The bottom line: throw away your cheap generic brand socks (ESPECIALLY if they’re cotton- but don’t even get me started on cotton!) and give these a try. I found them comfortable, true-to-size, and truly built for runners.
I’ve since worn them quite a few times on varied types of runs, and really have come to like them a lot. I guess the tight feeling of compression just took some getting used to for me!
The bottom line: I would very strongly recommend these tights. They are of great quality and the benefits of compression to runners cannot be ignored. As I mentioned above, they did take me some getting used to, as compression is very TIGHT! Having said that, compression probably isn’t for everyone, but I always tell runners to do what feels right for them to keep them happy, healthy, and injury-free.