Socks are an important part of the equipment for every soccer player. They are available in many different sizes and as a model with and without socks, so that the right equipment can be found for your child.
All important information about soccer socks for kids can be found in our checklist. We have put together a great selection of different soccer socks in our product recommendations.
The best soccer socks for children:
Checklist: Soccer Socks for Children
- Stay socks have an elastic connection, i.e. a rubber band, under the foot. This is called a web. Bridge socks are cheaper and easier to put on.
- Sock socks are also called stocking socks and are firmly connected to the stocking or sock. In this case, your child does not need to wear additional socks. The cushioning is better than with stay socks, but they are difficult to take off, especially for small children.
- Young children often have problems putting on and taking off sock socks on their own. F-youth to D-youth is usually better off with stay socks.
- There’s another reason for wearing stay-up socks for younger children: Your child can still be quite particular about the design of his socks and stockings during kindergarten and elementary school. Sometimes it just has to be Bob the Builder or Paw Patrol. You won’t find that on socks. Underneath the socks your child wears the lucky favorite socks, with which every goal is guaranteed!
- Older children, i.e. from D-youth onwards, will do well with the better padded socksocks. In youth soccer, the socks are then usually ordered to match the jersey.
- It is important that there is still enough room in the soccer shoe: the stay is perceived as uncomfortable, especially if the shoe fits very tightly. Young children grow out of their shoes and socks very quickly. So you have the choice of buying longer growing stay socks and perhaps a larger pair of soccer shoes a little more often. Or you can buy new socks more often, because the old ones don’t fit anymore, and additionally (but not quite as often) new soccer shoes. Whether this, on a youthful soccer career, takes much in the end, is hard to say.
- Look for non-slip rubber studs on the sole. These studs prevent the foot from slipping inside the soccer shoe. Teenage and adult players in particular will appreciate this – but little goal scorers, who sometimes get shoes that are a little too big, will benefit from it too!
- If your child is to wear socks in the club color, stay-put socks are usually the better choice. They can be ordered to match the jersey. Otherwise, look for socks in one color. If something breaks, it’s easier to reorder single-color socks in a particular color.
- Socks should always be breathable. That’s why most manufacturers use artificial fibers. Children often find this comfortable, too, because the socks don’t soak up sweat and allow at least some air to reach their legs. At the same time, the fibers keep the muscles warm.
- A good fit is important: Let your child try on the socks and bounce a bit with them. They must not slip, but should not cut into the shins. By the way, the size depends on the shoe size: children with shoe size 30 also wear socks in size 30. If necessary, check the manufacturer’s size chart.