HFBoards

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

Skate socks, protection from the blade cuts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-03-2015, 03:19 PM
  #1
Bbddll
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 17
vCash: 500
Skate socks, protection from the blade cuts

The Flyers Claude Giroux received a nasty cut last night from an opponents skate blade. He had on protective Kevlar skate socks luckily.

Currently, I play at a pretty decent level for adult (over 40) hockey three times a week. I have used Smithwick socks for years, never really thinking about getting cut by a skate blade. But they do not offer cut protection.

Does anyone have a preference for these types of protective socks? Bauer, Warrior, Graf etc....

I am planning to go with over the calf cut resistant sock, you never know what may happen.

Thanks for any input.

Bbddll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-03-2015, 05:37 PM
  #2
AIREAYE
Moderator
 
AIREAYE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: China
Posts: 3,719
vCash: 500
I like the Bauer Elite kevlar socks (the ones Giroux wore) because they have the 37.5 moisture evaporating material, it's really good.

AIREAYE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-03-2015, 06:29 PM
  #3
VaughanBender72
Burn The Boats
 
VaughanBender72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 304
vCash: 493
yeah definitely go with the kevlar socks better to invest 30$ in socks than get your Achilles tendon cut.

VaughanBender72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-04-2015, 12:50 PM
  #4
The Tikkanen
Pest
 
The Tikkanen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Yorba Linda
Country: United States
Posts: 6,512
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to The Tikkanen
I have 4 pairs from different brands. Tuff n lite are my favorite, the material they use is the most comfortable for me. Least favorite is the Reebok protective only because the material around the foot isn't that comfortable. But for beer leaguers this seems like a piece of equipment that needs to be in your bag. I know a lot of hockey guys are tough or they like certain things and will not change what they currently use but the likelihood of a regular guy off the street getting his achilles sliced and returning 100% is slim. Also remember the material these companies use will last a lot longer than the average skate sock or tube sock so if you're balking at paying $30 for a pair of socks these may be the last pair of socks you buy. IMO, it's worth the investment knowing every time I step on the ice I've done what I can to try to prevent certain injuries.

The Tikkanen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-04-2015, 06:45 PM
  #5
Rookie109
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 85
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by AIREAYE View Post
I like the Bauer Elite kevlar socks (the ones Giroux wore) because they have the 37.5 moisture evaporating material, it's really good.
I have those very same ones, I don't notice them once I'm playing a game; it's good to know I'll be safe just in case a freak accident were to occur.

Rookie109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-04-2015, 08:52 PM
  #6
Bbddll
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 17
vCash: 500
I did pickup a pair of the Bauer Elite socks today, $39. Not worried about the cost, just want to do what I can to stay safe....thanks for the input..

Bbddll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-04-2015, 10:51 PM
  #7
The Tikkanen
Pest
 
The Tikkanen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Yorba Linda
Country: United States
Posts: 6,512
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to The Tikkanen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bbddll View Post
I did pickup a pair of the Bauer Elite socks today, $39. Not worried about the cost, just want to do what I can to stay safe....thanks for the input..
They also make cut resistant hockey socks now too.

The Tikkanen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-04-2015, 11:12 PM
  #8
AIREAYE
Moderator
 
AIREAYE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: China
Posts: 3,719
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Tikkanen View Post
They also make cut resistant hockey socks now too.
Yeah, the Elites are the cut resistant ones...

AIREAYE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-05-2015, 09:07 AM
  #9
PlayoffBeard365
Registered User
 
PlayoffBeard365's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 220
vCash: 500
I use these http://www.hockeymonkey.com/gladiato...ut-resist.html


Gladiator - cut resistant hockey (not skate) socks. Only $20.

PlayoffBeard365 is online now   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 11:54 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.