I’ve become a big fan of compression socks both for on the bike and for recovery. I wore my compression socks on both trail and road rides. To my surprise, they kept my legs feeling fresh and reduced fatigue. My legs never felt “heavy,” nor did I experience any cramps. The socks also worked well when I’d go for long walks/hikes, keeping swelling down and legs feeling fresh, not heavy. After a hard workout at the gym or a long ride, I’d put on the compression socks for a few hours. I truly felt that my legs recovered faster and I was fresher for the next day’s ride.