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The Proper Way to Wear Soccer Shin Guards With Socks

The Proper Way to Wear Soccer Shin Guards With Socks

League rules may require that soccer players wear shin guards and socks. Learn the proper way to wear the different kinds of shin guards with your soccer socks.

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Different Material Types for Sport Socks

Different Material Types for Sport Socks

You think a lot about the best equipment for your sport—the pads, the shoes, and … the socks? When was the last time you really thought about what your socks are made of, or if they’re the best choice for your sport? There are many different material types for sport socks, with various pros and cons. The main properties that can vary widely between sock materials are wicking (the ability to draw moisture away from the foot) and cushioning. Outdoor sports enthusiasts also should consider warmth. Cotton Cotton is easy to find and relatively inexpensive, but it may not be the best...

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Essential Accessories Every Baseball Player Needs

Essential Accessories Every Baseball Player Needs

The new year turns thoughts to—what else?—spring training! If you’re lucky enough to live in a warm climate, you may be able to play baseball year-round. But whether you live in a sunshiny place or slog through the snow, longing for a return to the diamond, it’s important you have all the gear necessary to play safely and in style. Safety First Safety defines the essential accessories every baseball player needs. Take care of these items before any style considerations: Batting Helmet – never step into the batter’s box without a helmet. Your team may supply them for you, but make...

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How to Properly Put on Baseball Stirrups

How to Properly Put on Baseball Stirrups

As the nights get longer and the air gets colder, you can brighten up with dreams of baseball in the spring. Putting your socks on is a no-brainer, right? Not so fast—with baseball-style socks, you might be surprised that some players, especially in youth leagues, need to be taught how to properly put on baseball stirrups. When stirrup socks started Stirrup socks have been a style statement in baseball almost since the game began. Teams began rolling their pants up to resemble cricket uniforms in the mid-1800s. Stirrup socks were added a few decades later. Now, you can find stirrup socks for...

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