If you’re a sports novice like me, you’ve wondered, “Why is Carmelo Anthony wearing those really dorky leg and arm warmers? Is it a fashion statement?” Then you will be told by someone with the basic sports knowledge of a first grader that those “leg and arm warmers” are actually compression socks, designed to increase circulation and assist vein flow. Athletes wear them to soothe heavy and aching legs, caused by being on their feet all day long.
SlimWalk, a Japanese hosiery line is like the Hanes of compression stockings. They take compression technology and infuse them into pantyhose, so in 7-11s across Asia, office ladies can buy compression leggings, fancy thigh highs, fishnets, and stockings. Their purpose is to make legs look slimmer, minimize leg swelling, and reduce varicose veins when you’re commuting or walking around all day in heels. I kind of think that Sara Blakely of Spanx should consider adding this to her product line.
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