These are my favorite recovery tights. They have mild compression and are remarkably comfortable. As recovery tights, there is no waistband, but I have no problems with them slipping down. I wear these during the day under jeans and sometimes [[Zeo Sleep Monitor|sleep]] in them. They are made of a material called [http://www.celliant.com/ Cellaint] that claims to have special properties that help reduce pain, with some reasonable science based on treatment of diabetic patients. I'm not sure if it's the material or the design, but these are by far the most comfortable compression wear I've come across. Sadly they no longer seem to be available.
These calf sleeves do not seem to have sufficient compression to make much difference in training or daytime recovery. However, I've found them remarkably comfortable while sleeping, offering enough compression to make a difference. [http://go.fellrnr.com?id=35454X937677&xs=1&xcust=CompSkinSox&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FSKINS-Sport-Compression-Socks-Black%2Fdp%2FB000VAIZ0Q Skins SOX at amazon.com]
==Medical Compression Socks==
My first test of compression socks used some medical compression socks from a local pharmacy. These helped recovery, but I found the compression of the foot too high. Simply cutting the feet off produced a cheap and cheerful calf compression sleeve.