How to Fold Soccer Socks: Everything You Need to Know

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Written by Daniel Pena, Bachelors in Kinesiology and footballer: Learn More

Are you new to soccer and wondering how you fold your soccer socks? Soccer socks, although they are not the most exciting piece of equipment, are very important and learning how to fold them properly can help clear up space in your soccer bag or drawers at home.

In this blog, I will explain how to fold your soccer socks in different ways to keep your bag essentials organized or your drawers neat.

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Fold Soccer Socks Over the Cuffs

One classic and simple method to fold soccer socks is by neatly folding them over the cuffs. Follow these steps for the perfect fold:

Step 1

Lay your socks flat on a clean surface.

Step 2

Fold the top cuff of each sock over itself, creating a clean and organized edge.

Step 3

Continue folding the socks until you reach the toe area.

Step 4

Pair the folded socks together for easy retrieval when needed.

By folding soccer socks over the cuffs, you can easily find and grab your socks without the hassle of searching through a huge mess.

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Fold Soccer Socks Military Style

For those seeking a more structured and compact fold, the military-style fold is an excellent choice for saving space in your soccer bag. Here’s how to master the military-style fold:

Step 1

Lay the soccer socks flat, one on top of the other.

Step 2

Fold the socks in half lengthwise, ensuring a clean and straight fold.

Step 3

Starting from the toe end, roll the socks tightly towards the cuff.

Step 4

Secure the rolled socks with a rubber band or tie to maintain their shape.

The military-style fold not only saves space but also keeps your socks neatly rolled and ready for action.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of soccer socks?

Soccer socks come in various types, including crew socks, long socks, and grip socks. The pair that you buy depends on personal preference and playing conditions.

How do professional players wear soccer socks?

Professional soccer players wear long socks in a unique way, especially grip socks or other specialized socks. Check out this blog to find out how to wear socks and shin guards for maximum protection and comfort.

Why do soccer players cut their socks?

If you have ever seen a soccer player with cut up socks or with holes in their socks there are good reasons. First, a lot of players cut the top part of their team socks to wear grip socks under instead while others cut holes in the back of the sock to help promote circulation, if the socks are too tight.

How do professional soccer players wear shin guards?

Professional players wear their shin guards by putting their long socks on first, then the shin guard (if it is a slip in shin guard since these are the most common) and then they use some tape or shin guard sleeves to help keep everything in place. Make sure your soccer socks completely cover your shin guards.

Why is it important to have the right pair of soccer socks?

Having the right pair of soccer socks is important because they provide cushioning, help prevent blisters, other minor foot problems, and injuries, keep your feet dry due to moisture-wicking fabrics, and they will help with circulation.


Soccer socks, or football socks, are one of the most important pieces of equipment and learning how to fold them properly can help free up space in your soccer bag or in your drawers.

Whether you go for the classic fold over the cuffs or the military-style fold, the key is to keep them organized for hassle-free game preparation. Understanding the different sock types, how professionals wear them, along with taking care of your soccer equipment ensures that your feet are ready for the beautiful game.

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