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How to Put on Soccer Socks

Socks are an important part of the soccer uniform. They help hold shin guards in place, protect your legs against grass or turf burns during falls and absorb moisture so your feet stay dry. Choosing the right socks is essential to the success of the process, and you should always try on a couple of different sizes and models to find the appropriate one.

Step 1
Use a thin lining sock if you have sensitive skin. This way the shin guards won't rub against your legs and cause irritation. Thin socks will also absorb any moisture produced during play so your shin guards don't get wet and slide out of place.

Step 2
Put on your shin guards and make sure they're properly fit and tight. Because the socks are placed on top of the shin guards, you need to make sure the shin guards won't move out of the position and twist the socks in the process. This can be uncomfortable and inhibit movement during play.

Step 3
Put on socks on top of the shin guards and extend the socks all the way up to your knees. The socks should be tight to help you hold the shin guards in place. Socks should also be stretched so they cover your whole lower leg.

Step 4
Put on your soccer cleats and make sure they feel comfortable. You might need to adjust the socks if they feel bundled up on the toe or calf section. Also, keep in mind that you might have to buy shoes that are a size larger than you normally wear, especially if you're wearing two pairs of socks.