Playing football can be hard for your socks, so you’ll want to make sure you grab the right ones. You should make your choice depending on how often you intend to use them. At the end of the day it’s about your comfort and the durability of the socks.
Occasional use (once a month)
If you are an occasional player, choose socks that is easy to put on and easy to remove. They don’t have to be tough socks that can see a lot of play because that’s not what they’re for. As long as they stay up and keep your shin pads on you’re good to go.
Regular use (once a week)
If you are a regular player, you’ll need socks that guarantees you optimum comfort. Go for breathable socks (make sure your boots are breathable too) with an elasticised bank at the ankle and arch of the foot, for increased comfort and support. It might be worth having multiple pairs of socks in case one has some damage on game day.
Intensive (more than once a week)
If you play intensively or on small surfaces (such as 5×5 or 2×2), you need socks that supports you and protects you from the friction caused by repeatedly running around the pitch. Opt for socks with several elasticized bands and reinforcements that will limit irritation and prevent blisters. Definitely worth picking up multiple pairs so that you can always have a clean set to use.