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 slowed down during activity, while compression garments promote muscle regeneration at rest. The best known compression clothing is probably the compression stocking or compression stocking. Depending on the manufacturer, the naming is not always universal.

At Stox Energy we split up into:

  • Compression stockings: Compression stockings| 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. So you can 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 are less vibrations and vibrations. If your calves “work” less, this also has a positive effect on the Achilles tendon 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 with a tendency to injuries to the Achilles tendon or shin splints.

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

Many athletes also choose to wear the stockings after training or competition to ensure faster muscle recovery. Compression stockings ensure the removal of waste, because the compression effect to the heart is reduced. It works just like being taken care of by a masseur. A masseur also messages towards the heart to massage waste products in addition to blood circulation. The same effect works when draining moisture. In the event of muscle damage after training, fluid accumulates in the muscles and the compression stocking removes this moisture due to the counter pressure exerted by the stockings.

Compression stockings

Compression stockings have different names; Calf sleeves, calf pads and calf pads are examples of this. We call them compression stockings.

Compression stockings have the same effect on the calves as compression stockings. With support socks, however, it only concerns the calf piece. The effect on the Achilles tendon remains. The vibration and shaking load on the heavy calf muscles is further reduced by wearing hoses. In injury prevention, hoses actually have the same effects as compression stockings. They are less suitable for recreation because there is no one on them.


stockings do not have calf protectors and therefore do not have the positive effects on the prevention of shin and Achilles tendon complaints, because they simply do not exert the reduced impact, vibration and vibration load 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 build-up 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.