|Location||Online shop, flagship store in Causeway Bay, SOGO counters in TST and Causeway Bay, various sports stores|
|Prices||$$$ (scroll down for price details)|
|Products||Women and men activewear, compression garments|
|Launched in HK in||2009 (Australian brand)|
2XU is definitely one of the biggest brands when it comes to compression: leggings, shorts, pre/post natal sports garment, socks, tops, sleeves… with the best quality and some sleek designs.
Since I discovered 2XU a few years ago, I’ve always been traveling (especially on long flights) in their compression tights and it definitely helped my blood and lymphatic circulation, avoiding the crazy swelling. But I have to say that if this was great for my legs, it was not an optimal comfort for my waist… Although the high waist cut has clearly improved the situation.
Well that problem is now part of the past because 2XU launched Flights Compression Socks and that changes everything!
The promise is simple: wearing 2XU’s Flight Compression Socks helps beat the negative effects of flying as they promote circulation throughout lower limbs, providing comfort and breathability, all that with a great fit.
How? Thanks to a few ad-hoc features:
- graduated compression increasing circulation and reducing swelling, fatigue, muscle stiffness
- seamless toe cage
- vented toe panel
- anatomical footbed
And… They come in cool colors!
I’ve put them to the test on a trip to America: 5 flights, more than 40 hours flying on 10 days. I’ve been quite impressed. I’m used to not being extra comfy when wearing compression socks as they usually “cut” your leg right behind your knee and squish your toes together.
This is where mastering the compression technology makes the difference: none of those happened. My feet were comfortable in my socks and no pain or even discomfort was experienced behind my knee.
Swelling wise, promise kept: no outrageous calves and ankles preserved. Happy!
The brand also just opened its own flagship store in the heart of Causeway Bay (see address below), where you can find those magic socks, as well as all 2XU collections.
To celebrate, 2XU is offering a range of discounts on select product ranges and a free large 2XU water bottle with any purchase at the flagship store. Until April 30th, 2XU fans can also download an HK$50 cash coupon from Facebook by liking and sharing the new 2XU flagship location.
HK$390 the pair of Flight Compression Socks
Black/yellow or navy/yellow for him
Black/yellow or fiery coral/yellow for her
2XU flagship store: Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay