Soccer Performance Socks

Best Soccer Socks EVER!!.... TruSox

For some, soccer socks appear to be just another piece of the uniform. Parents and coaches will just throw a pair of socks at you that match the uniform. The majority of people focus more on the soccer jerseys and soccer shorts since they are the most fashionable pieces. Player Jerseys and Shorts are extremely popular with soccer fans. You can also wear your soccer jersey and/or shorts out in public places without a second thought. However, the soccer socks are a different story. Many feel that the socks are just to cover the shin guards and that’s their only purpose. So many novice players go their whole life without ever experiencing the feel of a premium soccer sock.

The truth is that the best soccer socks are more than just another piece of the uniform. Today the technology and engineering has improved tremendously. While dri-fit uniforms get all the attention, there is some real cool advances in socks too! For young players the performance of the socks won’t matter as much, but as the player grows in physical size and ability, the importance of the soccer socks also increases. To elite and professional players, the socks represent a very important piece of the uniform. The best soccer socks for professional players must meet extremely high standards. They must be lightweight. They must be tight, so they don’t roll down. The socks must be thick enough to cover the leg and stretch enough to keep their consistency.

The best soccer socks in the world that meet the standards of professional soccer players are the one and only TRUSOX. These were developed by a former semi professional soccer player that felt that his feet moved too much inside the soccer cleats. He set out to engineer a TRUSOX that would grip the bottom of the cleats and eliminate slipping inside the cleats. This slipping and moving can sometimes cause blisters and not to mention reduce performance on the soccer field. He took the patent and developed the best soccer sock available today.

It’s difficult to explain the look and feel of a sock that fits perfectly, all the way to the knees, super soft, and never comes down. No tape is needed to keep them up. They are so light that it feels like you are barefoot. It’s basically heaven for an elite soccer player.

The price of the TRUSOX, are high, but pro players pay a premium to ensure their socks are of the highest quality. You will see many players wearing these socks during professional games. There are many imitators, but this is the original premium sock for soccer players. Sometimes the socks that belong to a uniform are not TRUSOX, so what does the pro player do? They wear a shorter TRUSOX sock in their cleat, then they cut their own “uniform socks” so that only the top portion of the uniform sock shoes. See the photo below. Pro soccer players are so in love with the TRUSOX that they go the extra step to tape their “uniform sock” to the TRUSOX. They do this because they could get fined by their team and league for wearing different socks. They have to wear the sponsor's uniform socks, but we see what they've been up to. 

You can see above how the players use a TruSox under their uniform sock. This is Real Madrid players during a game. Just so you know, the players wear the shorter TRUSOX Mid-Calf Crew Cushion Soccer under their longer uniform socks. You can get those as well on Amazon. 

So What makes the TruSox so special? Here are the biggest benefits of TruSox:

  • MAKE CHANGES IN DIRECTIONS FASTER - since the grip is so clean, you gain traction quicker and explode faster. 
  • PREVENT BLISTERS - No slipping means no more blisters. 
  • SUPER COMFORTABLE - Nice thick cloth that stretches gives great comfort. 
  • Materials: 60 Nylon, 39 Cotton, 1 Spandex.

So now lets take a look at some of these quality soccer socks made today.

Top 4  Soccer Socks competing with TruSox

Adidas, the giant and original world wide soccer manufacturer of all soccer related apparel, responded with the Adidas Traxion soccer sock to compete with TruSox. Adidas claims that the Traxion Socks will provide Traxion areas of the foot and Achilles increase grip and stability within your shoe. This reduces slipping and blisters from instability. 

  • 80% Nylon/17% Polyester/3% Spandex
  • Cushioned foot and ankle provide protection from impact and arch and ankle support provide added stability
  • Climalite moisture wicking yarns help keep your feet cool and dry, and FORMOTION 'left/right' specific fit foot bed provides added comfort
  • Clima cool mesh channels promote breathability

Nike is probably the 2nd best to TrusSox. Nike came out aggressively with their own "NikeGrip" soccer sock to compete with TruSox. Their Engineered Traction System is a good alternative to TruSox, but not quite. With enhanced traction, Nike Dri-Fit material, and arch compression keep your foot secure in both wet and dry conditions inside your soccer cleats.

  • 6% spandex
  • Anatomically correct Left/Right foot specific, arch compression
  • 49% polyester/40% nylon/5% cotton/6% spandex

Under Armour and Diadora

Under Armour didn't try very hard as they are not too deep into the Soccer market. But they did come out with their UA Global Performance Over The Calf Soccer Sock. It's a good attempt at making a premium soccer sock. They have some good Compression and the Armourblock Technology helps prevent growth of odor causing bacteria in the sock, that's always nice for kids. Overall these are great performance soccer socks. 


  • Strategic Cushion reduces bulk, delivers flexibility & breathability
  • Reinforced Heel & Toe maximizes durability
  • Precision Y-heel pocket improves fit & enhances comfort


Diadora never made much of an attempt to replicate the technology of TruSox, but it does have the Diadora Squadra Soccer Socks. These are unique because they have a wider calf and to fit the shin guards. These socks also compete with the likes of Nike, Adidas, and UA for confort and quality, but they don't offer as much grip inside the shoe. 

  • 60% Polyester, 30% Nylon, 10% Spandex
  • Polyester and nylon for durability and color fast
  • Arch and ankle Cradles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusion:

Not far behind are the giants of professional sports apparel, Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour and then numerous others, like Diadora. These three giants continue to make soccer socks that rival the look and feel of the TRUSOX. While their designs and technology are catching up, nothing compares to the quality of TRUSOX. However this is not a diss at any of these companies, because their socks are also very good. I have worn the Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour premium socks and they feel very good. The fact is that these companies can and do make quality soccer socks and should definitely be part of the conversation of the best soccer socks in the world.

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