Remember those bizarre hockey socks from the World Juniors?

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  1. kurt

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    What's up with those? The socks the Americans, Swiss, and other countries wore, with the vertical stripe down the shin. It looked like something was attached on the outside of the sock. Maybe there was something attached. I couldn't really tell.

    Anyway, what was the purpose of these things? Just a new style? A new fad, a-la Breathe Rights and Gatorade gum? Will we see these socks in the Olympics?
     
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    I think so.
     
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    will we see a link in this thread?
     
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    it doesn't even look like they're wearing socks, it just looks like they painted their shinpads
     
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    man, those are FUGLY! :eek:
     
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    Those are ugly, I don't see a reason to it either. What was wrong with the old uniforms?
     
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    Perhaps Reebok thought they were ugly?
     
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    I don't know what Reebok's thinking. From what I've seen of the new uniforms there's no difference in any of the teams' new jersey designs, and the socks are just, bad. If they looked a little different from team to team maybe I wouldn't have as big an issue with it.
     
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    Wait a minute. Aren't these new formfitting uniforms from Nike?
     
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    Unfortunatly yes. Doctor says I'll probably forget them after my next head injury though.... ;)
     
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    Sock style

    Is this news to people? Several countries were wearing this style of hockey sock at the World Junior tournament. It's old news! :sarcasm:

    I guess the tournament doesn't get much coverage outside of Canada, so behold! ;)

    Personally, I think the socks look terrible. Call me a traditionalist, but I can't stand the look of these things. There may be some potential for vertical stripes, but they missed the mark here.
     
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