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IB14: SwiftWick Squeezes In New Recovery + Compression Socks, Plus Bright New Colors

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Swiftwick Recovery + compression socks fda sustain 12 new colors (3)

It’s easy to think there’s not much going on in the world of sock technology, but the folks at Swiftwick continue to keep us on our toes. Whether you’re trying to recover after a big race or wanting to keep your legs fresh during a long flight, compression socks can be a welcome friend for many cyclists. Even though the Swiftwick range already offers compression in most of their cycling socks, the new Recovery + is their first FDA certified Medical Class II compression sock. It’s also the first medical compression sock to be made from post-industrial recycle material in standard Swiftwick fashion.

Squeeze out the details on compression plus new colors for the Swiftwick range next…

Swiftwick Recovery + compression socks fda sustain 12 new colors (2)

Swiftwick Recovery + compression socks fda sustain 12 new colors (1)

What sets the Recover + apart from other Swiftwick socks is a graduated compression that decreases as you move up the sock. That means that in addition to being more comfortable for longer periods of time, the sock is proven to help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), edema, and swelling. Super thin, the socks are woven to fit like a second skin and use a reinforced heel pocket to keep them durable. As is standard with Swiftwick the socks are dye free and include an embedded natural anti-microbial agent.

Designed exclusively for recovery or travel, the Recovery + joins the Sustain 12 which also offers graduated compression – though it can be used during exercise as well. Recovery + retail for $69.99 a pair and the Sustain 12s come in at $39.99.

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Across the Aspire range you’ll find 5 new bright colors which is a fairly big deal considering the early mention about Swiftwick refusing to use dyes for their products. Their reasoning is that the dyeing process is not environmentally friendly and usually requires about 18 gallons of water for every pound of raw material. Instead Swiftwick actually melts colored fibers into the thread itself which results in an incredibly colorfast sock that is easy on the environment. Aspire Zeros, 4, and 12s are now available in blue, purple, red, green, and pink so you can color coordinate. Of course black and white are still options as well.

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ObligatedToSay
ObligatedToSay
8 years ago

Awesome! As someone on blood thinners, I’ve been very curious about the compression sock vs medical grade compression sock. I believe you can only get medical grade compression socks by recommendation from your doctor (in Canada, anyways).

Chachar
Chachar
8 years ago

Swiftwick: If you are listening, please send me a sign by releasing a simple 5″ sock. Your socks are the best, but 4″ is too short and 7″ is too long. You have teased me with 5″ socks in the past, but they are plastered with goofy graphics (decidedly un-pro).

William
William
8 years ago

If you are on blood thinners the odds of developing a DVT are crazy low!

But throw on some socks for fashion and prevention 😉

ObligatedToSay
ObligatedToSay
8 years ago

Taking medication doesn’t mean your INR is high enough (~3). And it’s not just a DVT that’s an issue – heart attack, aneurysm… Earlier this year, I was pulled from the water because I bled into my lungs – the [open] water was the roughest I’ve experienced to date. My INR was just above 2…

I’m interested in the socks for travel. Much as I should, I dislike having to stop & walk every hour and there’s not much I can do when flying.

Ljubljana
Ljubljana
8 years ago

Chachar, They make a 5 inch already. They rule. Look on the World Wide Web
http://www.swiftwick.com/five-socks-22-ctg.htm

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