2XU Compression Calf Guard
2XUCompression Calf Guard

A lower leg up.

If you're looking to try out compression to help with nagging shin splints or achy calves but aren't crazy about the idea of wearing extra fabric while you race, we'd recommend trying 2XU's Compression Calf Guards as a more minimal option. Lightweight PWX FLEX compression fabric provides support while remaining flexible and breathable, making the calf guards easy to fit under a wetsuit. They work to stabilize the calf muscles and limit the muscle oscillation that can cause shin splints and soreness as you run or ride, without the more aggressive coverage of a full compression sock.

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Better Love Story Than the Notebook.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I can't tell you how amazing these are, nor how much I love them. Initially got them because my calves hurt worse than getting hit with a cattle prod when I ran. So I researched them a bit and thought I'd be skeptical and try it. I used to wear them for recover, but now I wear them during my run and they've grown on me. Really helps with my runs and recovery periods. Now I just with I had met them earlier in my life.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These work great. I use them because I tore my calf muscle and the compression helps the healing and swelling.

Great calf compression

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I loved these right out of the box. True to size and best of all they stay with the same relative compression for months. I have had the same pair for over two years and they remain with great compression. Make sure you order the correct size as this could effect fit greatly.