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 decreasing foot fatigue. Anti-odor technology in the UNDER ARMOUR Flat Knit sock keep your feet fresh.

Nike Pro Compression Over-the-Calf Soccer Socks

The Nike Pro Compression has a dynamic arch bridge for support with an anatomical left and right for superior fit and cushioning. A reinforced heel and toe is incorporated for durability in the high-wear parts of the sock for longer lasting durability. Nike Pro technology features durable and comfortable four-way-stretch Dri-FIT fabric that wicks away sweat from your feet — keeping them dry and comfortable.

Adidas Formotion Extreme/Elite Soccer Socks

The Adidas FORMOTION Extreme socks have a special fit that they claim will give your feet “excellent ball touch”. ClimaCool technology keeps you dry and comfortable, while the ClimaLite fabric separates the sweat from your skin. FORMOTION follows the natural movement of sport for a better fit and improved range of motion and comfort. Compression zones in the sock’s arch and ankle areas are added for stability, and specially located cushioning provide shock absorption during intense play. This sock also has the anti-microbial technology for controlling foot odor.

Adidas Copa Zone Cushioned Soccer Socks

The Adidas Copa Zone Cushioned Soccer Sock’s main memo is moisture management and ventilation. This sock has a nylon/elastane construction with CLIMALITE fabric that pushes the sweat away from your skin. There is a toe-cooling channel on top of that, for even better ventilation. This sock also has specially located cushioning on the footbed for impact absorption, adding protection to the bottoms of your feet that frequently impact the ground.

These are a few examples of the socks out there in the market for soccer athletes today. The desirable features in a soccer sock include benefits of cushioning, support, odor and moisture management. Even if for the sake of just getting your kicks, do not hesitate to look into which sock you will be wrapping around your foot come pre-game time.

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