We all know grip socks are now vital pieces of kit that you need for every match. The modern game now means a lot of us are playing or training 3 or 4 days per week. Unless you’ve got your laundry schedule on top form, this means you need up to 4 pairs of fresh grip socks each week! The football season is also getting longer, often starting in July and running until the following April.
So keeping your grip socks fresh, is important when maintaining the grip and keeping the benefits of wearing them while you play. So how do you wash your grip socks to help them last longer? Read our simple guide below.
How to wash grip socks
To ensure the longevity and hygiene of your grip socks, it's essential to follow a proper washing and care routine. Start by turning the socks inside out to preserve the grip material and prevent it from wearing out too quickly. Use a gentle detergent and wash them in cold water (no higher than 40 degrees celsius). This helps to get the dirty and bacteria out of the material but prevents any shrinkage caused by hot water. It also helps the rubber grips last longer.
Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners, as they can break down the grip material and compromise its effectiveness. When it comes to drying, air-drying is the best option to maintain the elasticity of the sock and prevent any potential damage from high heat. Ensure that they are completely dry before wearing them again to prevent bacterial growth.
Maintaining your grip socks
Store your grip socks in a cool, dry place to maintain their shape and quality. Regularly inspect them for any signs of wear and replace them as needed to ensure optimal performance during your workouts.
Rotate them to help them last longer
One of the main reasons we offer 3 pairs of grips socks for the price of 2 is so that you can rotate your socks frequently so each pair has less wear and they last a little longer. The football season can be busy with 1-2 games per week along with another 1-2 training sessions. That's not including any runs or gym sessions you might wear them for.
And now you're ready to go! Look after them and you can benefit from the features of playing in them.
If you're in need of some fresh pairs, you can take advantage of our mix and match order below.
Good luck in your next game!