I recently had a chance to try some McDavid True Compression Leg Sleeves. I’ve worn compression socks and sleeves before and found that they helped me to run faster in workouts and in races. Compression sleeves can also help you recover faster after tough workouts.
McDavid is best known for designing and developing the first widely used lateral protective knee brace for football players in 1969. Since then, they have developed more than 400 products for athletes. Over 90% of professional basketball teams and 50% of professional football teams wear McDavid every time they practice or play the game.
McDavid True Compression Leg Sleeves come in 3 sizes, small (for people with calves from 14-15”), medium (15-17”), and large (17-18”). McDavid says that the leg sleeves run small and that you should select the next larger size. I actually found them to be sized about right.
My “toothpick” calves measure 14.5 inches and I found the small size to be the best fit for me. You can see a photo of what happened when a pitbull tried to floss his teeth with my shin bone here.
I found the compression provided by the McDavid True Compression Leg Sleeves to be less than that of the same size of CEP compression sleeves. They were snug, but not uncomfortable. The CEP sleeves are so tight that they can be a struggle to get on or off. The McDavid sleeves are made of a smooth Hydravent nylon/spandex material that wicks moisture away from the skin to keep you cool and dry.
I have one pair of medium size McDavid True Compression Leg Sleeves to give away to a reader. Take a tape measure and measure the circumference of your calves. If your calves measure 15-17 inches (38-43 cm), the medium size McDavid True Compression Leg Sleeves should fit you.
To enter the contest to win the McDavid compression leg sleeves, you can do the following:
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Update: The winner of the McDavid Compression Leg Sleeves is Lori Tedesco (40-and-counting) of Upper St Clair, PA. Congratulations, Lori!
Disclaimer: I received McDavid compression leg sleeves for evaluation.