When we get wrapped up in the most obvious equipment relating to a certain sport, we can often forget about some of the lower-level items. In football, we often focus on the ball itself, the boots, and a few other items related to the kit like the goalie gloves or shin pads. This is all-important, but we think it is also important to consider the socks you are going to wear as this has to knock on effects to your temperature, whether or not the boots chafe, and the coverage of your shin pads. Under closer inspection, it is a much trickier decision, but we put together a list of some of the best football socks in 2021 that is available on the market so it is a little bit easier.
We really like these socks and think that they provide intelligent graduated compression that reduces from the ankle to the knee. This stimulates the calves during play and encourages healthy blood flow to continue throughout. The additional padding on the toes and ankle also helps to protect the feet from blisters.
If you are playing football for a long period at a time, you are going to need socks that are completely breathable and well ventilated. These socks have specially designed material to achieve this stretching down the calf and around the ankle to prevent your legs from overheating while playing.
We think it is important to be able to keep your own style, even when out on the field, and thanks to these socks, you can choose from a range of different colors. Whatever your style preference, you can fulfill it with these socks, but the technology is also impressive, with breathable materials that stretch for added comfort.
We know just how important it is to try and keep your legs and feet dry when playing football, as failing to do so can lead to chafing and other uncomfortable results. This is why the moisture-wicking fabric of these socks is so good, removing excess sweat and leaving you with dry feet for longer.
You are always going to need more socks than you think, and having the ability to change at half time is incredibly important. This is why this set of three pairs is such a good choice, giving you the opportunity to change if they get too sweaty. Thanks to the ventilated material, this shouldn’t be a huge issue anyway!
By Melissa Bartholomew
Melissa is a clinical pharmacist licensed for practice in multiple US states. Her expertise stems from her near-decade long experience in the industry. Melissa began her pharmacy journey with her undergraduate biology and chemistry degrees, and later went on to earn her doctorate in pharmaceutical and health sciences. When she is not working, she is spending time with her children and furthering her passion for wellness.