Over the Knee Umpire Socks
San Marcos, CA
Have done dozens of plate games in these socks, they are wearing well, haven't had any abnormal heel, toe, or calf wear issues. They prevent shin guard strap rub and allow use of compression shorts instead of full length tights. I will buy again when these wear out.
Great product and price. First year umpiring, only had tights to start the year. As it's getting warmer, thought I'd give these a try. I'm a little over 5'9" and these come up about 3 inches over my knee. Seem like good quality socks that should last more than one season. Personally, I like wearing a little thinner sock but these aren't bulky, about like your average athletic sock. Highly recommend!
I purchased two pairs of these socks to go along with my two pairs of Under Armour socks (more time between washes). These socks start off great, but did not last a season. They are not durable enough to handle plate work. The bottoms wear out and black little fuzzies are all over the inside of my shoes and my basement floor. One pair ripped in the calf area yesterday while pulling them on. Meanwhile, my four-year old Under Armours are still working great. Do not recommend.
Loved the length of the socks to go above the knee for shin guard strap protection, but they wore out way to quickly in the heel. Also had some rubbing on the top of my toes from plate shoes due to lack of padding there.
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