Benefits & Features

We listened to what athletes wanted and developed these unisex Essentials Compression Calf Tights MX based on specific feedback from sportsmen and women.

They are constructed from two fabrics – the main body fabric is a high denier warp knitted fabric, designed to provide a high level of compression and support yet still allowing muscles to function naturally. A lower denier fabric panel at the rear of the tight above the ankle allows for natural extension and contraction of the Achilles tendon, reducing the risk of injury and allowing blood circulation through the feet and back up the legs.

Seam placements around the calf muscle provide extra muscle support and lateral stability.

These calf tights MX are popular with endurance runners, triathletes and for use in high impact sport where calf muscles are punished during game play.

Compression Benefits

Functional Design

Fabric Technology

Reviews

+ Add a Review

Rating Snapshot

Rating Snapshot

5

black-star
46

4

black-star
16

3

black-star
3

2

black-star
1

1

black-star
1

How do you rate this product?

ritete

·

18/11/2017

Highly recommended for those who want to increase blood flow at the calf area.

Peter Weber

·

17/05/2017

previously used skin socks, but these tights feel much looser and son't seem to give much support

Kar Yan Soh

·

9/05/2017

Highly recommended for those who want to increase blood flow at the calf area.

SIMON MAHOMED

·

24/04/2017

Fit like a glove, it's worth paying a little bit more 

Peter Fox

·

20/04/2017

used these in a few triathlons now,very comfortable in all three sections.

Chunyi Zhou

·

14/04/2017

These are awesome! Glad I tried them out.

Nizar Ali Gilani

·

12/04/2017

Excellent Product !!! Highly recommended. Fitting is perfect. Has helped me a lot in overcoming Shinsplints and Calf pain. Thank you SKINS. Next, I am looking for  (3/4) shorts that cover quads.

Gareth Jones

·

12/04/2017

Running a lot of OCR events I have suffered with my calves ,I was advised to get skins calf guards and after a lot of reasearch I purchased a pair and since then my running has been more enjoyable minus the pain 

Aub Cooper

·

4/04/2017

Really comfortable and has prevented the twinge in my calf that I've been getting lately 

david morris

·

4/04/2017

Excellent product. Great service as well.

Carol Jankow

·

3/04/2017

Calf skins fit great ! Absolutely no complaints. Thanks!

Keith Bryer

·

23/03/2017

Comfortable and do what they're designed to do.  I skip as part of my cardio program and these calf  tights help prevent muscle fatigue during the routine, and I wear them afterwards to assist with recovery.  Top notch quality after wear and washing and the fit is true as per Skins' sizing. 

Louis Dodds

·

8/02/2017

Superb, the quality of this product is second to none. I will recommend skins to anybody. The price is very reasonable for a product with such quality! 

Matthias Knoff

·

6/02/2017

Very good and stylisch calfs. Best Price ever

Viktor Berg

·

6/02/2017

Comfortable, versatile - great for training, or recovery.

Guy Petruzzelli

·

6/01/2017

Comfortable, versatile - great for training, or recovery. I never even notice they are on.

Rebecca Baldwin

·

3/01/2017

Wish I'd bought some months ago! Awesome.

sylvie sacard

·

3/01/2017

superbe look compression impeccable et facile à enfiler cependant

Lisa Gallagher

·

22/11/2016

Like the calf tights.. which I had measured my calfs. I could go to a smaller size. 

CHANTAL FORTIN

·

14/11/2016

Facile à enfiler, originaux par leur motif, ça amusé les adhérents de mon club, confortable, voir à l'usage si c'est efficace

Philip Cameron-Smith

·

3/11/2016

Great product. Running regular 10km and has helped reduce calf soreness. 

Anne Fordham

·

24/10/2016

You sent the wrong size of Calf tights, sending extra small, as opposed to medium??

Jrene Rolli

·

24/10/2016

nicht allzu enge Kompression, hätte lieber eine ganze Socke

Amin Awad

·

17/10/2016

Keeps the calf muscles feeling loose and gives you great confidence to push to the limits 

Sarah Furer

·

17/10/2016

They look very nice for me it is too tide at the ankle.

David Grier

·

17/10/2016

A good fit and feel smooth when running.

Amrita Chari

·

15/10/2016

I just love my SKINS...they help me workout so much better

Karen Wilson

·

15/10/2016

I didn't k is what to expect from the calf tights but I put them on after a run and a shower and they seem to help recovery. 

James Garnham

·

12/10/2016

Great gear for running or recovering.

Francois BLONDEL

·

11/10/2016

Très bien comme d'habitude chez skins

Rudy Alleyn

·

11/10/2016

Très bonne compression, plus de crampes, résiste bien à l'usure. Très bonne qualité.

Rudy Alleyn

·

11/10/2016

Très bonne qualité et soutien musculaire

Rudy Alleyn

·

11/10/2016

Très bonne compression, plus de crampes, résiste bien à l'usure. Très bonne qualité.

Rudy Alleyn

·

11/10/2016

Très bonne qualité et soutien musculaire

Karen Simmons

·

11/10/2016

I bought these for my Mum (in her 70's) who walks a lot but gets pain in her legs. She says they are fantastic and really help give support and lessen the pain.

Amanda Johnston

·

11/10/2016

These are brilliant and I  feel supported and comfortable.  Not hot to wear either 

Carol Dunsbee

·

11/10/2016

Love them. Light and comfy good support. Alway wear on long runs. 

Andrew Morgan

·

11/10/2016

These calf sleeves fit like a glove and really give the compression I need for running. Strongly recommend them, and would definitely buy them again.

ash payne

·

11/10/2016

not sure if they really work but look cool anyway

Mr J Wakelin

·

11/10/2016

This was my second lot of skins very good hence my second purchase

Neil Hawkins

·

11/10/2016

daughter ran 5k in them and said they were well comfortable and i looked cool

Andrea Frost

·

11/10/2016

Good fit , comfortable.  Bought when halfprice so good value.  

Doug Baer

·

11/10/2016

I usually use my calf tights for recovery, and sometimes when I go on long flights.  I like the design on these enough that I may actually run with them.  They're not labeled LEFT and RIGHT, but you can get them on correctly by ensuring that the SKINS logo is on the outside of your legs.  The less-tight panels above the Achilles make getting the tights on and off MUCH simpler. Great design decision!

Joel Popplewell

·

10/10/2016

Great product comfort fit and good to run in

Joel Popplewell

·

10/10/2016

Good fit great to run with and good to where at work to

Joel Popplewell

·

10/10/2016

Great product comfort fit and good to run in

Joel Popplewell

·

10/10/2016

Good fit great to run with and good to where at work to

kim reeves

·

10/10/2016

Excellent best purchase I have made in ages

Albert Manser

·

10/10/2016

Sehr gut zum rennen. Gute Unterstützung

Remo Fontana

·

10/10/2016

very good quality comfortable feeling

Cecil Edwards

·

10/10/2016

Really good product. Really helped me. 

Cecil Edwards

·

10/10/2016

Really good product. Really helped me. 

Drew Mena

·

10/10/2016

Great fit, hugging the calf tightly.  Always get compliments on the unique pattern. 

Aidan Noel

·

10/10/2016

These are good. I had some shin pain, possibly shin splints and I wore these to go running and they really help stop the pain. They won't fully cure it though

David Cope

·

10/10/2016

Much better fit and compression than old model.

Timothy Allen

·

10/10/2016

There is no real scientific facts that compression socks work. They are primarily used to avoid Deep vein thrombosis (clots) during flying for other clinical reasons. However when I run, I always suffer from tight muscles during my run, even though I stretch. Compression socks help with 2 things in my view.  They prevent muscle fatigue by stabilising my muscles, whilst I run. I do feel that they don't ache so much. Also the compression speeds up blood flow so deoxygenated blood from my leg muscles returns to the heart quicker.  I keep them on for a bit after a run and find I recover a bit quicker (less pain)  So for me on the whole, it is money well spent 

Rory Oliver

·

10/10/2016

Great product. Especially helpful keeping calf muscles prime on cold mornings!

Alexander Graham

·

10/10/2016

My new favourite running socks.  Excellent compression all the way round, and a perfect fit for my foot, which makes a massive difference for me in terms of comfort while on the move.  Only thing I'd say to watch for is that they 'nick' easily.

Michael Hall

·

10/10/2016

Good product. Got it as a free purchase. Skins do great deals if you keep in touch.

Chris Worthington

·

10/10/2016

I had calf problens whilst training and these calf supports are amazing no gimmick they help me train at the pace i want and provide excellent support Highly recommended. I will be buying some a200 tights for the winter because of the quality from the calf supports

Allan Winley

·

10/10/2016

I use them for recovery after a run. Well made and do a great job

Brian Bennett

·

10/10/2016

Seems to have reduced calf strain occurrence.

Lewis Bundy

·

10/10/2016

I bought these skins for the other half, she absolutely loves them. They do they job. Would definetly buy again. 5 star

Sue Morrison

·

20/03/2016

Purchased my first pair for netball after a serious calf tearand ongoing muscle fatigue issues. Swear by them now. Umpired 2 games and played 1 and no muscle soreness or fatigue at all, without them i would struggle to umpire one game without calf muscles seizing up. Top product and worth the money.

Emma

·

3/04/2015

I was starting to get painful shin splints doing aerobic fitness classes like Body Attack and my instructor recommended calf compression. I chose these over other brands because of the quality feel of the stitching and silky material, as well as the more subtle branding.

I haven't changed my shoes, just added the sleeves and I haven't had any pain since! I now wear these for every session and am able to exercise whenever I like without worrying about the pain afterwards.

Peter

·

13/05/2014

I have used Adidas powerweb calf sleeves before, but now I am totally happy with the pair of skins. The fabric portion of Adidas calf sleeves was somewhat loose while the rubber powerweb bands were too tight. However the skins pair provides the perfect amount of compression for me. My calf circumference measures 16", and the size Medium fits really well, just like the sizing chart suggests. And most importantly, it works! I feel less fatigue/soreness after running/workout.

Stuart Davey

·

7/10/2013

Love them, bought them to do my first half marathon in due to having had a few training niggles, don't know if it was in my head or not, wouldn't run without them now!

Comfortable, but like all Skins, expensive

Max

·

2/07/2013

Really comfortable and the MX seems to allow for the extra muscle constriction during runs. Highly recommend for all sports that have lots of running. Great product
Show Me More
Stay up to date with the latest on new products & promotions