10 24 2017

Safe Socks

Safe Socks

I never really thought much about the protection that I have on the back side of my legs. Even after seeing what happened to Erik Karlsson and Kevin Bieksa, I never really thought about what I could do to better protect myself. Since those two players had experienced such horrible injuries, the market has seen an increase in cut resistant socks.
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I haven’t tried any out but once Safe Socks came across my desk, I knew that I had to try it out. You can see that it is made of chain mail and spandex. If you ever go to the butcher, you will notice the him/her wearing a glove made of the same materials to prevent cutting the hands off. If you think about it, a butchers knife cant cut through chain mail gloved hand, so a skate blade shouldn’t be able to cut through a chain mail sock.
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Once you put them on, you realize that safe socks are very comfortable and don’t feel cumbersome at all. But as with everything, you really have to get into game action to see how it really feels. And I am happy to say that the don’t add any bulk to your legs, your shin pads, fit the same and do not hinder your movements at all. Really, that is all there is to report on. The fit great, they protect you and give you piece of mind that a once soft spot on the back of your legs is better protected.
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Safe Socks ($49.99) seem to be a really great option for those looking to buy some Achilles tendon protection. One draw back is that you have to hand wash them and make sure to hang dry them, as my pair stained my shower. But that is a small price to pay for pro level protection. edit: I have been informed by Safe Socks that you are able to wash them cold/warm wash and tumblr dry low. That makes them even better!  If safe socks are good enough for guys in the NHL, they should be good enough for you!
Hockey Gear Review recommends Safe Socks to hockey players of all levels.
Rating: ★★★★★

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