The Craft Compression Sock is perhaps the most unattractive piece of clothing a grown man can wear. Whatever you do, don't walk outside in these things uncovered, just cover them up with trousers, or hide away at home.
So why would you wear them? Simple really, just try riding for a few hours, shower, then pop them on and immediately you'll see why overlooking their alarming effect on the opposite sex is a good decision. Not only do they pretty much cancel out the 'jimmy legs', or 'ghost pedaling' in the bed leg convulsions, but your legs will feel more settled and you can be smug in the knowledge that you are doing wonders for your post-ride recovery. The thing about compression socks is that they increase blood circulation, flushing out lactates quicker and improving oxygen circulation, so the next day's ride will feel much easier than if you hadn't worn this affront to fashion.