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The support held up pretty well on my first run, it wasn't uncomfortable while running and i definitely felt it was more supported. My leg measured just over 17" but i decided to go for the size small which paid off as it fits perfectly and doesn't slip down while using. The only thing i would say is that it bunches a little behind the knee which takes a minute to get used to but other than that it does the job.
I bought this support because I had been having issues with my knee whilst out running. It has allowed me to keep going which is very important to me. It is a well made item that does provide good support.
There are tons of reviews already for this product but I wanted to throw my review into the mix as maybe it'll help someone out there. I was looking for a knee brace/sleeve specifically to provide support while stepping up my running game as I've joined a run club at work and we're only on concrete running a 5K twice a week and then I do a personal longer run on the weekends.
Having run on and off over the years I wanted to up my game however I would get some knee pain on longer runs. Which i don't experience on long backcountry hikes. Then a couple of weeks ago I got convinced to sign up for a 15K.
At that point I tried out a few sleeves and saw this had great reviews all around. Completed the 15K with no major pains and was actually still good to run a 5K 2 days later. While a lot of this success has to do with the proper strength training and proper stretching I directly attribute a large portion of my quick recovery time to this knee brace. I feel like it helped protect my knee from the added pressure of the concrete.
I have been washing it occasionally on the delicate cycle with special workout gear detergent and running 3+ times a week for a little while now and it hasn't yet shown any wear but I obviously know they don't last forever. It's also not super comfortable for the warm up portion and bunches up a little in the back of the knee when stretching and such. Once you get to running though it stays in place feels comfortable. I'm 5'11" at about 165 pounds and the small fits nicely, but still feels a little loose.
I’ve had several knee sleeves over the years, and this one is as good as most; better than some. It was $9.50 when I bought it, and it’s a really good sleeve at that price point. These sleeves all have one inherent fault, and that is that they just don’t offer much support to the knee itself. They do help stabilize the knee and make it more comfortable to walk or run, but there’s just not a ton of what you’d call “support.” This one is a little tight around the thigh, but that helps it to stay up when walking. I just came in from walking the golf course and it hadn’t moved much at all. Some sleeves cost two or three times as much as this one, and my experience is that they don’t perform any better. If you want to try a knee sleeve without breaking the bank, this one is a good buy for the money.
I recently started running, and had to run on a lot of concrete and blacktop. After doing this for several weeks, I developed knee pain. I didn't have an option to stop running on such hard surfaces and decided to explore a knee brace to support my knee while I finished a few more weeks of hitting the concrete. From day one of use I was able to more easily keep pace and increase my mileage on my morning runs. It's not a perfect fix, but certainly helped to alleviate pain so that I could keep up on my runs.
Use this primarily for hiking/trail running. This helps alleviate the stress and soreness on my knees post-exercising. For this purpose, I can say it does help. I do notice however the sleeve slides down a little bit over time, shifting from my thigh towards my knee.