HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The Rink
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

The Rink For the not so ready for prime-time players, coaches, referees, and the people that have to live with them. Discuss experiences in local leagues, coaching tips, equipment, and training.

Socks

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-30-2012, 09:10 PM
  #26
MattB43
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 25
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockeymass View Post
This. The Vapor socks are extremely comfortable but they are surprisingly difficult to put on.
Oh ya, and DON'T dry them if you wash them
Mine stretched back out eventually but they looked like they'd fit my kid after they shrunk...

MattB43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-01-2012, 09:29 AM
  #27
ChiTownHawks
Registered User
 
ChiTownHawks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orland Park, IL
Country: United States
Posts: 1,288
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stickmata View Post
Yup, I found you gotta roll em down, slide the end on and then roll them out. Go on easy that way. Otherwise it's a bear.
This is a good idea. I also found that if I put them on before I leave for the rink it is easier then if I wait till I get there. I find that if my feet get even the least bit sweaty on the ride over then I could literally pull a muscle trying to put them on. If I do it before the drive over then I have no issues. The exception to that is the warmer months when I wear flip flops to the rink.

ChiTownHawks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-01-2012, 11:33 AM
  #28
Jarick
Doing Nothing
 
Jarick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 25,250
vCash: 500
Are those extra tight compression socks worth the extra cash over just regularly tight skate socks?

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-01-2012, 01:10 PM
  #29
lilphill23
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: North Attleboro, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 69
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Are those extra tight compression socks worth the extra cash over just regularly tight skate socks?
I like the Elite hockey ones due to the fact that they are like compressions shorts for your feet as i said earlier, hoever they are not overly tight or difficult to put on or take off. And at like 14 dollars they are not to tough on the wallet. I guess i also have the advantage of having a Monkeysports B&M down the road.

lilphill23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-02-2012, 03:18 AM
  #30
JaeTM
Registered User
 
JaeTM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 1,525
vCash: 500
Thanks for all the replies guys

I'll most likely end up getting either the Bauer's or the Easton's after seeing all the positive feedback on the two. Again, appreciate it!

JaeTM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-02-2012, 09:15 AM
  #31
shoeshine boy
Registered User
 
shoeshine boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 479
vCash: 500
do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of the soccer/football socks that you can buy at your local sports store for half the price of the "hockey specific" socks. I've owned both and I swear they seem the same to me so why pay more just because they say "Bauer" or Easton" on them?

shoeshine boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-02-2012, 11:17 AM
  #32
ChiTownHawks
Registered User
 
ChiTownHawks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orland Park, IL
Country: United States
Posts: 1,288
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoeshine boy View Post
do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of the soccer/football socks that you can buy at your local sports store for half the price of the "hockey specific" socks. I've owned both and I swear they seem the same to me so why pay more just because they say "Bauer" or Easton" on them?
Because it is a different sock. I have worn both the Bauer hockey sock and the tall soccer/football sock and found the hockey sock to be better. Why not pay the extra the 5-10 bucks to get a sock that many on here have had good luck with?

ChiTownHawks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-02-2012, 12:13 PM
  #33
Jarick
Doing Nothing
 
Jarick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 25,250
vCash: 500
Exactly. $15 a year for a pair of socks ($30 for two pair that you rotate) is not breaking the bank.

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-03-2012, 11:23 AM
  #34
shoeshine boy
Registered User
 
shoeshine boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 479
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChiTownHawks View Post
Because it is a different sock. I have worn both the Bauer hockey sock and the tall soccer/football sock and found the hockey sock to be better. Why not pay the extra the 5-10 bucks to get a sock that many on here have had good luck with?
I've had the exact opposite experience as you. depending on the soccer/football sock you pick up it is virtually the same sock. all I'm saying is try both. why pay twice as much if you don't have to?

shoeshine boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-03-2012, 11:47 AM
  #35
hockeymass
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 610
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoeshine boy View Post
I've had the exact opposite experience as you. depending on the soccer/football sock you pick up it is virtually the same sock. all I'm saying is try both. why pay twice as much if you don't have to?
What soccer/football sock? Can you show me exactly which sock is the same as both the Easton and Bauer sock (which are different)? I want to make sure I'm not wasting my money.

hockeymass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-03-2012, 12:06 PM
  #36
ChiTownHawks
Registered User
 
ChiTownHawks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orland Park, IL
Country: United States
Posts: 1,288
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoeshine boy View Post
I've had the exact opposite experience as you. depending on the soccer/football sock you pick up it is virtually the same sock. all I'm saying is try both. why pay twice as much if you don't have to?
Trying both is a great idea, although in that respect you are actually spending more money.

I'm just saying you should not be telling people not to get a certain pair just b/c you've had a good experience with something else. Certainly suggest it, but there is no reason to discount something else that a lot of people have had success with.

ChiTownHawks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 01:13 PM
  #37
shoeshine boy
Registered User
 
shoeshine boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 479
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockeymass View Post
What soccer/football sock? Can you show me exactly which sock is the same as both the Easton and Bauer sock (which are different)? I want to make sure I'm not wasting my money.
I *think* this is the Nike sock: http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=sh...84/pgid-530614
I buy mine at Sports Authority and sometimes Ebay if I can find what I'm looking for.
I previously wore the CCM Oxysock which was $20 a pair. imo, the Nike socks was the same material and same fit for half the cost. all in all "dri-fit" and "moisture-wicking" socks are all the same basic materials. soccer and football players need the same compression and protection from blisters as hockey players do.

shoeshine boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 01:28 PM
  #38
donkers*
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 410
vCash: 500
I wear my old rugby socks. Don't know how much they are though because they came with my kit.

http://www.jmsrugby.co.uk/Rugby_Wear...s/photo_medium

donkers* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 01:39 PM
  #39
hockeymass
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 610
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoeshine boy View Post
I *think* this is the Nike sock: http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=sh...84/pgid-530614
I buy mine at Sports Authority and sometimes Ebay if I can find what I'm looking for.
I previously wore the CCM Oxysock which was $20 a pair. imo, the Nike socks was the same material and same fit for half the cost. all in all "dri-fit" and "moisture-wicking" socks are all the same basic materials. soccer and football players need the same compression and protection from blisters as hockey players do.
That's honestly not that close to the Bauer version. The Vapor socks have a padded ankle and a vented top and are also 5 bucks cheaper than those socks.

hockeymass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 01:40 PM
  #40
hockeymass
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 610
vCash: 500
I just saw that the price is for 2 pairs. They're still not the same sock. Not all compression socks are the same. I've worn the basic ones and the Vapor ones are better for skates.

hockeymass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 02:48 PM
  #41
Stickmata
Registered User
 
Stickmata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,489
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoeshine boy View Post
I *think* this is the Nike sock: http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=sh...84/pgid-530614
I buy mine at Sports Authority and sometimes Ebay if I can find what I'm looking for.
I previously wore the CCM Oxysock which was $20 a pair. imo, the Nike socks was the same material and same fit for half the cost. all in all "dri-fit" and "moisture-wicking" socks are all the same basic materials. soccer and football players need the same compression and protection from blisters as hockey players do.
I'm all for saving money, but just because socks have the same materials doesn't make them the same. I've worn every dry fit type of sock under the sun and they're all different. Different weave, different thickness, different reinforcment, venting, etc. They're not the same. And given the fact that Nike is just as premium a brand as Bauer, I have a hard time believing that all your paying extra for in the Bauers is the name. The Bauer Vapors are a hockey specific sock and you notice it in the fit, feel, cushioning and breathability.

By the way, the Bauers and Eastons are both dry fit materials and they are totally different socks.

Stickmata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 03:01 PM
  #42
Trevor3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Stephenville - YJT
Country: Canada
Posts: 219
vCash: 500
Personally, I prefer to save the money of fancy sport socks and wear my normal everyday socks in my skates. Honestly, one way or the other is not going to make a difference in your play unless you mentally believe you will be a slower skater with normal socks on your feet.

Trevor3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 03:04 PM
  #43
Jarick
Doing Nothing
 
Jarick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 25,250
vCash: 500
Normal socks are thick and hold moisture. They can screw up how the skates fit and your comfort. Even a $3 pair of dress socks are better than regular cotton socks.

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 03:05 PM
  #44
hockeymass
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 610
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trevor3 View Post
Personally, I prefer to save the money of fancy sport socks and wear my normal everyday socks in my skates. Honestly, one way or the other is not going to make a difference in your play unless you mentally believe you will be a slower skater with normal socks on your feet.
I prefer to be comfortable and spend 15 bucks a year to not have crusty sweaty everyday normal socks. To each his own.

hockeymass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 03:12 PM
  #45
ChiTownHawks
Registered User
 
ChiTownHawks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orland Park, IL
Country: United States
Posts: 1,288
vCash: 500
I wish normal cotton socks worked as well as the Bauer socks do for me, but you guys talking about saving money are making it seem like these are $50 socks. They are $18 and when you consider that in the grand scheme of hockey equipment it is a drop in the bucket.

ChiTownHawks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 03:31 PM
  #46
Jarick
Doing Nothing
 
Jarick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 25,250
vCash: 500
Yep. I spent $425 on my skates, I'm not afraid to spend $15 on some socks.

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-04-2012, 04:06 PM
  #47
ChiTownHawks
Registered User
 
ChiTownHawks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orland Park, IL
Country: United States
Posts: 1,288
vCash: 500

ChiTownHawks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2016 All Rights Reserved.