You might hear compression socks and think of overweight airline passengers trying not to die on the flight to the conference in Columbus, but more and more people are realizing the benefits of lower leg compression in sports. Take a closer look and you’ll notice athletes in all kinds of sports rocking them. Thrusterz go beyond the typical compression sock to add graduated compression that is stronger at the bottom and weaker at the top. Like any good sock, they have a seamless toe box and cushioning from toe to heel. What I like most about them though is that they also have ankle support built into the socks. Who doesn’t want a little bit more of that when you’re crossing fools up on the court or running the local trails? You can also size them by foot and calf size. Let’s face it, there are a million different calf sizes among people with the same size feet. You can get a pair with a pledge of $20 on kickstarter.