The Best Recovery Boots of 2020
The 3 Best Recovery Boots of 2020
As the physical demand of being a top athlete grows on a daily basis, the science and engineering behind preventing muscle soreness does so similarly. Basic post workout recovery methods and muscle repair techniques such as stretching and rolling are slowly becoming secondary to the brilliant new technological appliances, including Compression Therapy in the form of recovery boots.
What is Compression Therapy?
Compression Therapy is the appliance of a “squeeze and release” method around the chosen muscle group to help reduce swelling and reduce secondary tissue damage. By doing this you promote rapid recovery by introducing fresh blood cells to the focus area and reduce the flow of lactic acid to make your muscles heal quicker. For Athletes who train multiple times a day or during an intense pre-season/post-season schedule, there is no harm in investing in multiple compression therapy sessions per day, as long as there is sufficient recovery time between workouts.
Applying it to your Training Routine
Recovering like the pros do is a necessity, not an option. With little leeway for error in the world of competitive sport, edging out the competition by even 1% is a must. Compression therapy is not only time efficient (typically treatment is 10-30 minutes), but also extremely effective. Ideally, after your training is over, your cool-down and flexibility routine should be topped off by a solid 15-20 minutes (minimum) post-workout Game Ready, Aquilo, or Rapid Reboot compression session, by elevating the muscle group to prevent swelling and promote fresh blood cells.
Athletes and medical practitioners who are looking for the best compression boots that are portable and easy to use have a couple of options. Here is our review of the best compression boots on the market based on feedback from our professional athletes.
Rapid Reboot Recovery Boot Compression System
The Rapid Reboot Recovery System has been one of the best compression boot systems on the market for many years. What makes Rapid Reboot stand apart from the rest are its multiple sizes for maximum comfort as well as over 10 pressure settings, allowing you for a fully customized recovery session.
Our athletes love this system because of how comfortable it is. With five boot size options to choose from (XS, S, M, L, XL), you know you will get the one that fits perfectly. You can also add the hip and arm attachments. The addition of the Zero-Gravity chair gives our athletes a completely stress-free recovery space and the results speak for themselves. The Rapid Reboot Recovery System comes complete with a traveling case as well as a 2 year warranty. Packages starting at $1,200
- Easy to use
- Five different sizes
- Strong pressure (220mm/hg)
- Free duffel bag with purchase of hip attachment
- Zero-gravity chair
- 2-Year warranty
- No internal battery. Needs to be plugged into outlet.
- Large control unit
Game Ready Cold & Compression Recovery Boot System
The Game Ready Cold and Compression Boot System is one of our favorite devices for post surgery healing. In the current world of recovering from a surgery, the patient is faced with many hurdles and the GameReady is here to make it easy. This machines provides cold therapy while at the same time pumping the swelling out of an injured area via compression.
Designed with the elite athlete in mind, the Game Ready Ice Machine is the number one recovery tool for thousands of professional athletes, trainers, surgeons, professional teams, and sport medicine professionals around the world. Their technology, which combines compression and cold therapy is the most innovative and effective injury and recovery tool on the market today. When it comes to recovering from an injury, surgery, or just after a tough practice, the GameReady cold & compression therapy is sure to get you back to being healthier than ever before.
- No moer prescription drugs
- Faster healing times
- Huge selection of attachments
- Simple and easy to use
- Boot wrap does not include ice machine unit
- Not ideal for travel
Aquilo Sports Recovery Pants System
The Aquilo Recovery Pants System is in a recovery category of its own that took over 10 years to develop backed by scientific research and data. By combining compression with ice therapy, the Aquilo system mimics the effects of an ice bath in an easy to use portable device, without getting wet. Ice water constantly circulates through the high-quality Italian made pants during a 15-20 minute treatment keeping the temp at an optimal recovery range of 10-12ºC.
The Aquilo System is completely portable and comes standard with a traveling backpack. The portable battery pack allows you to do 6-8 treatments and also doubles as a phone charger. With Aquilo, you get to choose from seven different sizes so you know that you are getting the proper fitting garment.
Our athletes say that the Aquilo System is best thing to ever happen to recovery which is why we see it in so many NBA, MLS, NHL, and professional cyclists locker rooms.The Aquilo System is priced at $2,200
- Over 10 Years of Proven Scientific Research and Data
- Cryo-Compression Technology
- Comfortable- Made From High Quality Italian Garment
- Seven Different Sizes
- Portable & Lightweight
- Rechargeable Battery
- High Price
- Lack of additional body parts
- No adjustable compression