Football demands the ultimate levels of traction and control in order to perform. The slightest slip or lack of traction can lead to players rolling their ankles or straining their knee ligaments – and that is why grip socks have become so popular with both professional and amateur footballers around the world.
Grip socks are a specialised pair of sports socks that feature pads on the inside and outside which provide extra grip to your foot. The material used is lightweight, breathable and feels soft against your skin – which helps to keep your feet comfortable even when you’re running around on the pitch for extended periods of time. The grip is also provided by small rubber pieces which are designed to grip the sole of your foot, allowing you to move more quickly and accurately with the ball whilst providing an extra level of stability in key areas of your body such as your hip, knee and ankle joint.
The heightened traction and grip that grip socks provide also helps you accelerate faster, change direction more precisely and makes sprinting after the ball or other players much easier. As a result, you are more likely to avoid injury when wearing grip socks and as a player, you can perform at your peak with greater confidence in your abilities on the field.
One thing to note is that if you are using grip socks and have team socks in the same colour as part of your uniform, you will need to cut a small section off of your team socks along the ankle line in order to wear both together. This is an easy process which should not take too long and the removed section can be recycled for future use. football socks grip