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Why ShockSock?

SHOCK + SOCK

(shok) + (sok) = State-of-the-art socks that provide protection and support to players of all ages and all skill levels, giving them an extra edge to play an entire match without performance being sacrificed.

n.

1. SHOCK:

  • An encounter between two charging hostile forces.
  • A violent collision or impact; a heavy blow.  See Synonyms at collision.
  • The effect of such a collision or blow.
  • To come into contact violently, as in battle; collide.

2. SOCK:

  • pl. socks or sox (sks) A short stocking reaching a point between the ankle and the knee.
  • An insole put in a shoe, as to make it fit better

v.

shocked, shock·ing, shocks

v.tr.

     

  • To strike with great surprise and emotional disturbance.
  • To induce a state of physical shock in (a person).
  •  

To come into contact violently, as in battle; collide.

{French choc, from choquer, to collide with, from Old French chuquier, perhaps of Germanic origin.}

shock·sock·a·bili·ty

n. = The art of being well-protected

As the modern soccer ball leans more and more towards speed and agility, soccer shoes manufacturers have made the shoes lighter and lighter. Synthetic uppers have been introduced to reduce the weight, making the players’ feet more vulnerable to impact and other types of injuries.

Lightweight soccer shoes aren’t the only culprit here though. The number of games played is often disproportionate to the amount of rest the human body gets to recover from any stress it’s suffering. Intensive and poorly structured training regimes, in addition to training on artificial surfaces are also a contributing factor to it.

Professor David Barrett is a knee and sports injury specialist at the Southampton General Hospital in Southampton, England. He claims that the high-technology footwear increases foot speed and accuracy but lacks in protection. As more youth players or amateurs wear them, the hospitals are treating more players for metatarsal fractures.

 

Surgeons are seeing a lot more metatarsal injuries in patients, of the kind England stars David Beckham and Wayne Rooney have suffered in the past – and that is because of lightweight boots. Their introduction came about because professional footballers, particularly strikers wanted boots as lightweight as possible for foot speed.
When they kick through, the lighter the foot is, the easier it is to move it. But the players have no protection. Put simply, lightweight boots equals metatarsal injuries – Professor David Barrett

 

Metatarsal fractures may be acute or progressive injuries; usually, acute injuries are caused by trauma such as accidents or contact with other individuals, objects or surfaces; this type of injury is common in football as a result of contact with the studs of another player during a heavy tackle. Progressive injuries are often the result of repetitive actions which gradually apply increased pressure to the bone causing it to fracture; this is also commonly known as a stress fracture. Fractures of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th metatarsal are the most common types of metatarsal fracture.

This where the ShockSock comes in. The ShockSock is an innovative masterpiece for the competitive soccer player. This product will significantly lower the amount of metatarsal injuries caused by blunt force from physical contact in the sport of soccer. The ShockSock incorporates the comfort of a breathable compression sock with the protection of a shin-guard. The ShockSock is the only protective device in its category and will change the way we look at sports protection. Built for the elite by the elite, the Shock Sock is a must have for the serious player.

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