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03-24-2010, 03:46 PM
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Reebok Edge SX100 Retail socks

So I received my pair of navy RBK SX100 mesh socks today, which are VERY lightweight compared to the typical sweater hocky socks from CCM.

The only issue so far is that the velcro tab is on the front of the sock only - the "pro" version of these socks have no tabs at all, so I guess Reebok just expects the wearer to use sock tape, not an acceptable option for me.

As a faithful wearer of loose-fit jock shorts with the velcro tabs on the front and back, I brought the socks to my local tailor to sew velcro hang-tabs on the back of each sock so I could attach them more securely to the shorts.

Out of curiousity has anyone else used these socks and if so, was using the front tab sufficient to keep them from sagging or falling down completely during a game?

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03-24-2010, 04:14 PM
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Most people have issues with the front only velcro. Sizing also annoys a fair number, they have tiny or huge sizes.

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I'll look for them and might try them and let you know what I think. I don't think my LHS carries them though.

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So I received my pair of navy RBK SX100 mesh socks today, which are VERY lightweight compared to the typical sweater hocky socks from CCM.

The only issue so far is that the velcro tab is on the front of the sock only - the "pro" version of these socks have no tabs at all, so I guess Reebok just expects the wearer to use sock tape, not an acceptable option for me.

As a faithful wearer of loose-fit jock shorts with the velcro tabs on the front and back, I brought the socks to my local tailor to sew velcro hang-tabs on the back of each sock so I could attach them more securely to the shorts.

Out of curiousity has anyone else used these socks and if so, was using the front tab sufficient to keep them from sagging or falling down completely during a game?
would you honestly notice ANY difference when you're playing?

Due to the texture of the EDGE socks, its logical to assume that they offer less 'grip' when you fall/slide and as a beginner (no offence, I do my share of shotblocking/falling too ) it would be better to have more 'grip' form the CCM socks IMO

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would you honestly notice ANY difference when you're playing?

Due to the texture of the EDGE socks, its logical to assume that they offer less 'grip' when you fall/slide and as a beginner (no offence, I do my share of shotblocking/falling too ) it would be better to have more 'grip' form the CCM socks IMO
You do. You'll notice a difference the first time you use 'em, and after you get used to them you'll realize just how hot the old ones are the first time you wear old ones again.

And I can't speak for the retails, but it is a little more slide when you fall in the pro ones. On the plus side of that, you don't get socks tearing apart at the knee from the abrasion. Again, can't speak for the retails there.

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nope...they didn't have them at the LHS. I looked tho.

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You do. You'll notice a difference the first time you use 'em, and after you get used to them you'll realize just how hot the old ones are the first time you wear old ones again.

And I can't speak for the retails, but it is a little more slide when you fall in the pro ones. On the plus side of that, you don't get socks tearing apart at the knee from the abrasion. Again, can't speak for the retails there.
I dug out my CCM Supra hockey pants and went with my regular hockey socks for a couple of sessions recently after being used to roller hockey pants which have venting on the back and mesh down the back of the legs.

You are correct, I had forgotten how hot regular socks get. I'll be wearing my roller hockey pants tomorrow when I play again.


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You do. You'll notice a difference the first time you use 'em, and after you get used to them you'll realize just how hot the old ones are the first time you wear old ones again.

And I can't speak for the retails, but it is a little more slide when you fall in the pro ones. On the plus side of that, you don't get socks tearing apart at the knee from the abrasion. Again, can't speak for the retails there.
Knit => EDGE => retail Edge => Swift

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I dug out my CCM Supra hockey pants and went with my regular hockey socks for a couple of sessions recently after being used to roller hockey pants which have venting on the back and mesh down the back of the legs.

You are correct, I had forgotten how hot regular socks get. I'll be wearing my roller hockey pants tomorrow when I play again.
What?? You'll look like a meathead wearing roller hockey pants playing ice hockey.

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Someone told me that the velcro tabs are to be used in conjunction with the RBK 9K pants, hence the placement.

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Someone told me that the velcro tabs are to be used in conjunction with the RBK 9K pants, hence the placement.
I saw that mentioned on modsquadhockey after starting this thread.

That does seem rather strange on Reebok's part, the number of people with that pants model, let alone reebok pants in general, is small relative to the entire ice hockey playing public, who has a choice of some 8-12 manufacturers. Why they would make the product functionally suitable for only one pants model is rather poorly thought out, IMO.

It's not as if I going to say, "ok, for a $22 pair of socks, I will ditch my very comfortable $120 Tacklas for Reebok pants".

I just sank another $20 into the socks as I'm having my local tailor add velcro on the back. If CCM or someone else eventually makes a competing product that is more functional, I would certainly look to buy it.

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What?? You'll look like a meathead wearing roller hockey pants playing ice hockey.
But he'll have a really hard shot.

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What?? You'll look like a meathead wearing roller hockey pants playing ice hockey.
Someone needs to go read the "chirped at" thread about my wearing rollerhockey pants.

Hockey is such a fashion show for sure. It is a good thing I don't play like a meathead.

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I wear the rbk socks with my loose fit shock doctor jock/short. I only use the front velcro and have had NO problem with them falling down. the only place I tape my socks around the shin pad.

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I heard that you are supposed to use a sock girdle to hold them up (from the Wolfpack equip manager). I use the pro stock sx100's since I got them and I can't really tell a difference but I have new shin pads that need to go over the Skate so I either have to buy this girdle, go back to my old socks, or sew velcro like the OP which is a great idea

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I wear the rbk socks with my loose fit shock doctor jock/short. I only use the front velcro and have had NO problem with them falling down. the only place I tape my socks around the shin pad.
Same here, there is no need to get more velcro put on. Using the front tabs is fine. Many people I know have no issues what so ever. They are great socks that keep you nice and cool.

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Okay, so my team got custom jerseys and I'm looking to get some matching EDGE socks. First off, how is the durability on these? Second, is about sizing. I'm about 5' 9.5" (14" shin) and was debating between senior or junior size. Typically I wear adult (28") knitted socks that fit perfectly after they shrink a bit.

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They don't have velcro tabs because most pros/people who buy them use garters and not velcro pants. I use the loose jock too but I still use normal old knit socks, however if I ever got those nice thin Edges then I would probably go over to a loose jock + garter combo.

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I use a RBK jock with velcro on the front and back of the leg, the RBK socks stick to it just fine. I'm 6 ft tall and I've never been able to use the velcro tab on the RBK socks, I think I'd have to be about 6 foot 4 for it to line up with my upper thigh.

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Any word on recent third jersey SX100 socks? Local play it again sports guy told me July, but then they closed down. Can't find much on the internet. Looking for Minnesota Wild 3rd jersey SX100 socks.

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Any word on recent third jersey SX100 socks? Local play it again sports guy told me July, but then they closed down. Can't find much on the internet. Looking for Minnesota Wild 3rd jersey SX100 socks.
You ever get a response for this question? HockeyMonkey has most of the third jersey socks now.

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Third socks have been available for a while now through places like TotalHockey.net. I heard RBK was putting out an intermediate size of the retail version, anyone see em'?

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hockey tron has the same style sock for $8....got a pair because i bought a pair of the edge socks 2 years ago and have used them just about every time i have played since and they are still going strong....a few small holes but unlike the knits the whole doesnt keep growning until 1 sock becomes 2...and as far as the front velcro, it works great for me and have never had a issue with them or even had to mess with it.

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Not a big deal. I bought a pair this year. I just toss a strip of socktape between the knee pad and my pants. IT was weird the first time I did it but I don't even notice it now.

I can tell you with or without velcro, I wont be going back to knit. The RBKs are lighter and keep you cool.

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Just ordered a pair, looking forward to using these. Not been able to find a shop in the UK that stocks anythign but the itchy **** socks.

Hopefully 10 days they will be here with Tech Sox socks

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