You may think of socks as a piece of clothing, but over the years, it has become just as big as sneakers to many young kids and hoopers. Socks have become more of a fashion statement for some, but they still offer moisture wicking and extra cushioning for those who seek performance. Along with a nice ball, slides, duffel bag, sneakers, and perhaps a ball pump, extra pairs of socks are always great to have with you on court.
Today I picked up a pair through Nikestore.com to see if it was worth the hefty thirty dollars. Right off the bat, the beautiful designed sock was a tad short of what I wanted it to be. It doesn’t go high up the calves as the Nike Hyper Elite socks which is a bummer since they are almost twice as expensive. Nevertheless, i’m very happy with it, yet at the end of the day, it’s just a sock.
Is it worth the $30? I would say no. I believe the price tells us to buy it because it’s more expensive and specifically made for a certain colorway. It doesn’t add more cushioning than regular Elite socks or is more wicking. Then again I haven’t hooped in them so i’ll update you all once I do. Check out the video above to hear more of my thoughts.
Stay tuned in the future for I will be discussing the performance aspect of socks and if it really matters when you’re playing on court. I will also let you guys know my favorite sock to play in so make sure you keep it on lock here on Kicksologists.com