Footballers use 2 main tapes on their socks, each serves a different purpose.
1. SOCK TAPE - To hold socks and shin pads in place
2. SOCK WRAP/COHESIVE - To bridge the gap between their grip socks and cut-off team socks
Discover WHY, and HOW footballers all over the world use SPORTTAPE Sock Tapes to improve their performance and secure their kit game-after-game.
SPORTTAPE Sock Tape is designed to hold up socks, but can be used for everything from boot tape to securing EAB applications.
Our Socktape is made from a PVC specially chosen for use in sport. It stretches to 175%, allowing space for muscle expansion beneath the tape when playing. This prevents over-compression that can reduce blood flow known as 'torniquet'.
Simply wrap the sock tape around your upper calf a few times, and then fold then top of the sock back over.
Many players now choose to cut the feet off their team socks in order to wear their own ankle socks. These ‘grip’ socks have small dots along the bottom of the sock that give better traction within the boot. This stops the foot from moving within the boot, improving the feel on the ball and increasing stability when making quick changes of direction.
SOCK WRAP is used to bridge the gap between the top of the ‘grip’ sock and the bottom of your cut-off team sock, creating the illusion of a single sock. This also helps to keep the bottom of the shin pad in place.
SOCK WRAP is a more effective choice as it is wider and has no glue, meaning it can be re-used game-after-game and is kinder on any area of exposed skin.
Current football regulations state that any tape should be the same colour as the socks. SPORTTAPE Sock Tape is available in 6 colours to match your team kit.
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