Unlike some compression sleeves, these feel soft and comfortable. I wear them for recovery and while running. They do run a bit big, so I always size down. They are easier to get on and off than the socks, and a tad cooler than the socks in hot weather. I wear them when I fly and prefer them to the socks when on a plane because I can still wear sandals. I like the bright ones for exercise, but the black ones under black pants or jeans aren't noticeable and that's nice too.