Old School Cool will always rule the diamond.
It's easy to see why stirrups are making such a bold comeback!
Baseball stirrup socks are making a
strong comeback and it's easy to see why. They look great, they're
affordable and only will they make your teamLOOK
like the pros it will make them FEEL
like the pros. If they feel like the pros they just might play
like the pros.
Stirrups socks have been around for many years and frankly the
technology involved in making them hasn't changed
all that much. They're not made of some space age yard, they
don't glow in the dark, they can't take out the trash and they
won't write you a doctors note so you can go to the game rather than
work. They will do something for you though. Make you look
good on the field. Your team will look better than your opponent.
Teams wearing those old fashion 2-in-1 stirrups or even worse plain old
solid color socks on the field just don't look like baseball.
By now you're probably eager to check out the different styles available
but be patient young grasshopper for there is much to learn about the
art of stirrup socks. OK not really if you want you can check out
this online catalog --->
CUSTOM STIRRUP SOCKS <--- right now but if you keep reading
you may pick up a few more tips. What do you have to lose?
This is America.... The United States... Land
of the Free, Home of the Brave. Where would we be without the
ability to choose our own style. Fact is there is probably one
stirrup pattern you will gravitate to right away. I can tell you
from sales experience that Featheredge is by far the most popular
pattern lately but trends change. I'd love to see a whole team outfitted
in the Ivy League but I have a feeling that's a bit too old school for
So in general there are a few basic styles of stirrup to choose
from. Each one has stripes and they are laid out in different
fashions. This makes things interesting. You can
play around trying to determine what color you want the stripes and
in which order. So even within your standard patterns you
customize the colors.
It's amazing really, think about it. If you have 30 colors to
choose from and there are 3 different colors to pick in the pattern
you like that's, let's see, 30 x 3, carry the 2, divide by seven,
flip the fraction... its 27000 possible color combinations.
OK, ok, don't get too excited- you probably only have 2 team colors
anyway so that's gonna narrow your options down. But I made
you think right? I have heard of teams ordering outrageous
color combinations for special tournaments, benefit games and alumni
matches so you may just get the chance to go nuts with the colors
Wait what about that part that turns the socks into stirrups?
off there is a big difference between a sock and stirrup other than
the actual stirrup cut at the bottom. Stirrup socks do not
have any fluff, no padding. They are designed to be worn over
the top of sanitary socks, which can be purchased in a cushioned
model. Baseball Stirrup socks are made of multiple layers of a
dense nylon material. But I digress.
To answer you questions, yes. Yes you get to select the
stirrup cut as well. There are many options but these days,
and not to steer you away from a traditional 9" cut, most people are
buying 4", 5" or 7" cuts rather than the longer 9" or 12" cuts of
the past. I guess the tradition al look of showing the
sanitary sock underneath is only important to around 40% of stirrup
wearing players. And hey why not- whether you get a 15"
cut or a 4" cut the price is the same so you might as well get as
much material as you can for your money I guess. As for me I'm
a traditionalist so sign me up for that nice 9" cut. Still
shows off the nice pattern I picked out, my team colors and the
contrast of the stirrup on a white sanitary socks just seems right
to me. You'll have to decide this one on your own...psssst....
go with the traditional 9" cut. What's that, nope I didn't say
anything. Must have been your
baseball conscious speaking.
So there you have it some basics about baseball and softball stirrup
socks. Now please by all means click on the link below to
start shopping for your custom stirrups today....or read just a
little more and find out about how to design your own completely
custom, made just for you and your team stirrup socks- stripe
size and placement, colors, cut it's all within your grasp just go