calf girdle

Since we moved to Portland, I have been all about knee-high socks. In fact, this winter I think I wore knee-high socks on a daily basis. They are so toasty and comfy! Back in high school (in Portland, too, so maybe there’s a connection?) I had a favorite pair of Nike tube socks. I actually had those until a couple years ago, when the foot sections finally disintegrated.

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Nowadays I am a big fan of compression socks. I got some nice ones at Nordstrom’s, and they keep my hefty calves intact. Taking things a step further, I recently bought some running compression socks by Oxysox (I bought mine from Revel Sports–super quick service and free shipping!). I got black, hoping for a slimming effect, but I know that is impossible with my ample calves. Yes, they look ridiculous and make my already short legs look even shorter and stubbier, but they feel great! They keep the muscles warm and supposedly improve circulation, and my calves did feel pretty good after a run in them. Now if only they made whole body suits out of this stuff …

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12 Responses to calf girdle

  1. Anjali says:

    Daikon ashi! Daikon ashi!

  2. Heather says:

    Compression socks? Hmmm, a new phenom to check out!

  3. hannah says:

    do they sell socks with calf implants?

  4. Lisa says:

    I’m glad you mentioned the compression socks because I just remembered that I want a pair too. After reading an interview with British marathon runner Paula Radcliffe in Vogue, I picked up her autobiography and learned that she uses them in competitions. I’m hardly an elite runner but, if they help ease soreness after a run, then why not?

  5. Stef says:

    I’d never heard of compression socks before this. Do they stay up any better than regular (store-bought) knee socks? And if I wanted to try a pair for running, would I be kidding myself trying to force a 16″ calf into them? ^__^
    I think the pair in the picture looks really cute.

  6. Stef says:

    I’d never heard of compression socks before this. Do they stay up any better than regular (store-bought) knee socks? And if I wanted to try a pair for running, would I be kidding myself trying to force a 16″ calf into them? ^__^
    I think the pair in the picture looks really cute.

  7. sil says:

    I think full body compression stuff is called zentai and it’s a fetish of some sort. I’ll leave the googling to you. :)

  8. Jennifer says:

    Your legs look great. But maybe you want to try a picture with my Inverted Sock Pose method. It does photographic wonders for the self-leg-portait. The inverted shot makes gravity work with the ankles and calves making them slim and slender!
    OK – now I’m off to check out some compression socks.

  9. Asaknitter says:

    They look super comfy!

  10. Do them come in stripes and polka-dots?
    BTW, your calves are perfect!

  11. meaty calves says:

    hello hefty ample calves!

  12. Perry says:

    Thanks for buying the socks and the nice comment!

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