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Socks Rock Awesome Top 5 Custom Socks October 01 2019, 0 Comments

Start With America’s Past Time

Four of Socks Rock top custom socks are baseball socks, three being baseball stirrup socks. When looking for socks to outfit your team, remember many of Socks Rock custom socks can be knitted with your team colors, such as the Feather Edge Baseball sock. Three broad stripes of the same color run across the calf with thin stripes of another color shadowing. ProDRI Moisture-wicking fabric with anti-microbials helps reduce sweat and smell. Arch and ankle compression with seamless toe provide comfort and support. This is a single sock that can serve as basic, yet custom athletic socks.

Going Old School

But if your baseball team wants to go traditional with actual stirrup socks, check out our next three choices. The Ranger Stirrup (Pattern E) is decorated with one broad stripe and two thinner stripes above and below. Next comes the Cardinal Stirrup (Pattern I). Two medium-sized stripes are bordered by two stripes each, for a three-color sock. Finally, there is the Packer Stirrup (Pattern F). This design has three broad stripes with two thin stripes in between.

There are over forty colors to choose from for the two different stripes and the base stirrup color, this yields thousands of color combinations allowing the design of your custom athletic socks to be as unique as you’d like. The stirrups come in 4, 7, and 9-inch cuts and all socks are knee-high. The orders do not come with sanitary socks by default, so remember to add those to your order if so desired.

Something Other Than Baseball?

If you’re looking for custom athletic socks for another sport, Socks Rock has you covered. The Hyperion Custom Sock offers similar three color combinations. Computer-aided knitting can include text across the sock top and toe and your logo on the shin.  There are two color choices on the foot and front of the sock with a third on the back of the calf. Cushioning in the heel and the toe along with arch and ankle compression provide protection from impact and stability for the foot, reducing fatigue. Moisture-wicking stretch nylon keeps the foot dry to reduce blisters and control odor. Socks Rock isn’t just about appearance, but also the best foot protection technology for your players.

Sock lengths run from ankle and quarter, to crew and knee-high, covering just about any sport you are outfitting. Start the Build Your Own Process today and complete your team uniform with Socks Rock!

Custom Knitted Socks Or Printed Socks, Which Is Right For You? September 30 2019, 0 Comments

Printed Socks vs Sublimated Socks

Choices, Choices, Choices!

Modern technology has made customizing socks easier and more fun than ever. The options are limitless, but with so many options can come a little decision paralysis. Which exact options are good for you? When choosing between custom knitted or custom printed socks both have their particular strengths.

Knitted Socks vs Printed Socks

What Are The Differences?

Computer-controlled precision needles and optical sensors are key to the manufacture of knitted socks. Not merely an emblem embroidered onto an existing sock, today’s socks can actually have your logo or text knitted into the very fabric making the sock! Your digitally submitted design will be customized to suit your sock choice, then the knitting machine does the rest, made right to order.

Sublimation printing involves having your submitted image composed on specialized paper that is used to print the image to the fabric of your sock. Like an old school iron-on, but far more sophisticated, a heat press at a temperature of 400 degrees transfer your image onto the sock, putting your image right on your footwear.

What Are You Looking For?

Are you outfitting your sports team or customizing socks for your friends, family, workplace, or business? Consider all the factors that contribute to the makeup and design of your sock. Knitted socks offer a classic look even as they accommodate your team logo, colors, and even text. A wide selection of sock lengths made this a better choice for the various requirements of different sports. The sock knit will also have less distortion of your image when your sock is worn. Your yarn options include antimicrobial and moisture control, something critical for intense activewear like baseball, football, or basketball. And Socksrock has many exclusive styles all ready to incorporate your text and logo.

Sublimation printed socks have a greater range for design, colors, logo, text, and are even capable of utilizing picture images. You get calf only or full sock prints in striking color with eye-popping detail!  Style may be limited to knee-high and crew, you do have compression sock or regular fit options. Printed socks have a sleeker feel on the foot, due to the reduction of fuzz and yarn.

So for intense activewear consider knitted. Your customization options are impressive and Socksrock will create a sock that helps take care of your foot. For dazzling design, a striking, detailed print to advertise your business or just get people talking, Socksrock printed socks will get you the attention you’re looking for.

Baseball Socks- A Brief Timeline June 19 2017, 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered how teams got names like White Sox” and "Red Sox" if the socks aren’t even visible today? If you are a baseball fan you might have heard last year that the Major League Baseball has its own custom logo socks provider.  

Let’s have a look at the brief timeline of custom logo socks so that the next time you need to outfit your team with custom socks you will know how the socks have evolved over time: 

1840s and 1850s 

During this time the baseball teams used to wear long wool trousers that completely cover their socks.

1868

  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

The first knickers were introduced by the Cincinnati Club team that showed  the red socks of the players. It became so famous that the team changed their name to Cincinnati Red Stockings.

 

 

Late 1800s through early 1900s 

The knicker look became popular with the most successful teams. 

Circa 1910 

Colorfast dyes were not invented during this time and they had started resulting in infections and poisoning because of the wounds that the players had. The only solution at that point was to wear white under socks that were known as sanitary socks

 

1940s, 1950s and 1960s 

  During this time, players started pulling their stirrups higher that made the sanitary socks so visible that their ratio with colored socks was even.  

 

 

 

 

Late 1960s 

People started cutting the bottom of the stirrups and started sewing the fabric in. This caused an imbalance in the color-to-white ratio and caused the white to become more prominent.  

1970s and beyond 

Several custom logo socks were made during this era. Manufacturers responded to the demand and offered stirrups that had large openings that lead to the development of the ribbon stirrup, which was a solid color sock with contrasting strip of fabric down the side. The Ribbon Stirrups is still in high demand today.  

1978 

Coach Bill Wilhelm made all his players wear long pants that hid the socks. The style was known as "Clemson Cut" and was not noticed by fans or by many involved with baseball. 

1980s and 1990s

 

The socks changed from mostly colored to mostly white, so the players decided that moving their pants up was no longer needed. Trendsetters Ron Darling (Mets pitcher) and George Hendrick (Cardinals outfielder) were high profile players that implemented this style.

2000's 

 

Long pants became the fashion as well as the rule except for the players that wanted to stand out and be unique. Knickers have made a tremendous comeback for the Major leagues all the way down to Little leagues you can see players embracing what is considered the true look of baseball.  

 

We have made it our mission to help outfit teams for the look they want to achieve. We offer the highest quality sock on the market that will last your team for years. Let us know how we can help your team. 

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