Classic Calf & Shin Supports

Power comes from the ground. Your legs are responsible for generating power throughout your entire body

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The calf muscle, on the back of the lower leg, is actually made up of two muscles:

The gastrocnemius is the larger calf muscle, forming the bulge visible beneath the skin. The gastrocnemius has two parts or “heads,” which together create its diamond shape.

The soleus is a smaller, flat muscle that lies underneath the gastrocnemius muscle.

The gastrocnemius and soleus muscles taper and merge at the base of the calf muscle. Tough connective tissue at the bottom of the calf muscle merges with the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone (calcaneus).

During walking, running, or jumping, the calf muscle pulls the heel up to allow forward movement.


Calf muscle strain: Stretching the calf muscle past its normal length results in tearing of some calf muscle fibers. Calf muscle strains can vary from mild (slight pain) to severe (complete tear of the calf muscle).

Pulled calf muscle: A calf muscle strain is commonly called a pulled calf muscle. “Pulling” the muscle refers to stretching the calf muscle beyond its limit.

Calf muscle tear: All calf muscle strains result in tearing of some muscle fibers. More serious injuries may result in partial or complete tear of the calf muscle.

Calf muscle rupture: Complete tear of the calf muscle, resulting in severe pain and inability to walk. The calf muscle may collapse into a lump or ball shape, seen and felt through the skin.


Our Vulkan Classic Calf Support is a single product within the range with a moderate support level and available in four sizes ranging from Small to Extra Large.

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