SLS3 Foot Sleeves (Product Review + Giveaway)

31 May

SLS3 offered me a free pair of their Plantar Ankle Sleeves in exchange for a blog review.  I volunteered for this opportunity, and all opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links in this post.

I have recently been struggling with hip pain and looseness in my Achilles of my right foot after long runs or races.  I have seen a chiropractor where I learned my hips were misaligned (by 8 millimeters!) and I’ve been wearing a heel lift in my right shoe. My hip pain has almost completely gone away (the more I stretch consistently the better it feels) and my Achilles is feeling much better as well. However sometimes it still feels a little bit loose after long runs, so when I had the opportunity to try out the new SLS3 Compression Plantar Sleeves I was really excited!

Foot Sleeves 1

The foot sleeves are designed to “provide targeted compression to relieve pain and discomfort” related to various ailments on the foot and ankle including plantar fasciitis and the achilles tendon.

Foot Sleeves 2

Based on the sizing chart, I ordered a size medium. My running shoe size is a 7.5 but I know that compression fabrics tend to feel too tight on me unless I order a size up, so that’s just what I did and they fit perfectly.

I have a few pairs of compression socks and compression leg sleeves that I will wear after a long run or race to aid in recovery. I have worn compression socks during activity but I find they tend to make my muscles feel tired or stiff, so I prefer to use them post-activity. So when testing out the foot sleeves I wore one after a 12 mile run on my right foot for the rest of the day. (I wore socks over it no issues but took off my sock for the photo below.) I also wore it out of the house to run errands in sandals after I got home from the Harpers Ferry Half Marathon.

Foot Sleeves 3

The sleeves are very light weight and stretchy just enough. I found them to be very comfortable and like that they aren’t super thick so that I can wear them during the summer and put on socks over them in the winter. They fit snuggly but not so tight they are uncomfortable. I ran them through the washing machine in a lingerie bag and then hung them to dry and they were good as new.

After both instances of wearing the foot sleeves I noticed that my Achilles felt supported while I was wearing them and after I took them off I didn’t experience the “slipping” feeling I have in the past. So for me, they are a winner and I will definitely be adding them to my post-run recovery arsenal!

*Note I am obviously not a doctor, so if you buy these you’ll have to do what feels right for you and your body.

If you are interested in receiving a pair of these foot sleeves for FREE, just use the rafflecopter below! The giveaway will run until Monday June 6th at midnight!

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If you don’t win the giveaway and are interested in purchasing a pair (yes, two come in a pack πŸ™‚ ) you can get them on amazon.

 

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3 Responses to “SLS3 Foot Sleeves (Product Review + Giveaway)”

  1. dgobs May 31, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    Thanks for the review! These sound awesome. I’ve been having a recurrence of plantar fasciitis for the past few weeks, and have been starting to look for products that might help. I didn’t know about these, but will definitely check them out! πŸ™‚

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