In response, a Montreal company called Intelligent Apparel has designed 2 new protective sport socks: Tactics Armoured Skate Socks and Armoured Hockey Socks
“Our goal was to develop a skate sock that would perform and protect at the highest level of sport."
- Marshall Ferneyhough, director of sales for Intelligent Apparel.
Using Kevlar and two other technologically advanced fabrics available, Intelligent Apparel believes that Tactics Armoured Skate Socks are the most innovative foot sock in hockey today. Kevlar fabric provides 360° cut protection throughout the entire sock.
By knitting a Kevlar lining inside a sport-mesh polyester outer shell, Intelligent Apparel has created a cut-resistant hockey sock - the first of its kind. Vertical stretch and lateral compression characteristics combine to offer uninhibited mobility and a snug equipment fit. A polyester outer layer is sublimation ready for limitless graphic creativity.
I'm curious how light they are and how they breath compared to old-school socks. If I get ahold of a pair I'll let you know!