By Mark McDonald; – Published March 2021

I met Walter Kruger from LEGEND®  while attending the 2018 Modern Day Marine Expo at Quantico, VA and have stayed in contact with him over the years.  Recently, I have been suffering from foot, arch, and ankle pain so I asked Walt if he had any products that might relieve the pain and help the healing process. He graciously sent me three LEGEND® Compression Products; the LEGEND® Compression Plantar Fasciitis Foot Sleeve, the LEGEND® (All Weather) Compression Merino Wool Tactical Boot Socks, and the LEGEND® (Warm Weather) Compression Moisture Wicking Nylon Tactical Boot Socks.  All three of these products feature a graduated compression which helps improve blood flow, reduce foot fatigue, achy feet, and speed recovery time.

I immediately put all three of these products to the test.

Since I was having foot issues, I decided I would use the LEGEND® Compression Plantar Fasciitis Foot Sleeve on both feet daily following my workouts for 30 days.  Wearing these compression foot sleeves daily mad a huge difference. The foot sleeves did a great job at relieving or eliminating the foot pain associated with plantar fasciitis. The progressive pressure design was perfect and the open toe design allowed me to wear them under my socks which is a great feature. Perfect for high impact activities like running or long-distance hiking.

The LEGEND® (All Weather) Compression Merino Wool Tactical Boot Socks and (Warm Weather) Compression Moisture Wicking Nylon Tactical Boot Socks, were nothing short of amazing. I used the socks in a range of weather conditions, terrain, on long runs and hikes under load. I alternated using these socks during the David Goggin’s 4x4x48 Challenge where you Run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. I believe these socks improved my endurance and recovery. I was especially impressed by the durability of both socks. Throughout my evaluation I noted some of the key construction attributes. There is zero friction or irritation at the toe due to the seamless toe construction resulting in zero blisters, chafing, or hot spots. I also noted there is extra cushion throughout the entire sock for increased comfort and warmth. The merino wool yarn is wrapped in nylon for softness and durability resulting in zero shrinkage from washing. The spandex kept the socks up and in place and the compression over the arch of foot provided fantastic support and minimized fatigue.

My favorite is the LEGEND® (Warm Weather) Compression Moisture Wicking Nylon Tactical Boot Socks. The Warm Weather compression boot sock is knit using “Aquarius” nylon technology with high performance engineered micro-channel nylon fibers. This technology accelerates wicking, and evaporation; keeps moisture away from your feet. These hydrophilic attributes keep your feet dry and free from blisters. The dry feet and compression were an unbeatable combination.

I am overwhelmed by the quality and durability of these socks. The style, insulation, materials, and fit of these socks is outstanding. They are tough on the outside, full of cushion on the inside, and the moisture-managing Merino wool helps your feet stay comfortable on the inside.

Keeping your feet at the right temperature helps keep the rest of your body at the right temperature, making for more comfortable working conditions. Why do these socks feel so good? I believe the graduated compression technology over the mid-calf and mild compression over the arch support battles fatigue and keeps your feet feeling great.


Differentiator – compression is right and not tight

Compression improves blood circulation & reduces swelling in the feet and legs

Improved endurance – feet & legs feel fresh after high impact activities & long hours on feet

Reduced fatigue & soreness

Temperature regulating – keep cool & stay warm

Comfort – all around cushioning

Superb wicking and breathability




These socks are designed for our American Legends. What I love most about this company is LEGEND® Compression Wear is a North Carolina All-American company. All of the LEGEND® Compression Merino Wool Tactical Boot Socks, LEGEND® Compression Performance Socks, Leg Sleeves & Recovery Socks are proudly made in North Carolina – USA. There mission is to “Extend the life of your legs” with their cutting edge Graduated Compression Technology.

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By M Beach

M is a multi-skilled professional with over 34 yrs of combined military and government service. He joined the Marine Corps in 1983, commanding infantry and reconnaissance units at multiple levels and served in a variety of staff positions. He has deployed multiple times to the Pacific and the Middle East to include combat tours in Kuwait, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan in a variety of capacities. Since retiring from the military M has continued his government service. He is an avid outdoorsman and athlete. He enjoys shooting sports, hiking, hunting, working out (swim, bike, run), and participating in endurance style events like Go-Ruck and Tough-Mudder, which promote camaraderie and teamwork. He completed the Infantry Officer Course, US Army Airborne Parachutist Course, US Army Ranger School, US Army Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course, US Army Jumpmaster Course, US Army Special Forces Qualification Course, and US Army Airborne Freefall Parachutist Course. He earned the following decorations Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Stars and Combat ‘V’, and Meritorious Service Medal. M subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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