I purchased some compression socks the day before Irish-John said he had tried his and did not like them. I had trouble getting them on until I read you put them on like ladies nylon. Not worn nylons before so I had to do some research (-: I found them too tight around my knee so had to turn them down and then they were ok.
I found no difference wearing them like Irish-John so will not bother wearing them again. When I went indoors and had a cup of tea or two I got chatting so did not take them off for about ½ hour. It was then I saw the difference to my legs. I have big veins that stick out around the calf area, always have and never hurt. When I took my compression socks off I had no veins sticking out so they are good for that reason. I think in future I will, run with my 10 pairs for 2 bob socks from sport direct and then put compression socks on when I have finished.
When I purchased my shoes from a specialist running shop after having gait tested he asked if I had any running socks. I only had normal socks you go out in so he sold me a pair of Hilly running socks. I thought excellent as since they are running socks I will run faster just like young lads with their go faster cars with big noisy exhaust, strips & fat wheels.
Trouble is I nearly never went running at all as I almost collapsed on the floor from shock as they cost me £11!!!!!!! For just 1 pair!!!! They never made me run faster & besides they were too thick & hot so now just stuck in the drawer.
Bit late in replying as only just read post your reply post FlickM3 to HeleneCorsa . I just cannot imagine you will be to resist buying some more shoes for running even though the ones you got will last years (-:(-: , wait till the new colour come out in spring!!!!