The stabilyx tight provides optimum targeted joint support to the hip, pelvis and knee joints for greater overall stability and endurance. Quads, calf's and hamstring muscles are supported by our support web design. Lower back and abdominals also receive support. Coolmax fabric wicks moisture away to keep you cool. For safety, the logo is made of reflective material.
I call these my "magic pants". It's a long story, but these tights are the only reason I was able to even begin running. I had knee problems and vein problems that made walking painful. I figured there must be a solution. These tights are the solution. I have since run numerous marathons, and last year even qualified for the Master's National Championships...and that is ALL because of how excellently the Stabylix does what it claims to do. As far as the drawstring issue--I cut them shorter and use a match to seal the ends. No more over-long draw-string, and no fraying. I DO wish they made them in a "Long" version, because I am all legs, but I wear black socks under them in the winter and forget about it.
I have also worn these for rowing and cycling, and Crossfit workouts.
I can't believe that for what these cost, they couldn't put a decent draw tie on the waist band. After just one washing (following the instructions) the drawstring had frayed nearly two inches on both ends. Fortunately my husband was able to repair the ends by putting wire shrink wrap on the ends of the draw. But Really ! It's ridiculous that an item that costs as much as these pants do has to be repaired after one use.
5.0 out of 5 starsCW-X WOMEN'S STABILYX RUNNING TIGHTS
14 February 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
THE CW-X WOMEN'S STABILYX RUNNING TIGHTS ARE GREAT! I WEAR THEM UNDER MY SNOW SKI CLOTHES FOR SNOW SKIING AND THEY GIVE MY LEGS AND KNEES A LOT OF SUPPORT. I WAS HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY KNEES AND NOW THEY DON'T HURT ANY MORE. I ALSO WEAR THESE TIGHTS FOR HOT YOGA. THE TIGHTS HELP STABILIZE MY MOVES AND THEY GIVE ME SUPPORT WHILE DOING THE MOVES. THE TIGHTS ALSO HELP SUPPORT MY LOWER BACK. I THESE ARE 5 STAR TIGHTS AND THEY ARE WORTH BUYING.
I purchased these over the summer so I can't return them but they are terrible!
My legs are tired while running with them and even hours after after my legs still shake. Running with them my shins hurt, my knees ache, my calves feel like jelly.
When I run without them I don't have any of these problems. I purchased them because I'm trying to run a 5K and toward the end of my run, my legs become fatigued, however, they don't ache as when I wear these. I read that these should help 'extend' my run, they actually make it worse.
I used them today and had to start walking after 7 minutes because my legs started to cramp up. I continued running off and on for 40 minutes. Three hours later, my knees, shins, calves are still trembling when I stand up.