We have talked about the many reasons we believe that our shock absorbing socks are the best performance socks around. But when it comes to specific sports, we’ve talked in very general terms. In this blog we thought we’d detail how these impact absorbent socks can make you more comfortable during actual play.

Why They’re The Best Tennis Socks

Does any sport put more constant strain on the ankles than tennis? Volleys can send a person in every direction over the 39’ x 36’ foot court. And the ankles certainly don’t get much of a rest, because each hit means moving into place for the next return. Shock absorbent socks are a great option to prevent ankle injuries and pain.

Of course, it’s not just the ankles that are getting an insane workout. Tennis players are perpetually landing on their heels in order to change directions, driving the force not only into their heel but also all the way up their legs. Our gel-soled socks are excellent products for existing heel pain, and a great way to prevent the pain from happening in the first place.

Why They’re The Best Soccer Socks

Soccer is interesting, in that few sports make use of such a large field in a short amount of time. Soccer balls can make their way from the opposing goalie to the home midfielders in less than a second, meaning that a great deal of the 84,000 square feet will have someone’s feet pounding down on it during any given game. So much running means a lot of force being applied to heels, ankles, and legs. Of course, that doesn’t mean that every player is constantly running. Cushioned socks like those from Sole Impact can also keep the goalie’s legs and back  from getting tired while their team dominates and keeps the ball on the opposite end of the field!

Why They’re The Best Socks For Running

More and more people are running marathons, if the 13.1 and 26.2 stickers we’ve been seeing on people’s vehicles are any way to tell. It seems that everyone is interested in running for some reason, whether it’s a competition or a fun run for charity.

The thing is, it doesn’t matter why they’re running, because they’re heels are absorbing an incredible amount of impact. This happens step after step after step, jolting the body over the 50,000 plus strides in a 26-mile marathon. Now imagine reducing that impact by 94.7 percent with shock absorbing socks. That’s why Sole Impact footwear prevents so much pain in ankles, heels, calves, shins, hips, and backs.

Why They’re the Best Football Socks

While it might not be true in college or high school games, the average professional football game last 3 hours, 12 minutes. How much actual action do you think occurs during that time? 11 minutes. The rest of the time you’re watching commentary, review plays, stat bars, player profiles, people standing on the field, and, oh yeah, commercials. Lots and lots of commercials.

So what keeps people watching even though only about 5% of the game is actual gameplay? The intense action, of course! Offensive players are abusing their ankles as they shift their weight to follow the changing play, and others are performing all-out sprints so that they can catch the ball. Shock absorbing socks can go a long way to helping alleviate some of these injuries and pain.

At Sole Impact, we know that our shock absorbent socks can truly help those who play just about any sport out there. We want to reduce the amount of pain in the world, and with foot pain being one of the biggest complaints in the sports mentioned above, we know why athletes love us. Check out our selection here!