Compression clothing promotes blood circulation and supports muscle regeneration. In addition, the compression effect helps for faster removal of waste products from the muscles. Acidification is delayed during activity, while compression clothing promotes muscle regeneration when at rest. The most famous compression clothing is probably the compression socks or compression stocking and compression tubes. Depending on the manufacturer, the naming convention is not always universal.

At Stox Energy we split these types up into:

  • Compression stockings: Stockings with compression| with foot | also covers the calf;
  • Compressor hoses: calf pads with compression effect | without foot | covers (part of) the calf;
  • Compression stockings: socks with compression effect | with foot | does not cover the calf.


Compression stockings, like other compression stockings, have a preventive and regenerative function. You can therefore wear them before, during, or after your sporting activity. Compression stockings are very tight around your feet and calves. The compression effect minimizes the strain on the muscles, as there is less vibration and shaking loads. If your calves “work” less, this also has a positive effect on the Achilles tendons and the shins. Both are attached to the calf muscles and experience less tension when your calf muscles work more calmly. Compression stockings are therefore ideally suited for people who are prone to injuries to the Achilles tendon or shin splints/splints.

In addition to the positive effect of the reduced vibration and shaking stress, compression stockings also provide shock absorption and thus less muscle damage under stress.

Many athletes also choose to wear the stockings after training or competitions to ensure faster muscle recovery. Compression stockings ensure the removal of waste products, as the compression effect is reduced towards the heart. It works like when you are being looked after by a masseur. A masseur also massages towards the heart in order to massage waste materials in addition to blood circulation. The same effect works when draining moisture. If muscles are damaged after training, moisture accumulates in the muscles and the compression stocking removes this moisture through the counter-pressure exerted by the stockings.


Compressor hoses have different names; Calf sleeves, calf guards, and calf pads are examples of this. We call them compression tubes.

Compressor hoses have the same effect on the calves as compression stockings. In the case of compression tubing, however, it only affects the calf piece. The effect on the Achilles tendon remains. The vibration and shaking strain on the heavy calf muscles is reduced even further when tubes are worn. In terms of injury prevention, hoses actually have the same effects as compression stockings. They are less suitable for recreation as there is no one foot on them.


Support socks do not have calf pads and therefore do not have positive effects on the prevention of shin and Achilles tendon complaints, as they simply do not apply the reduced impact, shaking and vibration loads on the calf muscles. The compression effect on the socks extends to the ankle (depending on the sock height). These socks support the arch of the foot, prevent heel problems and reduce the accumulation of moisture in the feet. People with heel spurs or tendon plate complaints benefit from wearing compression stockings. By supporting the arch of the foot, they support the natural arch of the foot.

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