Holiday Staff Picks: Feetures, Warm-Up Pants, Grips & Foot Massager

Feetures Elite Compression Light Cushion Socks

If you’re looking for the best running socks AND the best calf compression in a single package, look no further than the Feetures Elite Compression Light Cushion Socks. Anatomically designed to fit your right and left foot, these socks fit my feet perfectly providing graduated calf compression along with arch compression and support without irritation. If you have ever worn Feetures Elite socks, you can expect the same amazing fit, irritation free toe and moisture wicking fibers from this over the calf compression version. In addition to that, the graduated calf compression on this sock is outstanding. It promotes circulation which provides faster recovery with less fatigue. I love to wear these on my longer runs to help keep my legs fresh through the last mile and I even wear them on my shorter tempo runs just to feel a little extra pep in my step. I also like to leave them on for a bit post-run to promote recovery and I can really feel a difference. I have tried other calf compression socks, some cheaper and some more expensive, and these are simply the best. They have the best sock with the ideal graduated calf compression and I can say after about 12 wears and washes, they retain their compression and fit and feel as good as they did on the first day. The price may scare some people away, but in my opinion, these are worth every penny.

adidas Stella McCartney Barricade Warm-Up Pants Fall 2013

Designer Stella McCartney does it again for adidas with the one-of-a-kind look of adidas Stella McCartney Barricade Warm-Up Pants Fall 2013. They combine the look of sweat pants with classic nylon pants, or as I like to call them, Swish-Swish pants. ClimaLite® fabric sweeps sweat away from your skin to help you feel lighter and more agile longer, plus the zippered legs make them super easy to pull on and off. Even if you’re not warming up, I’d wear these pants casually with a t-shirt to lounge in. Elastic cuffs keep them in place and up off your shoes to keep you from stepping on them or slipping while you’re out on the court.

Babolat Syntec Pro Replacement Grip

The Babolat Syntec Pro Grip has a perfect blend of softness and grip. It's still thin enough to give you a great feel on the ball, while still offering plenty of comfort. If your prone to blisters and callouses on your hands like me, then the Syntec Pro is a great grip option to alleviate such issues. The grip has been fitted on the Pure Drive and Aero racquets and comes in black, blue, yellow, and white.

Moji 360 Foot Massager

There is nothing better than a foot massage, whether it's after a long run or even just a few hours standing, the relief is incomparable. If you suffer from sore feet like I do, the Moji 360 Foot Massager is a must have. It's made up of rotating balls, each ball moves by itself to give you more massage options and a deeper massage. I like to roll my feet back and forth across it, but when I'm feeling particularly sore on the balls of my feet, I can move them in circles and really focus on that area. The Moji has two different zones. Zone one is made up of the seven smaller balls perfect for your hurting toes, heel and arches. Zone two is made up of two larger balls which dig into your tissue for deeper more intense relief. If you're looking for a gift for almost anyone in your life, I guarantee this is a good bet.