Developed specifically for sports activities, grip socks can be worn under any type of shoes to provide extra comfort and protection against blisters. They lock the foot inside of the shoe or sock and improve stability, so you can concentrate on your training or game without worrying about painful rubbing and slipping.
The breathable fabrics in our grip socks are soft on the skin and allow air to circulate, keeping your feet fresh and dry. They also prevent odours and are easy to wash. The grip on the sole of the sock is made of rubber, providing a non-slip and durable finish. This means you can wear your grip socks for several months before you need to consider buying a new pair.
There are various levels of compression in our grip socks to suit your needs and level of fitness. The lightest is 15-20 mmHg, which provides a comfortable level of pressure that is suitable for general use and sports. It is recommended that you try a pair of these before choosing the higher levels of compression, which may be too tight for general wear and could cause discomfort or injury to your legs.
If you suffer from DVT or a blood clot, we recommend our 20-30 mmHg socks as the best choice for you. This level of compression feels tighter and more clinical, but will not restrict your mobility or ability to exercise, so you can continue to live your life as normal.
Compression socks help to keep your legs supple, prevent blood pooling and reduce swelling by improving circulation throughout the veins in your leg muscles. This can be a major benefit for anyone who spends long periods of time standing, especially when travelling or working from home.
They are also useful for people who suffer from oedema, or lowered mobility, as they provide support to the ankles and feet whilst helping to stabilise the foot in the boot. These types of socks are increasingly being used in rugby to enhance foot grip and stability, and to help reduce the impact on the body from sudden movements and sudden changes of direction.
Grip socks are becoming a popular choice for players due to the positive effects they have on foot grip and stability, as well as the reduction in blistering. They are particularly useful during pre-season when your feet can get very sweaty, combined with the fact that they often need to be fitted tightly into a new pair of boots, this leads to an increased chance of blisters unless you take care with the fitting and design of the socks.
We recommend washing your grip socks regularly, inside out, using cold or warm water and not to tumble dry them as this will ruin the quality of the fabric. We also advise that you try to replace your grip socks every 3-6 months, as the elastic fibres will eventually break down over time. Remember to do not roll your grip socks up when putting them on or taking them off as this can trap the elastic fibres and restrict circulation. compression grip socks