yea they are used to hold your socks up but they dont really work. i use tape around my thigh and skate lases to hold on my shinpads, im tired of wasting tape
I was sick of wasting tape also, so i bought some of the Bauer Velcro Shin gaurd straps and just use them outside my socks. They work pretty well, and were the price of two rolls. Totally worth it financially. don't know if it is weird, but it works
I double using them to keep my daughters Stroller together when not playing since the holding clip broke. I had an airline loader from Buffalo say "dude, that is A great idea, these things (strollers) never stay together. Damn clips are always broken!"