Compression gear has become a must-have for athletes looking for a little boost in recovery time in recent years, so Nike decided to roll out its very own Pro Combat Recovery Hypertight—the first Nike product designed specifically to help with the muscle recovery process.

With so much Nike performance apparel to choose from, it’s a bit surprising it took the brand this long to get into the compression game. However, you know what they say: better late than never.

Birthed inside the confines of the Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) with input from a team of pro athletes, scientists, physiologists and coaches, the Pro Combat Recovery Hypertight is designed for post-game use. It uses a graduated compression construction that reduces muscle swelling by putting pressure directly where it’s needed. The tights are firmest at the ankles, where swelling can be the worst. The grid pattern on the tights offers support throughout, creating a smooth transition down the leg.

The Pro Combat Recovery Hypertight is likely just the beginning when it comes to Nike compression gear. Now that the brand has officially gotten into compression wear, look for the Swoosh to churn out an entire collection of compression recovery products.

The tights go on sale starting February 3, 2014.

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