Brits, balls of socks and sport

Published: 28th March 2008

Brits, balls of socks and sport
Could British football talent levels be falling because the country is too wealthy?

An article in the Independent has suggested that the proliferation of computer games and indoors entertainments has limited the number of children playing football out on the streets.

This means that nations which lack the glut of home entertainment Britain is used to could be raising a generation of superior sportsmen and women.

Reporter Glenn Moore questioned: "Does not a Brazilian starlet burst from the impoverished, crime-ridden favela shanties every week? Did Cristiano Ronaldo not grow up in a barrio in Madeira, kicking around a ball made of socks?"

Although a ball of socks may not have been the main reason Ronaldo shot to footie fame, it is worth noting that socks play an important role for any would-be sportsman or woman.

Recently, a letter to the Sock Shop Stylist questioned what socks are best to wear to the gym.

"Your feet go through a lot during a workout, therefore socks are an important part of your gym kit," the guru responded.

The stylist added that it is a good idea to use socks designed for sports to protect feet from overheating.

Step into the Gym with our Men's Sports Socks

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