Sports Grip Socks

The right sports grip socks are essential for helping you to play at your best and reduce the risk of injury. Grip socks have grippy pads on the bottom that help to eliminate slippage between your foot and football shoes which is one of the biggest causes of football injuries. They also improve the connection between your sock and shoe which enhances agility, responsiveness and makes you feel “locked in”. Breathable materials keep your feet cool and dry which reduces moisture build up within your shoes and decreases blisters.

The traction and stability offered by grip socks can be especially useful for those who play on slippery or uneven surfaces. The socks also minimise the contact between your feet and the ground, which can improve hygiene by minimising dirt or bacteria from coming into direct contact with your skin.

According to a study conducted by REACT, the use of grip socks significantly reduced in-shoe foot displacement and improved change of direction performance. This is because the socks add extra support to the ankle, which allows the player to move in a more controlled way.

This helps to prevent knee ligament damage as it stops the knee, hip and ankle from being out of alignment. As a qualified physiotherapist, this is one of the key reasons I recommend using grip socks to any athlete who wants to reduce their risk of injury and play their best. The socks also have a compression element which increases blood flow to the feet and legs, which can further reduce muscle soreness and fatigue. sports grip socks