Comprehension: Herzog Sport Compression Socks’ Working Principle

Improve Performance and Recovery 

  • codMuscle structures are considerably damaged from large shock impact during intense training. This impact causes a breakdown of protein and cellular tissue which then remains in the interstitial (cell surrounding). This affects colloid osmotic pressure (COP) and tissue fluids to inadequately be reabsorbed into the venous vascular system. As a result from fluid buildup blood circulation functions less good. Cell bodies are difficult to reach and nutrient, also waste products such as lactic acid and carbon dioxide will reside because they are hard to be removed.


  • Herzog PRO Compression socks offer a relatively high amount of pressure. At ankle level starting from 30mmH, decreasing towards knee level to 23mmHg. Together with the calf muscle pump, Herzog Compression socks activate a quicker drainage of the venous system. Due to heightened tissue pressure, moist excess including waste, will be forced from interstitial into blood circulation. Decreasing pressure in the sock is essential because it guarantees venous blood, against gravity, to be transported back to the heart.

As mentioned previously, a decreasing pressure gradient from ankle to knee is significant to proper functioning of the socks. However the combination of high pressure and decreasing compression makes it necessary to carefully measure leg and foot. A person’s shoe size tells nothing about someone’s leg shape. A matching shoe size may show large differences in leg forms, which will then cause huge differences in pressure’s performance, (if the same size is worn). If a person’s leg is measured inadequately the sock may even activate a reversed effect. Think of the difference among different kind of athletes, a sprinter and long distance runner have legs in variable shapes, but may have the same shoe size. Wrong sizes are ruled out by measuring precisely.