How to Get Your Friends to Lace Up for National Running Day

May 31, 2017

How to Get Your Friends to Lace Up for National Running Day

If you’re a runner, there’s no doubt you’ll be hittin’ the pavement in celebration of National Runner’s Day on June 7th, but why do it alone? Here are some hacks you can use to convince your non-running friends to get in on the fun:


  • Sign ‘em up (with their permission, of course!): Runner’s high, stress relief, increased metabolism – the list of benefits received by avid runners goes on and on. For those who have yet to fall in love with running, convincing them to get out with you on National Running Day may be challenging. Instead of giving up, sign them up! By dedicating you and your future running buddy to a race, you can get motivated to set goals together! We suggest starting small, because while you may be able to run a 5K in your sleep, it may prove difficult to those outside of the running community. Pro tip: keep an eye out for fun races in your area that they’ll look forward to, like The Color Run!
  • Compromise: It’s no secret that runners love running like a baker loves to bake or a painter loves to paint. So, instead of approaching your non-runner friend with the intent of selling them on the sport, try making a compromise first. Do they have any hobbies that you have yet to try? If so, create an agreement that you’ll accompany them to their next lesson or class if they go on a run with you beforehand. It’s a win-win!
  • Bribe ‘em: No, not with money, food, or even wine (although that’s not the worst idea), but with some new VIM & VIGR compression socks! If they continue to join in on your runs, compression socks can help alleviate soreness and speed up muscle recovery. If they opt out of the route, don’t fret – your gift won’t go to waste as compression socks have benefits far beyond running. Whether your pal wears them to work, for a relaxing night at home, or while tackling errands around town, VIM & VIGR compression socks actively work to increase circulation, and prevent the onset of swelling, varicose and spider veins, blood clots, and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).


If you ask us, National Running Day might just be on the list of the most underrated holidays. However, with a little help from the running community (and their friends), that will change! Follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to see how we celebrate!

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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

VIM & VIGR Size Chart




Fabric Collections:


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 91% Nylon/9% Spandex


  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 83% Moisture-wick Nylon/17% Nylon


  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex


  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.