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Knee High Socks for Teams

Knee High Socks for Teams...

Knee high socks are probably the most popular sock model for sports teams. Why? Because they protect legs from injuries and from the cold. They are mainly used for team sports but their style can vary widely from one sport to another. Sports using them include soccer, football, baseball, hockey, softball, lacrosse, volleyball and even cycling. While models for the likes of football and baseball are pretty basic – usually one color with or without stripes on the cuff – and can be referred as old-fashioned, other leagues such as lacrosse or softball tend to feature brighter and more creative designs with plenty of colors, dots and patterns. As a result, there has been an increased demand for professionally customized knee-highs as these teams want to create their own, distinct design, featuring their name and logo. When it comes to material, various combinations are available but cotton should be avoided as it causes blisters and injuries. That said, while still widely in use, some indoor sports such as basketball are replacing them with no-show models, for fashion purpose. Because trends come and go, they will still be around, with ups and downs, the fact that they date back to the old Rome confirming their enduring...
Custom Socks

Custom Socks

While you can find plenty of generic sports socks out there, whether it’s at sports, brands or department stores, if you are part of a team, it is best to have your own customized model featuring your logo. Because sports socks are very specific in terms of material and design, you should stay away from your average personalized branding store and look for specialized manufacturers. Here are some things you should know and will help you get the socks you want. Look for a real custom sock manufacturer such as this company, which means they will create the socks from scratch for you and will knit your logo within the sock. Stay away from fake manufacturers that just add your logo to whatever model they have in stock or just do printing, which is crappy quality. Know what you want in terms of design and model (ankle, no-show, quarter, crew, knee-high) and then ask manufacturers if they can make it: they should be able to create a mockup based on the colors, logo, size, style and textile you want. Whether you want dress, work or casual socks, you can select a textile that is comfortable and don’t need to worry about anything else. However, if you need socks for sports, your socks should also be durable and prevent blisters. In that case, look for athletic wick-moisture away models. When it comes to turnaround, it should take between 8 and 10 weeks, which leaves you enough time to plan ahead. In some case rush orders are available but be aware that it ain’t cheap. As for pricing, it mostly depends on the quantity. To get an idea, most companies charge a minimum of $6 per pair with minimum quantities between...
Cycling Socks for a More Comfortable Bicycling Experience

Cycling Socks for a More Comfortable Bicycling Experience...

Serious cyclists know there is a world of difference between wearing regular sport socks on a long ride as opposed to wearing special cycling socks. Cycling socks cost more, but prevent accidents because the feet do not get wet and slip off the pedals of the bike. They prevent injury because fewer seams prevent blisters and other skin irritations. Cycling socks have extra support and padding making a long ride much more comfortable. The extra cost is worth it in the long run. Types The most common types of cycling socks are made from Spandex, Lycra, Polyester and wool. Cotton cycling socks are also available, but avoid those made from 100 percent cotton since they tend to become stiff after getting wet and irritate the skin on the feet. Spandex socks are light, well ventilated and elastic. They form-fit to the foot and may leave the cyclist wondering if they forgot to put their socks on. The sock has an inner lining of material that pulls moisture away from the skin and absorbs it. Spandex socks work well in hot to medium cold weather, but will not keep feet warm in cold temperatures. Polyester socks are not as stretchy as Spandex, but keep even the sweatiest feet dry. They are not well ventilated and not suggested for hot weather. Wool cycling socks are the best to wear in the winter. Feet stay warm no matter what the temperature is or how hard the wind blows. Even though wool is thick the socks are still well ventilated to keep feet dry. How Cycling Socks Work Fibers in the socks are designed to draw moisture away from the foot. Moisture is absorbed in an outer layer that allows for evaporation. Yarn...
Football Socks

Football Socks

Almost every football sock on the market today has a couple of basic common characteristics including the welt top to keep them up and spandex to keep the shape. There are many differences with each manufacturer. Here are some examples of the most popular socks on the market for todays players. Professional Compression Football socks have an over the calf fit for superior performance. The compression fit is like a second skin that improves comfort and performance on the field. Heat Gear Socks sound as if they would keep the feet warm for those games that have super cold and wet weather. Surprisingly they do exaclty the opposite. These are designed to keep the heat off the foot. These have a special moisture transport system which accelerates evaporation to keep the feet dry and cool in all conditions. This sock has built in vents a cushioned footbed for shock absorbtion, arch support to reduce foot fatigue and helps to increase blood circulation as well. Run and Gun style have slip resistant technology which improves traction in the shoe. It also has odor control in the fabric that reduces the bacteria that causes the odor. They have extra cushion and arch support which helps protect your feet in your cleats. These come in calf and knee high styles. Dri-fit: These unique football socks come like shoes, right foot and left foot. The reason for this is ultimate fit and comfort along with the technology that keeps your feet cool and dry. These are a knee high fit. Basic Nylon Football socks are a very simple over the calf fit that reduces bulk and conforms easily to the foot. Almost every manufacturer uses a combination of materials of primarily cotton and...
Socks for Soccer

Socks for Soccer

An athlete preparing for competition is focused on every detail before the big game. From breakfast to the pre-game meals and snacks, the athlete will prepare his/her meals a certain way. Through out the day, the athlete will monitor the nutrients that they put into their bodies. It is popular for athletes to have pre-game rituals that calm their minds and generate focus on the tasks that lay ahead of them. The look and wear of an athlete can play a part also. They style their hair a certain way. They tie their shoe-laces a certain way. They wear their favorite pair of lucky underwear and/or socks — and even sometimes two pairs of socks. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular soccer socks out there and check out what makes them beneficial for the foot of an athlete. Socks for soccer need to be knee-high socks and stretch over the soccer players shin guards. Popular features in today’s athletic sock market include added cushioning, flexible support and management for moisture and odor. UNDER ARMOUR Men’s Heat Gear Soccer Sock This antimicrobial sock helps control and foot odor. The Heat Gear sock has a spandex rib that adds a flexible support when you’re planting your foot into the grass on the soccer field. The UNDER ARMOUR Men’s Heat Gear sock also removes moisture from the foot for improving fit and prevention of blisters. UNDER ARMOUR Flat Knit Soccer Socks Specially designed fabric in this UNDER ARMOUR sock wicks away sweat and moisture for a dry, long-lasting wear. The Flat Knit sock has a flat-knit footbed and a flat-toe seem for a lighter, more conforming fit. Built-in arch support fastens to your feet increasing blood circulation while...
How to Choose the Ideal Hockey Socks for Your Best Game

How to Choose the Ideal Hockey Socks for Your Best Game...

The right hockey equipment is an essential part of a player’s performance. Socks used in hockey should be made of quality material and fit the player well. Great hockey socks will keep the player’s feet warm and dry, provide comfortable compression, and are thin enough to allow the player to control their skates masterfully. After reading this article you will be ready to pick the perfect socks for your best game. Hockey socks are an important part of a hockey player’s protective gear. However, technically speaking, hockey socks are quite different from skate socks. A hockey sock is a form-fitting ankle to knee-high garment worn in hockey. A hockey sock is actually more like a leg warmer than a sock, and they are traditionally made of synthetic or cotton rib material. Skate socks are the thinner sock hockey players wear under their skates. Skate socks may reach the top of the boot, or they may be ankle-length. Although quality hockey socks are essential, this article focuses on how to choose the best skate socks. The best skate socks are lightweight and breathable, made from durable materials, and fit the player well. Commonly, skate socks are made of polyester blended with nylon or spandex. After selecting a quality sock that’s a perfect fit, you’re ready to look for more features of an ideal skate sock. Suitable hockey socks should keep the player’s feet warm. Hockey is often played on ice or in extreme weather conditions. Good socks for hockey will keep a player’s feet comfortable in fierce temperatures so they can play their best. Now that you’ve found a sock that will keep the player’s foot warm and comfortable, look for a sock that will also keep them dry. A good...
Top Name Brand Socks

Top Name Brand Socks

It has been said that you need to protect your feet, if you want to stay healthy. The type of socks you wear and the activity you wear them in is important to decide which type of sock is best for feet. Socks are made from natural fiber or manmade fiber and blends of both. Socks are needed for comfort, performance, staying dry, or a blend of these three. The top brand names of socks specialize in a combination of these three. There are choices of cotton, wool, nylon, neoprene, and acrylic variety to choose from. The buyer needs to be aware that some people are allergic to some fibers. Hanes and Fruit of the Loom socks are made for comfort and lower cost for the casual wearer. For the athlete, New Balance and Thorlo socks are made for comfort with extra padding to protect the foot and arch while running. Wigwam brand comes in many weights, types of fiber to provide the best performance for the outdoor explorer, the athlete, or the casual everyday wear. Smart wool originally started as only wool socks, has expanded to cotton and some synthetics to “feel good”, comfort for the wearer. Custom Manufacturer Make My Socks specializes in wick-moisture away models for athletes. Columbia specializes in outdoor wear from desert to glacier with “Omniwick” that keeps the feet dry under any conditions. Drymax specializes in keeping the feet dry while outdoors or doing sports activities. Under Armour socks are an extension of the rest of the clothes line to keep the wearer warm under cold conditions while still allowing the feet to breathe. Hunter’s Foot specializes in foot wear for the out door’s man to stay warm and dry in varying weather....
Basketball socks

Basketball socks

Basketball socks are designed for comfort and style, and there are a variety of products on the market. All of the major athletic apparel firms make their own models of these goods, and they include the latest technological features to ensure that a person’s feet stay dry and comfortable while they are sweating. The colors of socks vary, and most players prefer to wear black, or they can purchase something that features their team’s colors. These are both viable options and a great way to show team solidarity. Cushioning is also found in most basketball socks, and this ensures comfort throughout the game. The material of the sock is one of the most primary considerations, and there are several products on the market that include the latest fabrics to ensure the feet stay dry. Basketball is a high intensity aerobic sport, and sweating occurs throughout the game. For this reason, most players choose to purchase a sock that enables their feet to stay dry and comfortable by wicking the sweat away from the skin. Polyester and nylon are the materials that provide this benefit and are used in varying percentages by different companies – here is an example of basketball socks made with these materials. All of the major athletic apparel firms have their own proprietary technology, but they enable the moisture to wick away from the skin. Spandex is another material that is added to the polyester and nylon, and this provides for stretch and compression, and it allows the sock to stay in position throughout the game. Cushioning is another essential consideration to anyone who plays sports, and basketball socks are designed to prevent the delicate areas of the foot from injury. The arch is one of the...