Tennis socks: The ultimate debate...

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by JRProstaf9, Sep 14, 2007.

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What kind of socks do you prefer?

  1. Traditional tube sock

    29.3%
  2. The ankle/golfers sock

    43.1%
  3. Depends on my mood I'll wear both

    12.1%
  4. Bethanie Mattek is my idol and I rock the knee highs

    5.2%
  5. I really don't care

    10.3%
  1. JRProstaf9

    JRProstaf9 Rookie

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    Now I'm sure this topic (however ever cheesy or moot as it may seem) has probably been run through the ringer here on TW but I couldn't find anything and its a something that all players (men, women, adults, juniors, low level, and high level) can associate with... Its something that everyone deals with and has to address whether in terms of function, style, or personal preference. It can have as much of an affect on your game as it does your own sense of personality and with out a doubt you just can do w/out them.... I'm talking about socks ofcourse.

    This is probably more food for thought on the mens side than it is the womens (or is it) but whats the deal/preference on wearing the traditional tube sock that goes up to your calf vs the ankle or low cut socks that hit below or right above your ankle bone???

    Even in the pro ranks theres seems to be the general consensus... but with guys like mardy fish (and in his last year on tour agassi) rock the ankle (or sometimes called golfers) socks v's the federers who wear the tube socks pulled up to the their calf... then you have guys like rafa who does the best of both worlds and pulls his tube socks down to his ankles....

    Is it a style thing? Is there a purpose? Whats your preference and why?
     
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  2. MTChong

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    Skin Cancer.
     
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  3. JRProstaf9

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    interesting concept but ok...
     
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  4. BreakPoint

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    Nobody wears "tube" socks anymore. The socks that go halfway up your calf are "crew" socks.

    "Tube" socks are socks that have no top nor bottom and no heal so that you can wear them any which way - just pull them on in any orientation. They were popular in the 70's and 80's but they never fit right so they became extinct.
     
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  5. JRProstaf9

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    eh details... but good catch and point taken :D
     
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  6. Azzurri

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    I bet you still have a few tube socks somewhere......:p
     
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  7. Capt. Willie

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    LOL I was thinking this as I read the OP....most people I know, including myself, wear crew socks.
     
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  8. Capt. Willie

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    Actually, I do. :) I have a pair with the old adidas trefoil logo.
     
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  9. tbini87

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    u wear ankles socks with a pair of crew socks over them... and can go either way. i like them both.
     
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  10. Zets147

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    aye i do this. also, black socks = A+
     
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  11. Joseph Bayot

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    I like the ankle socks because the crew socks just don't feel comfortable to me, going all the way up to the calf, kinda the same thing with wristbands for me. Also, there's that tan line I don't like getting.

    -Joseph
     
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  12. Azzurri

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    You don't wear them..do you?:confused:
     
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  13. tbini87

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    i actually also like that crew socks absorb sweat that runs down my legs. i hate having sweat running down my legs to my ankles, and crew socks stop it at the calf.
     
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  14. Zets147

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    alright! I just got 9 pairs of black quarter socks for $6 today woot woot.
     
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  15. blitzmage_89

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    socks are just as important as the shoe hehe. But i dont buy those expensive adidas socks they're just a piece of cloth for heaven's sake. I buy a 10 pairs of ankle socks for $4 from the factory my dad knows of.
     
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  16. Azzurri

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    EEEWWW! That's kinda gross. I have never even heard of that. Maybe you could wear two pairs of tighty whities...:p
     
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  17. xtremerunnerars

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    I hope you're kidding.

    Ankle socks 98% of the time here.
     
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  18. Capt. Willie

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    Once in awhile. When I'm going for the retro/throwback look.
     
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  19. Zets147

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    damn 10 pairs for $4!!!! You got me beat. I salute you.
     
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  20. Ethan

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    ankle socks FTW if u don't want an even uglier sock tan when playing tennis that reaches up to ur knees
    i only wear traditional tube socks when it snows ;P
     
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  21. me is bored

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    i wear whatever is available
     
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  22. Azzurri

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    do people throw rocks at you?:D
     
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  23. TheShaun

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    i rock the target c9 no shows in the thinnest material as possible. love em for any athletic activity i do.
     
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  24. Loco4Tennis

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    walmartt chepos is where-its-at :)
    any white sock for me, as long as their is no hole on the big toe, hate it when the toe pops out of the sock in mid play :-(
    rather pick up the right kind of racquet, then the wrong kind of sock :)
    if someone calls me on it, i tell them that federrer is sporting them, and off they go to find out :)
     
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