There are a lot of products and gimmicks available for football players to buy. Some are great options, like compression clothing; however, other items leave use wanting a little bit more for the money we spend.
One item that has been seen on football training pitches and paired with match day kits are TruSox. These socks don’t come cheap and a pair will set you back around $40 US. So, what are TruSox and do they really work?
What are TruSox?
TruSox are designed to keep your feet from slipping inside your football boots. Essentially, these socks have little grips on them that prevent your foot from moving around inside the boot. Plenty of football socks have slick bottoms and when the inside of the football boot becomes sweaty, the foot can move about. Not only can it be annoying, but it can affect your play negatively.
TruSox tries to eliminate this foot slippage. The socks aren’t like regular football socks, but can be worn as a base layer. If you are the type of player that likes to cut the bottoms of your socks off to showoff the ones underneath, then these are for you.
According to TruSox, the likes of Gareth Bale, Victor Moses and Luis Suarez have all worn TruSox for training and/or matches.
Do TruSox work?
Firstly, let’s just say that other footwear companies are making similar socks for football and other sports. Nike, New Balance, Adidas and more have developed similar socks that will prevent foot slippage. In some cases, brands like New Balance sell for far less than TruSox.
Some reviews have stated TruSox’s grip pads are noticeable when wearing football boots. The feeling of the grips is so noticeable, it could even take you out of your usual comfort zones on the pitch. Other than the slight annoyance some have reported, the socks have worked just as advertised.
When it comes to TruSox, just like other football evolutions in apparel, the wearer will be the true judge. Yes, the socks may give you better grip inside your boots, but you may find that other, cheaper brands can do the same.