I do all my training in compression tights and compression top, but I don't wear the socks. These are my special treat (calorie free!) to enjoy afterwards.
Compression tights help to lower lactic acid production, assist circulation and promote greater oxygen availability, especially in the calf and lower leg. This is essential for me with my high blood pressure and poor circulation. Also essential when I am doing long distance running. It helps avoid cramp as well. There is no doubt that compressions tights, and socks, can significantly increase performance and protect the body, eliminates a lot of muscle vibration and improves circulation thus giving more positive energy.
I just don't run in the socks as I haven't found one that avoids blisters and friction from slippage in my running shoes, even with another pair of socks. But the work of the sock is still equally important after a run or training session and aids recovery. It is isn't always to practical to be able to sit down for a few hours for muscles to rest and recover but the socks effectively do that for you, even when you are on the move.
Value for money and effectiveness are the Born In The Field socks. The BIAF people are a dynamic new British company who have a passion for making technologically advanced products for people who have a passion for fitness! Perfect product promotes essential well being, the zest of life!
There are new products being developed so please do keep an eye on them, follow them on twitter and facebook! The sister brand, Ussen, of thermals and fleeces is also due out very soon!