What is the point of Grip Socks?
Non-slip socks, a sporting revolution. What is their story?
Grip Socks, what is behind their story? Where do they come from? In pursuit of optimal athletic performance, the influence of innovation has grown exponentially within the professional and amateur sports market over the past decade. Modern GPS measurement devices now show how athletes perform in significantly high-intensity explosive actions, which include acceleration, deceleration, direction changes and high-speed running, and we understand how vital these actions are to sporting success. One of the most important interactions during human movement is the relationship between the foot and the ground.
During foot contact, energy is transmitted directly through the kinetic chain to allow the athlete to push or decelerate the body against gravity at maximum speed with the shortest reaction time. As a starting point for energy transfer, each individual step requires a stable base to efficiently initiate and thereby maximize force and energy production along the kinetic chain. With the idea “you are as strong as your weakest link”, the reduction in shoe slippage promotes greater comfort, stability, proprioception and reactions that ultimately lead to a feeling of increased strength and confidence during each step.
Today, especially among professionals, we have come to the conclusion that the foot really needs to be inside a grip sock that not only doesn’t allow slipping, but must be comfortable and perfectly adherent to the type of shoe used as well. Freedom of movement, breathability, stability, reinforcement in particular points, comfort and the right grip are the essential words to make the right choice.
THE REVOLUTION OF GEARXPRO SPORTS GRIP SOCKS
The collaboration with an independent laboratory has allowed us to analyze muscle performance and speed through specific tests by measuring the performance of athletes with and without SOXPro grip socks.
The tests carried out show how the SOXPro non-slip socks allow significant muscle savings. A muscle saving that affects not only the improvement of performance, but also and above all the prevention of injuries and post-activity recovery. The reduced need for the central nervous system to activate motor units thus solves the problem of slipping between foot and shoe in certain movements. In practice, all this demonstrates an improvement in execution times, giving athletes greater performance.
The vision we intend to pursue, and which we place at the center of our being, is: “Research, Develop, Design and Create new products to improve the playing experience of athletes”. We continue to firmly believe that every athlete, increasingly at the center of our choices, regardless of his level, must have the opportunity to fully enjoy the sporting experience.
SOXPRO GRIP SOCKS: MORE THAN JUST A SPORTS SOCK
The continuous investments in Research and Development, sustained in recent years, have in fact favored process and product innovations, allowing the discovery of new production techniques and the development of ‘New to the world’ product lines in the grip socks market.
The SOXPro Non-Slip Grip Socks have been designed to offer maximum traction inside your shoes. They are characterized by the presence of non-slip pads in the shape of an arrow. The arrows are made with high quality silicone and generate a Grip: IN action that does not allow any slipping inside the shoe. The fine silicone arrows are present not only on the sole of the foot but also in the strategic area of the heel. In this way they prevent the annoying lateral and vertical movements that occur inside the shoe when practicing 90% of sports.
- Greater comfort and protection of the foot and its arch;
- Extraordinary feeling of stability while running;
- Greater speed and explosiveness in the change of direction;
- Reduction of distortions caused by lateral displacement;
- Reduction of micro-movements that occur when practicing any sport;
- The Grip: IN action on the heel prevents blisters caused by the sock slipping on damp skin.
The specifications presented are certified by the Plus X Award jury which awarded the SOXPro Grip socks in the category ‘High Quality, Functionality and Ergonomics’. A great international recognition that underlines our brand’s commitment to guaranteeing the athlete quality, comfort and performance improvements thanks to the innovative SOXPro Anti-slip Grip Socks.