Lily Trotters – Cute Compression!

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Lily Trotters socks free to try. All opinions expressed below are my own.

I was recently approached by Susan, founder of Lily Trotters compression wear, to see if I was interested in testing out a pair of compression socks. I’ve been LOVING compression socks and sleeves ever since my jump rope-induced shin splints during Legally Blonde. To be perfectly honest, my shins haven’t felt 100% since then, so I jumped at the chance to try something new that might help me out.

About Lily Trotters (From the Website):

  • Proprietary easy-to-get-on 100% micro nylon weave
  • 15-20 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) – just the right squeeze!
  • USA tested & approved high performance gradient compression
  • Cushioned heels & reinforced toes
  • Moisture wicking, antimicrobial – yay, no stinky feet!
  • Built to last a few years, not a few months like traditional knee socks
  • Made in the U.S.A.

My Experience with Lily Trotters:

A few weeks ago I tried wearing ProCompression socks during my runs, but found that the compression was too much, and caused my feet to cramp up horribly. And my Zensah sleeves, while ultra supportive, don’t fit quite right, so I don’t like wearing them during runs either. I was hopeful that the Lily Trotters socks would be a solution, and they didn’t disappoint.

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My first impression was that they were very soft; they felt much nicer than other compression socks/sleeves I’ve tried. They were also a lot easier to put on. My first run in them was a 5k before work. I was nervous about blisters, because, as I’ve written before, I have VERY blister prone feet. I was also nervous about foot cramps. Thankfully, I didn’t have any issues whatsoever. My shins felt comfortable and supported, the cuffs weren’t so tight that they cut into me (like my PC socks and Zensah sleeves), but they still stayed put, and I didn’t get any blisters. Hallelujah!  I also wore them for the Run for Martha 5k this past weekend, and once again, my feet, ankles, and calves were very happy.

Lily Trotters in action!

Lily Trotters in action!

In addition to being functional, these socks are ADORABLE. I’m still on the fence about the ruffles–they’re a bit too cutesy for me, but I love the polka dots, and it looks like the rest of the Lily Trotters line will be just as fashionable. The company will be launching a Kickstarter campaign very soon (with a video starring the one and only Salt!), so you should head over to their website to sign up for the mailing list so you can get in on some early bird deals!

What’s your favorite compression gear?

Ruffles: Yay or Nay?

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17 thoughts on “Lily Trotters – Cute Compression!

  1. txa1265 says:

    I think they look great … though the super-high heels on the web site seem a bit much 🙂 I need to get some new compression socks, these aren’t my sort of thing but I like the cool styles out there!

    • DarlinRae says:

      Yeah, these are definitely not marketed towards men, haha. And I agree, I would never wear heels with knee socks. Way too Britney Spears naughty schoolgirl for me…

  2. Darlene says:

    I like LlIly Trotters too. I have a lot of propcompression socks because they have monthly sales but they are tighter.

  3. charissarunning says:

    I love the Lily Trotters socks! They are so darn comfy and cute. I could probably do without the ruffles too though 🙂

  4. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    Wish we could all get a group pic with us with our lily trotters on.! they look great on you girl 🙂

  5. kristenk says:

    Ahhh no way! I’ve been dying to try these out since I saw Lauren sporting them all over the place! I’m so jealous you got to try them out. I am a giant polka dot fan so I love these!

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