It is a new knee sleeve. Doesn't sound like anything too special, but this is a CONTOURED knee sleeve and it really is very special, and quite innovative.
It offers targeted isolated compression at the knee joint... and fits comfortably around the thigh and calf. There is a soft elastic band around the thigh and an encased elastic band around the calf... no slipping... extremely comfortable. Because it is contoured, there is less fabric behind the knee joint so there is no bunching. It is sleek and fits easily under other garments.
I have been wearing it under tights as well as jeans and capris, and it is almost invisible.
If you have knee problems of any kind... and I know most runners do, from time to time, this just might be a great tool in your recovery arsenal. The fabric promotes increased blow flow and it provides a soothing, calming warmth to the area of your body it covers.
The sleeve is made from patented Copper Znergy fabric combined copper and zinc for permanent anti-odor protection and is easy to care for. I admit to babying my Tommie Copper garments by hand washing them and hanging to dry... but you don't have to do that.
I think the the key to making this contoured knee sleeve work for you is to use the sizing chart and making sure you select the proper size. You don't want it to be too tight and you certainly don't want it to be so loose that it is falling down.
As with all of the Tommie Copper garments and gear I have tried, this is another winner in my books.
If you would like to try a women's sleeve or a men's sleeve, and live in Canada or the U.S., leave me a comment on this post. I will pick a winner on November 30th and my contact at Tommie Copper will outfit you with a sleeve, too. Make sure you leave contact information as well, because if I cannot notify you, you will not be the winner!
Check out the sleeve on the Tommie Copper web site.
Do ever have knee pain? How do you deal with it?