2XU – Two Times You

2XU is one of, if not the most popular, running and performance compression sock on the market.  They use the best quality yarns to knit a sock that is extremely comfortable and durable.

My first 2XU wear test – style: MA2442e Performance Run Socks for Men

2xu-for-blogFriday 8am: Today I’m going to sit behind a desk for 8 hours.  I take the socks out of the box, which is pretty cool by the way, and put them on.  There’s a right and left foot, and I get it right!  Very soft, great elasticity, and a perfect length.  If the foot feels this comfortable at the end of the day, I’m going to love these socks.

Friday 7:30pm:  Have barely thought about my socks all day, a sign of real comfort.  The top band is exactly where I placed it getting dressed in the morning.  Legs feel great, feet are dry.  No wrinkling over the instep, a problem I have with a lot of compression stockings.

Saturday: Laundry day

Sunday 8:30am:  It’s supposed to be partly sunny today, with highs in the 60’s, and rather humid. Have a full day of activities planned with our Security Chief, Oslo.  Time to give the 2XU’s another try.  We go to the Dupont Farmer’s Market, S Street dog park, and paint store before lunch.  After a burrito and kibble, it’s time for a hike in Rock Creek Park.

Oslo the schnauzer in Rock Creek ParkSunday 6pm:  2XU will be added to the socks I wear on a regular basis.  I don’t run, but do lead a very active life, and compression socks make my legs feel better.

Follow-up:  I wore another pair of 2XU yesterday.  If I could, I’d be barefoot all day.  The foot portion on these socks is so comfortable, I don’t notice it…as close to barefoot as I can get at the office.  The compression is on the high side.  2XU are rated at 18-30mmHg, and this definitely feels like a 20-30mmHg compression stocking.  Great elasticity in the length.  These socks would comfortably fit someone with a leg a couple of inches shorter or longer than mine.