The types of sports socks and how to choose the right sports socks

The types of sports socks


  1. Yoga socks

Yoga mainly practices for flexibility and balance, and some difficult movements are generally practiced barefoot, so choosing right socks is especially important. The bottom of the yoga socks has a rubber particle anti-skid design. The special anti-skid socks can not only effectively prevent yoga practitioners from slipping, but also protect the safety of yoga practitioners. Also, with the assistance of yoga socks, many yoga practitioners will easily master the essentials of yoga movements to increase the effect and sense of achievement of practicing yoga.


  1. Running socks

Running socks are designed for runners who pursue fine and breathable running socks. At present, the high-performance socks can not only keep your feet dry and comfortable, but also they can act as cushions and support your feet. Running socks can provide support and help prevent slipping. The most important thing is to make sure that you get the correct size. Socks of right size will prevent blisters causing by excessive tightness or looseness.


  1. Ski socks

You should wear special socks for skiing, but generally sports socks are also acceptable. Short socks are only suitable for non-skiing time. The main reason is that ski boots are high-class, if socks are too low, the skin will in direct contact with the shoes, which may cause soreness due to friction. You only need to wear a pair of socks when skiing. Unless the shoes are slightly larger, you should add more socks to adjust.


  1. Basketball socks

Basketball socks are divided into two types: high waist and low waist. Although long basketball socks also have the function of tightly enclosing the calf muscles, the protection is far less than that of long-football socks. It can also be said that the psychological factor is greater than the physical factor on the basketball court. Many players believe that the calf is more prone to exertion when the calf is tightly wrapped. In fact, the effect is really negligible.


How to choose the right sports socks


  1. Depend onthe type of exercise

Sports socks should be made of cotton as far as possible. When running, it is recommended to choose pure cotton socks because the pure cotton socks have the characteristics of sweat absorption. Jumping ability is definitely needed when playing basketball. So it is best to choose the sports socks that have good elasticity, which can protect the ankle. Yoga trainers are  recommended choosing cotton socks with good flexibility, non-slip particles on the bottom of the socks, and strong sweat absorption.


  1. Inconsideration of the foot shape

For flat feet, you should choose a product of long feet and thicker heels. While for high-back feet, you should choose products with the characteristic of thickness, wear-resistance and high-elasticity.


  1. Look overthe appearance and quality

Sports socks should have clear texture, with high density and smoothness. In addition, they should not have the problems with yarn breakage, snagging, and missing stitches. The work of the socks should be fine, and the stitches should be smooth and firm. There should be no bumps or residual thread on the toe parts.



  1. Pay attention to the thickness

Sports socks should not be too thick. It is necessary to decide which to choose (thin or thick ones) according to the specific situation. Generally speaking, people who are prone to sweating should choose thicker ones. However, for some certain sports, such as badminton, thick socks will affect the foot feeling. In addition, if the ankle joint is injured, thick socks should be the better choice, which can stabilize and protect the ankle.