The Womens Graduated Premium Performance Recovery Exercising Black Socks accelerates blood circulation, aiding muscle recovery and reducing toxins. Graduated compression technology - by a decreasing degree of pressure the sock improves circulation to move old blood out and new oxygenated blood into the region. This reduces muscle fatigue, minimizes swelling and speeds recovery. The arch and ankle bracing give additional support whilst the padded heel, ball and toe zones, ultra flat toe seam and fitted heel all provide extra comfort. Originally developed a unique double layer cotton/nylon running sock as a medical aid for sufferers from poor circulation and foot associated problems, especially among diabetics. As the benefits and reputation of the compression products, athletes became interested in the socks as a means of preventing blistering, and controlling perspiration, during their training and competitive running programs over the past 7 years, 10 point compression socks has developed a range of different socks for different markets, road cycling and running, track, trail cycling and running and triathlon. Compression base layers enhance performance in training, competing and recovery, and are designed to reduce the quick build up of lactic acid in the muscles, whilst keeping you comfortable and dry during exercise by wicking moisture away from your skin. Body molded compression garments also improve recovery after periods of sustained exercise and help to regulate your body temperature. Compression base layers also help prevent muscle oscillation which leads to muscle fatigue and help to minimize muscle soreness. Powerful zoned high compression panel wraps around the ankle to create a peak pressure zone to ensure better circulation. Lightweight zoned panel surrounds the shin and calf to create a gradient but consistent pressure at the calf while high denier yarns in back ensure maximum muscle stabilization.