my performance socks for my 12- hour shift and was extremely surprised that my legs felt fresh after work. I was a little skeptical so I washed them & wore them for my next 12-hour shift, 3 days later, and once again my legs felt really strong after work. Very happy with these and will continue to wear these for my long days!! Thanks Legend Compression Wear!!
Tammy Elders –
I purchased a pair of the performance socks at a race in Greensboro on Sunday. We went hiking later that day and I put the socks on before going to bed. My legs felt great this morning. I love the extra room in the toe area, my feet didn’t feel cramped. I have procompression socks and sleeves, but I really like the Legend ones better
Karen Seal –
I’m a huge proponent of compression wear and love my Legend Compression Socks! The fit is great, the colors are awesome, and the compression is just right. These will be perfect for recovery after upcoming half and full marathons!
Dee Lockamy –
Where to begin …. I met John Thomas (founder of Legend) at the running expo for the Rock n Roll Marathon in Raleigh this weekend. He took the time to explain the benefits of these socks to us (not only as runner’s but in every day application). On my previous long run, I was extremely sore in may calves and shins. I was a little scared about trying the socks the next day for the half marathon (because I didn’t want to “try anything new”), but boy am I glad I did. It was such a difference. My feet were not even close to being sore (as they usually are) and my calves and shins felt no pain or soreness. I only wish I would have bought more than one pair.
Stephanie Hamm –
Let me tell you, these are sweet, sweet, sweet socks. I’ve used several other brands and had good results but what I find is the difference maker with these is just how unbelievably comfortable they are. The material alone is amazing and I haven’t had any issues wearing them while running. They wash well and don’t deform in any way. My legs are very happy.
Nancy Sharff –
I received my first pair of these pink socks during the LPGA seminars at the PGA show in Orlando. The next week, I had 5 day golf school to teach which means on my feet all day. Usually by Wed. or Thursday of the week, I’m feeling it. well, I wore the socks every day since it was cold also, and I was amazed how I felt at the end of the day- not fatigued at all. Even got brave as the weather warmed and wore them as knee socks with shorts today. The folks loved them also. Thanks Legend compression!
Thomas Ivy –
Got the opportunity to try my new LEGEND compression socks during a half-marathon last month. My calves are always the first muscle to go when it comes to noticeable fatigue during long runs; however, I didn’t notice it at all while wearing these socks during the race! Highly recommended if you are looking for a way to keep your legs and body healthy during exercise, especially running! Needless to say, I’ll be buying a few more pairs.
J. Fender –
I ride or race bicycles five days a week and it is hard to find a sport sock that has the longevity and comfort I need. I received multiple pairs of the Legend Sport Sock around two months ago and they have been able to stand up to the multiple washes and days of use with know wear to them. Also a lot of the typical cycling socks are very thin so they will be cool. Legend socks are the right thickness for comfort but are extremely cool at the same time. I would recommend these socks to anyone who is looking for something that will handle there wear and tear of a serious cyclist and give you the comfort you need.
Kelly Meyer –
During marathon training, recovery is very important and can make a big difference in how I feel after hard workouts. Teaming up with LEGEND Compression Wear has helped keep my legs healthy and feeling fresh for my long runs. Lounging around in their recovery socks post-run help me recover faster and be prepared for my next workout.
Chuck Taylor –
I have worn the Legend compression socks for training and racing
since the end of Sept. They have felt well. I think the best benefit I
saw was doing a back to back Half Marathons and wearing them both days then not having any discomfort on Monday or late Sunday.
Alex (verified owner) –
My LEGEND Performance Compression Socks shipped on time and feel great!
John Thomas (verified owner) –
I just finished HIKING the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park for the last 5 days. I wore my LEGEND Compression Performance Socks everyday and all day through some strenuous trails. My legs and feet felt great all day long and especially after a long day of hiking. I love these socks with the graduated compression and cushion sole. My legs did not get sore and my feet recovered nicely and were refreshed and ready for the next day of hiking. I recommend these socks!
TJ Johnson (verified owner) –
I’m 54 and training to run a half marathon. My compression socks are helping me run pain free and recover faster.
Carolyn Johnson (verified owner) –
After spending my college years running, I understand the strain that it puts on your legs & how important it is to take care of them early on! These LEGEND Compression Socks feel great & I’m confident they are going to help me run for longer & recover faster!
Alex Johnson (verified owner) –
I wore my LEGEND Performance Compression Socks for the first time today and they were fantastic. The sock design both looks awesome & feels awesome. As an avid runner I am excited to take care of my legs and feel the benefits in my upcoming training & races 🙂