Compression socks allow more blood and oxygen tobe transported to muscles by squeezing the blood vessels, enabling oxygen andenergy substances to enter muscles faster and boosting metabolic waste andcarbon dioxide to be discharged from the muscles.
Basically, they are not very useful to improvepace and have a limited role in improving sports performance. Their usefulnessmainly comes from psychological effects. Instead, they are more effective ineliminating muscle pain and promoting recovery from fatigue. Therefore, runnerscan wear a pair of compression socks when running a marathon and then change toa pair of clean ones after the running to speed up the elimination of fatigue.