Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive
running, jumping, throwing, and walking. The most common types of athletics
competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and
race walking. In addition to the above mentioned activities athletic
socks can be worn for a wide variety of sports and exercise activities.
Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which,
through casual or organized participation use physical ability and skills.
Most sports will require some sort of sock, usually a tube sock to protect
one's legs from being scraped while participating in sport activities.
For some sports the sock will go higher for added protection.
When doing sports or general exercise that require shoes it is generally
a good idea to wear a good pair of socks. Wearing them is important
for several reasons. A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet
and often covering the ankle or some part of the calf. One of the
roles of socks is absorbing perspiration. This is important when sweating
during physical activity. The foot is among the heaviest producers
of sweat in the body, as socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to
areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. This is in regard
to fabric breathability or
In addition to helping keep feet dry from wicking, socks can also aid
in cold environments. For example, in cold environments, socks made
from wool insulate the foot and may decrease the risk of frostbite.
A slouch sock is a type of sock popular in the 1980s featuring a heavy
non-elastic upper that may be pushed down into heavy folds around the ankles
or pulled up to the knee. Slouch socks also tend to have a foot that is
made of very thin fabric, to encourage layering of the socks. A popular
80s fashion trend involved wearing multiple pairs of slouch socks to create
a very thick, heavy slouching affect around the wearer's ankles. The
slouch socks were also very popular in aerobics.
Hockey socks for men and women are ankle-to-thigh garments
worn over protective gear by ice hockey players. They are form-fitting,
and traditionally made of a cotton or synthetic rib-knit fabric.
Rugby socks are similar to the long socks that are worn
in other sports such as soccer. They are intended to be worn pulled up just
below the knee and cover the shins and calves and are designed to be hardwearing.
The foot part of the rugby sock is generally thick but breathable so as
to fit snugly into the rugby boot and provide comfort during training and
You should wear good sports socks to help reduce the risk of blisters.
A blister is a small pocket of body fluid (lymph, serum, plasma, blood,
or pus) within the upper layers of the skin, typically caused by forceful
rubbing (friction), burning, freezing, chemical exposure or infection.
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