With the deluge of expensive overseas-based salvage boots entering the market, it was great to work with Endurance Salvage Boots, a local organization born and raised in Australia focused on providing a high quality local product. quality.
Endurance Recoveryboots is endorsed by big names such as Harry Summers (Australian Commonwealth Games, multi-city surf winner) Remy Siemsen (Sydney FC forward and Australian U / 20 team member) and Dean Cane (cross champion Australian 2020.) Now David Deakin, age group hack, was trying to join this stable of high-quality athletes to see if it had any benefits for those who win tricks by being slightly less lousy than those around them.
I have been a huge fan of recovery boots for years, allowing me to go through several Ironman and running races and have used several premium brands and medical compression to prevent injury and aid recovery, so I can vouch for science. So what makes these salvage boots different?
Investing in salvage boots is no small feat, typically costing over $ 2,500, often only considered by ultra-paid triathletes. But retailing for $ 1,900 delivered, salvage boots are at the lower end of the price range. With the Normatec boots retailing at $ 2,200 you are essentially getting similar capabilities for $ 300 less and supporting local Australian businesses which is always a plus. The only downside I find is the lack of financing options available, which makes sourcing a bit tricky and visible to the other half.
The first thing you’ll notice right out of the box is the fact that the compression unit is self-contained. This means that once charged, the compression boots are 100% wearable. This is a fantastic feature, because anyone who has ever used these devices, you often have to go to strange places to recover, whether in a run, on the couch or even outdoors, so don’t not being connected to power is great.
Size is also a factor. I have often avoided taking salvage boots on overseas or domestic races as they are often the size of a briefcase or very heavy. Weighing less than a kilo and not much bigger than a laptop bag, this is no longer a problem.
With 6 chambers spread over 4 programs, the compression is intensive and can target specific areas. The Normatec pulse, on the other hand, has 5 chambers and 2 programs focused on massage cycles and the sequential release of pressure. Now, in practical terms, most athletes will just put it on a sequential card to help flush the legs, but having the extra bedroom is nice and having the choice is fantastic.
Pressure is another standout feature, at 240mmHg (vs. 110mmHg) of the Normatec this thing can squeeze. I have tried maximum pressure and the blood flow is intense and greatly increased. But it’s not something you would do every day to recover.
The boots also have an exclusion function. You can target a specific room so that it doesn’t turn on. I have been treating a calf injury for a few months, so having the option to turn this feature off on a sensitive area is fantastic.
The only thing Normatec has about these recovery boots, and most others on the market, is the huge range of other compression capabilities they have, on the arms, chest, hips, etc. Endurance recovery boots are all about compressing the legs, so if you feel like you need to apply compression to any other part of the body, then check out Normatec.
Overall, the Endurance Recovery Boots are a great investment if you take your recovery seriously. The portability of the device is its remarkable feature which overcomes the lack of convenience that normally plagues these devices. High pressure and customizable settings should meet most current and future needs. A quality Australian buy.