A couple weeks ago we reached out to our followers on twitter as we wanted some honest reviews of our calf guards. One of the reviewers we selected was Les Jackson or 'GRU' who spends a lot of his time running to raise money for Charites.
Below is a snippet of the review by Les, however if you want to read the whole thing or have a look at his blog click HERE
I spent all January doing the R.E.D. January challenge, which was basically running every day in January to fund raise for Mind the mental health charity. I did this as my leisure time is dedicated and committed to fund raising as many of you will know already.
This particular challenge was new to me as I would never normally recommend anyone runs everyday, certainly not mainly 5k's which is what I did with recovery 1 mile runs on other days when I was resting as such.
The calf sleeves I wore on the last week of the challenge, and at that point I was pretty much in dire need of them as my lower legs were by now aching on and off during the day and I was getting a little worried that shin splints or the like may be approaching.
For this reason the calf sleeves were a God send as putting them on pre run was like fitting a perfectly fitted glove combined with a security blanket as they went on easily and felt really comfy, and also gave me a feeling of warmth comfort and security that gave me confidence that they would help me out on my run.
I was suitably impressed with the quality as well, as soon as I unpacked them I pretty much knew they were going to feel good once on. They fitted me perfectly from my ankles up to my knees and I am a tall 6 ft 2 runner so that is often a challenge. The compression felt just right, not too much and not too little, and they felt as comfortable as my Skins compression socks which I would normally wear when my muscles were a little weary.
On a whole I am very impressed and happy with the Velochampion compression calf sleeve/guards and whether they are on offer at £9.75 or at their normal price of £19.99 I wouldn't hesitate to buy some more and I am certainly going to recommend them to running friends inc triathletes and maybe even cyclists if I can get past the secret code of what you can and cannot wear whilst out on your bike etc :)
Looks: 5 out of 5 - I like them.
Fit : 5 out of 5 - Fit me perfectly.
Quality: 5 out of 5 - Can't fault them.
Price: 5 out of 5 - At the offer price a bargain, and at full price good value.
Overall: full score, and not just because I got them to trial for free, as I said I will likely buy some spare pairs of these while they are on offer especially. I am an honest truthful person as everyone who knows me will agree. If I don't like something I will tell you :)