Skins kindly provided me with the calf tights, to provide an honest review. They have had no input in the review.

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Who are SKINS

Skins is a compression focused sports clothing company. They believe their compression gear helps boost training, performance, and speed recovery. Here is some of their research, showing the benefits of compression clothing.

I originally found them on Instagram. I noticed how different their gear looks. It looks stylish, and bold. I then checked out their Facebook and Twitter accounts, which all looked great. I also like how they have different accounts for different countries. So I have followed all the Skins GB social media accounts.

About the Calf Tights

As I am a barefoot / minimalist runner, I can put a bit of stress and fatigue onto my calves while running. So I like to wear compression tights for my calves. As I am a big fan of the SKINS product range, it was a no brainer to wear calf tights from SKINS.

As SKINS state the calf tights are designed to support the whole lower leg and help prevent injury. This is exactly what I need in a calf tight.

I wear calf tights over calf socks because of the range of footwear I use. One day I could be in Vibram Fivefingers, the next I could be in running sandals.

You can check out further details of the calf tights here

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Size Guide

The size guide is straight forward. You measure your calf at its biggest point, and see what size they recommend. I am a smidgen over 6 foot, and 13st2… yet quite embarrassingly I needed the extra small size haha.

Style

I went for the Black/Yellow ones. As these went with the Superpose Half Tights I have reviewed previously. They have a clean sharp look which I like, and are unmistakably noticeable as being a SKINS product. As with my other reviews, all I can say is hats off to the design team.

Fit

Again slightly embarrassingly the extra small fit me perfectly. You have to roll them up a bit and pull them on like you would a wet-suit I guess. They just feel well made and seem like they are made from good quality materials.

I have a quite a small calf, and it is high up on my leg. There is a big gap between my calf and my ankle. With this in mind, I was very happy that it hugged my leg all the way down. I have another brand of calf tight, and it was a little looser at the bottom than it should have been. No issues here though.

Test

I wear these calf tights on every run I do, training and races. So on average 3 times a week, since I got them in April. So they have been well used and washed on multiple occasions. I can find no noticeable signs of wear, or slackening of the compression. Very impressed.

Conclusion

Lets be honest, I do not know how much these have helped my running or injury record. However I feel more comfortable and relaxed knowing I have them on, so even if they just help me as a placebo then they are worth the money to me.

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