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JoelDali
03-20-2011, 07:12 PM
I noticed Ryan Harrison wearing these Nike socks with a large grey patch in the rear similar to the Nike Elite Basketball socks hes worn in the past.

Rafa was seen wearing these as well.

Anyone know what socks these are?

Definitely a new or PE sock.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5289/51950581.jpg

tennismonster
03-20-2011, 10:47 PM
That isnt the nike elite sock that nadal is wearing in the picture, the elite sock is actually a cushioned sock used for basketball that Harrison actually wears, theyre 12 dollars a pair though...

the elite sock has a more striped back not just a solid cushion back like nadal has in the picture

heres Harrison with them on:

http://i53.tinypic.com/2822gkp.jpg

Isner also wears the elite socks but they are hidden under his ankle braces but i distinctly saw him wearing them when i saw him practicing at Indian Wells last week.

VERY NICE SOCKS I MIGHT ADD THOUGH!

tennismonster
03-20-2011, 10:54 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/zbs7t.jpg

Berdych wears the same socks as rafa in the above pic

tennismonster
03-20-2011, 11:05 PM
not sure what he wore at the aussie open but i took the picture above when i went over to indian wells so it looks like hes back to the same socks as rafa

tennismonster
03-20-2011, 11:10 PM
for the OP i might have read your post to fast, the socks that rafa and berdych actually wear are just the regular cushioned socks that nike sells, i remember seeing one of my coaches where them in the past

tennismonster
03-20-2011, 11:15 PM
not sure for the name of nadal's sock but harrisons' are the Nike Dri-Fit Elite Basketball Crew Socks

laboule
03-20-2011, 11:55 PM
I have the socks which Nadal and Berdych use. They are my favorite socks by far. They are very thick and extra thick under the foot and by the heel. They are about equivalent to using two regular Nike socks like Federer does. They come in 1pair and are not stretchy/synthetic like the Dry Fit socks, I actually think they are 100% wool.

Problem is I cant find them for sale anymore :/

Fed Kennedy
03-21-2011, 12:41 AM
I scored 2 pair of a nike tennis sock that has a triangular stripe going up the shin...they are nice.

zasr4325
03-21-2011, 01:16 AM
my fave pair of socks is this green Nike pair from (i think) the 08 french open. Can't take a pic now, but nadal is wearing them in this training video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqXGVU5KoRQ
Although mine are slightly blueish after many moons of washing.

hcb0804
03-21-2011, 02:47 AM
I noticed Ryan Harrison wearing these Nike socks with a large grey patch in the rear similar to the Nike Elite Basketball socks hes worn in the past.

Rafa was seen wearing these as well.

Anyone know what socks these are?

Definitely a new or PE sock.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5289/51950581.jpg

No they are Nike Dri-Fit Tennis socks that are $8 a pair and sold at other online stores like the one in Cincinnati in the state of Ohio and the hole bird.
I have several pairs of them if you want to buy or trade for a pair of them email me.

hcb0804
03-21-2011, 04:31 AM
http://www.*******sports.com/nike-tennis-crew-sock/p/Sp09_SX3698/

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
These..............

zasr4325
03-21-2011, 04:41 AM
http://www.*******sports.com/nike-tennis-crew-sock/p/Sp09_SX3698/

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
These..............

replace the stars with M I D W E S T (obviously no spaces) y'all to get the picktchures socks. How do they feel? Could they be in contention for GSKOAT (GSocKOAT)?

hcb0804
03-21-2011, 05:20 AM
replace the stars with M I D W E S T (obviously no spaces) y'all to get the picktchures socks. How do they feel? Could they be in contention for GSKOAT (GSocKOAT)?

I think they are the best socks I have along with the Nike BB Elites. The Dri Fit tennis sock is very thick and plush, though not as thick as Thorlo L3. Definitely a contender for GSOXOAT!

JoelDali
03-21-2011, 05:35 AM
Damn, don't I feel stoopit.

:D

Never have seen these before to be quite honest.

JoelDali
03-21-2011, 05:38 AM
not sure for the name of nadal's sock but harrisons' are the Nike Dri-Fit Elite Basketball Crew Socks

I already mentioned that in the original post but if you want to repeat that Harrison wears the BB Elites a few more times, thats fine.

Bri-guy
03-21-2011, 06:00 AM
If I can add my two cents: I think they are Nike player exclusives. I believe they are the same socks as your black/lime US Open Nadal socks. Even though they are black, check the padding and you will notice the same area of support as Nadals in the picture. Plus, your PE Nadal socks aren't left right specific like those on MW sports. I posted pictures of the same socks in the rare apparel thread. Maybe I'll post a pic here later too. I could be all wrong though. Haha. :)

Cheers!

JoelDali
03-21-2011, 06:09 AM
If I can add my two cents: I think they are Nike player exclusives.

Agreed.

Nadal and Fed are paintjobs, nothing they wear is off the shelf from Niketown or M1dwest.

hcb0804
03-21-2011, 06:44 AM
If I can add my two cents: I think they are Nike player exclusives. I believe they are the same socks as your black/lime US Open Nadal socks. Even though they are black, check the padding and you will notice the same area of support as Nadals in the picture. Plus, your PE Nadal socks aren't left right specific like those on MW sports. I posted pictures of the same socks in the rare apparel thread. Maybe I'll post a pic here later too. I could be all wrong though. Haha. :)

Cheers!

Whatever................

SirGounder
03-21-2011, 07:10 AM
Another sock post. Anybody notice the current sock obsession on the boards?

JoelDali
03-21-2011, 07:40 AM
Another sock post. Anybody notice the current sock obsession on the boards?

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/misscrochet/Sock%20wool/jack.jpg

Bri-guy
03-21-2011, 02:46 PM
Whatever................

I'm not quite sure how to take that comment, with so many................................s, but hey, I'm just trying to be helpful.

Cheers…...........................

stringertom
03-21-2011, 03:11 PM
I replace insoles with custom orthotics which are firm and take extra space. As a result, I have to buy size 13 not 12 in Yonex. To fill the space, I double up on socks, mostly bought on the cheap at the Nike outlets. They carried BB-specific socks with select areas of cushioning that are the best socks to play tennis in. They come L/R specific and in 12-15 to help accomodate da big pigs on the bottoms of my legs. Wish I had more! Has anyone seen the ones referred to in previous posts at the outlets?Jack Sock was BB elite socked at his February Futures dates.

Odonnell
03-21-2011, 03:16 PM
Damn, don't I feel stoopit.

:D

Never have seen these before to be quite honest.

I do own two pairs of these. Really great socks. Soft and cushioned socks.

Fed Kennedy
03-21-2011, 03:22 PM
Been elite-ing for a couple weeks now, 1 pair vs my usually ******* double dri-fit, verry happy with the performance and styling.

As for the rafy socks, I think they look different than his janky old ones (non spandex nike basics) due to the greater heel patch.

I trust JD to get to the bottom of this.

stringertom
03-21-2011, 03:40 PM
Been elite-ing for a couple weeks now, 1 pair vs my usually ******* double dri-fit, verry happy with the performance and styling.

As for the rafy socks, I think they look different than his janky old ones (non spandex nike basics) due to the greater heel patch.

I trust JD to get to the bottom of this.

Fed, do you mean you trust JD to get to "the sole of the matter"?

JoelDali
03-21-2011, 04:43 PM
Its not that big of deal, seriously.

I'm looking for thick *** Nike socks like the Thorlo L3.

The BB Elites are thin. 1/3 the size of L3. Thinner than my 2 year old Dry Fits.

I want an L3 with a Nike swoosh and I want them now.

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/03/31/gal_wonka_denise_nickerson.jpg

hcb0804
03-21-2011, 06:33 PM
Its not that big of deal, seriously.

I'm looking for thick *** Nike socks like the Thorlo L3.

The BB Elites are thin. 1/3 the size of L3. Thinner than my 2 year old Dry Fits.

I want an L3 with a Nike swoosh and I want them now.

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2010/03/31/gal_wonka_denise_nickerson.jpg


JD, These are the Fit Dry Tennis socks, they are about as close to an L3 as you are going to get in a Nike sock. They are a little thicker and plusher than the BB Elites. I would compare them to Thorlo L2 in thickness.
These sure look like what Ralph and Berdy have on in the pictures to me.

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad171/hcb0804/002-3.jpg

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad171/hcb0804/001-4.jpg

JoelDali
03-21-2011, 06:40 PM
Yeah thanks buddy. I've got bunches of those still. Thicker than the Elites but half the size of the L3.

My feet are a mess so the L3 really help me. I wear black ones with my work clothes in fact.

Its all good. I will wear plain L3 with no swooshes for the time being. :)

Bri-guy
03-21-2011, 10:42 PM
Sorry HCB, I didn't mean to step on your toes regarding the socks (haha, that was funny!). I didn't realize that Nike's retail tennis socks had the same gray heel support area. I only have high quarters in that style sock, not the crew.

Furthermore, my high quarter sock felt different, maybe slightly more flexible and not as firm and my other Nike crew. I am not sure of your Nike crews, but it seems that my 2 pairs have a slightly different composition (besides the missing Dri-Fit marking and L and R specific socks). I am not sure if it is enough to make a difference, but hey, my feet notice. :) The crews are more supportive and I do not slide in them as much. Are they the same material make up as your crews? Then again, they are slightly older as well. I am curious! Joel, what was the make up of your Nadal black/lime crews? Still have one unopened?

Here are some pics:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5548926515_e0f9d5e143_z.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5133/5549506276_26e3d548fd_z.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5548924779_b4d36934df_b.jpg

Cheers!

hcb0804
03-22-2011, 03:24 AM
Sorry HCB, I didn't mean to step on your toes regarding the socks (haha, that was funny!). I didn't realize that Nike's retail tennis socks had the same gray heel support area. I only have high quarters in that style sock, not the crew.

Furthermore, my high quarter sock felt different, maybe slightly more flexible and not as firm and my other Nike crew. I am not sure of your Nike crews, but it seems that my 2 pairs have a slightly different composition (besides the missing Dri-Fit marking and L and R specific socks). I am not sure if it is enough to make a difference, but hey, my feet notice. :) The crews are more supportive and I do not slide in them as much. Are they the same material make up as your crews? Then again, they are slightly older as well. I am curious! Joel, what was the make up of your Nadal black/lime crews? Still have one unopened?

Here are some pics:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5548924779_b4d36934df_b.jpg

Cheers!



I don't mean to be a "heel" about it either (hahaha!).......

Also not to be confused with the Dri Fit tennis crew socks on the right in this picture (as sold here on TW) that are MUCH thinner and all synthetic versus the high percentage of cotton in the debated Ralpha and Berdy FitDry tennis sock on the left in the picture. Cheers to you!:)

http://i933.photobucket.com/albums/ad171/hcb0804/001-5.jpg

DCaicedo
03-22-2011, 06:48 AM
I scored 2 pair of a nike tennis sock that has a triangular stripe going up the shin...they are nice.

Same here. Have 2 pairs of the ones with the black "triangle" and one with the blue. Anyone know the name of them?

They were brought out during the 2007 or 2008 USO- whenever the Breathe Free IIIs came out.

They're kinda thin though. I wear them sporadically.

ci2ca
03-22-2011, 10:17 PM
Does anybody know where to get the nike elite basketball socks in a medium size in either white or black?

Fed Kennedy
03-22-2011, 10:55 PM
Try floot schlocker or spiketown my dude

ci2ca
03-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Tried that already haha. My best bet is ****. Medium nike socks are hard to find in stores generally.

shanx
03-24-2011, 02:07 PM
Tried that already haha. My best bet is ****. Medium nike socks are hard to find in stores generally.

i saw some at my local sport chalet, so maybe try there if you have one nearby.

ci2ca
03-24-2011, 07:49 PM
Sorry I meant the elites in a medium

shanx
03-24-2011, 08:49 PM
Sorry I meant the elites in a medium

i was talking about elites as well.

ci2ca
03-24-2011, 10:09 PM
Very cool. Where are you located?

Fed Kennedy
03-25-2011, 07:10 PM
gonna grab some blue elites for the blue 3.3 release. planning ahead for a criptastic summer.

tsongaali
05-07-2011, 06:12 AM
Anyone know what socks federer uses?

Six.One.Tour.90FAN
05-11-2011, 11:14 AM
http://www.tennis nuts.com/shop/other-sports-deparments/clothing-accessories/nike-clothing-accessories/nike-accessories/nike-dri-fit-tennis-crew-socks-687974.html

just remove the space and you'll see how how frustrated i am that they are only in small!

90

NIKEtennis94'
06-17-2011, 12:30 PM
nah, they aren't player exclusives I have a bunch of these

JoelDali
06-17-2011, 01:58 PM
nah, they aren't player exclusives I have a bunch of these

Thanks for clearing that up.

We all thought they were PE.

NIKEtennis94'
06-17-2011, 02:35 PM
Thanks for clearing that up.

We all thought they were PE.

wait if you arne't being sarcastic, I'm sorry...I just saw someone post that at the bottom of page one and thought that was the last post, I didn't see we were on page 3 until after I posted, sorry.

RFgallagher
06-22-2011, 05:19 PM
Does anyone know where I can get some of the Nike FitDry tennis socks in the united states.

lidoazndiabloboi
08-09-2011, 08:40 AM
I just picked up a pair of "Irregular" Nike FitDry tennis socks from the Nike outlet for $2.99. Got home, unwrapped the socks and both were L side. Hahaha Oh well, it still works

scraps234
08-09-2011, 09:06 AM
Does anyone know where I can get some of the Nike FitDry tennis socks in the united states.

There's different kinds... l r specific, regular dri fit like fed wears and dri fit on the foot butt cotton going up the ankle and shin I've seen the last at tjmaxx and nike outlet