How to Wear Football Socks

Updated April 17, 2017

Football socks provide protection for the legs, preventing any scratches or cuts. In addition to protection, football socks have an element of style, giving both the player and his team a unified look. While there is no absolutely correct way to wear football socks, traditionally, players wear two sets of socks, each with a different colour that represents the team colours.

Grab the top of an over-the-calf sock. Using two hands, roll the sock downward to allow for easy foot insertion.

Place your right foot inside the sock.

Use two hands to roll the sock upward and over your calf.

Grab the top of a mid-high-ankle sock. Roll the sock downward. Insert your right foot and roll up the sock. You should now be wearing both of your team colours.

Things You'll Need

  • Over-the-calf socks
  • Mid-high-ankle socks
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