Ever found your kids getting annoying blisters after playing basketball, from wearing too thin of socks? Are your kids tired of wearing 2 pairs of socks while playing basketball?
Or even worse, constantly sprain their ankles with regular basketball socks?
The solution is at hand (foot?) for you both!
Basketball players have to jump stop, make random pivots, do tight turns and run really fast, to be at the best during a basketball game. Regular socks just aren't made for that type of stress! You need professional basketball socks!
This is why Titan Tech teamed up with the world's best Sports Science Research Center to develop 5 patented sock knitting technologies (science and socks!) to enhance performance and reduce injuries, and to put them into the Titan Elite Quarter High Basketball Socks.
The socks aren't just for basketball though! We wanted to try them for Irish dancing, and Miss Grace also commented how they would be good for running too.
Figure-Eight Ankle Support
With high elastic fabric from the arch to ankle in a figure-eight shape; the figure 8 provides outstanding support to the arch, enhances ankle stability and reduces plantar pressure. You can see a closeup below.
Forefoot Pivot Cushion
The design aims to release suffering of the forefoot joint from shear force and vertical falling force. The thick terry cushion on the pivot point can decrease the possibility of blisters and calluses. You can see a closeup below that it covers a wide area, to cover you no matter which way you jump.
Heel Shock Absorbing Cushion
The thick terry knit in toe and heel areas works to strengthen the function of shock absorbing and decrease a great deal of foot pressure from landing, turning around and sudden cutting. You can see from closeup above HOW much padding there is!
Solid Arch Support
The annular design in arch area provides extra support to prevent over-pronation, lessen fatigue of the feet and enhance the performance. you can see how wide it is in the picture above.
Dorsum (top of the foot) Protection
The cushion on the instep protects the dorsum and decreases the discomfort caused by the dorsum rubbing against the under surface of the shoes.You can see in the closeup below how much is covered.
Toe and Ankle Mesh Knitting
The mesh around the toe and ankle provide maximum air flow and breathability. This keeps your feet dry throughout the game and provides better grips of your shoes. You can also see in the picture above about how there is PLENTY of room for your toes to move, unlike other sports socks!
The high denier nylon material provides great coverage that prevents the foot from rubbing, sliding and the chance of getting blisters. the socks also are marked Left (L) and Right (R), so you get the proper placement of all of the above coverage!
The Titan Elite Quarter High Basketball Socks are available in black and white, mens/womens sizes.
Note, these seem to run SMALL. I ordered a Medium (US Men's Shoe Size: 5~6.5 & Women's Shoe Size: 4~7.5), which should have perfectly fit Miss Grace, as she is wearing a size 2. But as you can see, while they fit pretty well in length, toes and width, the heels didn't quite line up right. She claimed they were too tight on the top of the ankle and made her itch immediately. So you may want to consider how they fit her, when ordering. They are also VERY snug over the top of the foot and that might be another reason to up size, if you are on the line between sizes.
Overall, Miss Grace declared the socks comfy for her feet for Irish dancing, as the extra padding really helped keep her feet from being tired. Their dance ghillies usually have a bare minimum of padding, so any sock padding is very welcomed! But the tightness on the ankle was an issue for her, as in Irish dancing the ankle has to be flexible, and she didn't feel the cuff gave her enough flexibility. For basketball, the tightness might provide better ankle support. I would probably order a size up next time, and she would be fine.We both agreed these are excellent for sports, and really help keep your feet from getting so tired, and your feet can really breathe in the socks.
So if you are looking for basketball socks (or other sports) for your kids, or yourself,
be sure to check out these technology driven socks from Titan today!