The most practical function of wearing socks is to prevent shoes from grinding feet, so fundamentally speaking, the difference between sports socks and ordinary socks lies in the degree of every detail and the degree of adaptation to different sports characteristics.
Here is an example of badminton (basketball, tennis equivalent)——
The footsteps of badminton have a lot of sudden changes and stops, so the protection of the feet (anti-wear) becomes particularly important, and the most important thing to meet this attribute is to be thick, which is why basically all badminton enthusiasts love thick socks. .
So is it enough to be thick? If so. Then three pairs of ordinary socks sets, the effect is not the same.
This involves the second attribute, wrapping power
The thickness of a few pairs of socks is enough. In fact, the structure of the terry socks is different from the feeling of three pairs of flat socks. The structure of the terry determines that it can accommodate more air and space for buffering, so the foot feels better than a few. A pair of flat socks are much more comfortable.
If the tightness of several pairs of socks is not the same, it is easy to have various folds and the hidden danger of foot rubbing when playing, and if the socks are too loose, it is likely to slip off directly.
Therefore, professional badminton socks should have better wrapping power, that is, they have obvious covering and tightness when worn on the feet, so that the shoes and socks are more heeled and less likely to wrinkle and affect the feeling of the feet. It can even provide a certain amount of support to the ankle, and studies have shown that putting more pressure on the foot can promote blood return and enhance sports performance (this is the principle of compression stockings)
Then, the third attribute of a pair of excellent sports socks is derived from the wrapping force, durability or functional life.
In fact, the life span of sports socks is generally longer than that of ordinary socks.
Some people wear ordinary socks, which are short for three to five days, or three to five weeks long, and they will wear out the big toe or heel.
But if you wear terry sports socks, they won't wear out for three to five months.
For a pair of sports socks, the most impact on the life may be the wrapping power. Once the wrapping power is lost, the socks will not follow the foot, and even look like a sack on the foot.
This situation is the longest in inferior socks and various original orders and foreign trade factory goods that have been in stock for a long time. In short, many sports socks that seem to be of good quality, but the price is so low that this is generally the case. Wear your feet for a week or After a few months (the life span of a good spandex is at least in years), it changes without elasticity. It feels like it hasn't broken anywhere, but it's completely unsuitable.