Worth "fighting" for or just stick with regular socks?
I have been taking my fitness a little more serious lately. I researched a bit into compression socks. Apparently they do all sorts of good for you recovery,support, and circulation off top of my head.
Now the only possible problem would be they are out of regulations. Not to mention finding a completely plain white pair. (No logos or other colors least not visible with shoes)
A lot of people would probably give me crap about it feel and I wonder if they would even tell me not to wear them anymore. Although the saying I hear is you can add to, but not take from. Typically anyways.
The regulation states
“Commanders may authorize the wear of commercial running shoes, calf-length or ankle-length, plain white socks
with no logos, gloves, reflective belts or vests, long underwear, and other items appropriate to the weather conditions
and type of activity. If soldiers wear long underwear or other similar items, they must conceal them from view with the
hooded sweatshirt and sweat pants when wearing the PFU, or the running jacket and pants if wearing the IPFU.”
I found that a little confusing in that it says “may authorize” does that mean I would need permission first?
To me compression socks only help and possibly improve performance in way that is not hindering, illegal or anything of the such.
Should I just go for it and see what they say?
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