Why Do Soccer Players Have Holes in Their Socks?
If you’ve been watching any 2022 World Cup games, you’re sure to notice that many of the players have holes in their socks. Was it because the material cheap? Nope. The holes are there on purpose.
The actual reason why players have holes in their socks is to reduce pressure on their calf muscle. Traditionally, soccer socks are very snug and restrictive. Sometimes this can lead to poor blood flow.
To avoid fatigue and potential injury, soccer players have resorted to cutting holes in the back of their socks. An alternative is wearing shorter socks like England’s Jack Grealish.