Kyle Walker Has Holes In His Socks For A Very Good Reason
Kyle Walker's unusual socks have garnered plenty of reaction this season.
The Manchester City right-back, a £50 million summer signing from Tottenham, has regularly caused confusion by wearing socks with several circular cuts in.
@ManCity can you answer me this please. Why does Kyle Walker wear different socks to the rest of the team? Are they some kind of pressure sock for his calfs?
- Simon Leary (@Quak3r72) March 12, 2018
The way Kyle Walker is wearing his socks, is everything that is wrong with modern football for me :joy:
- Andy Gillespie (@grantkirkham) February 3, 2018
Why does Kyle Walker have holes cut up the back of his socks?
- Mark Brown (@biffspark) January 28, 2018
What does Kyle Walker do to his socks before the start of ever game? Why does he make holes in his socks? pic.twitter.com/Uzp1VuikRm
- SnarlingBloom50 (@SnarlingBloom50) February 25, 2018
Any idea what Kyle Walker does to his socks? https://t.co/TpN6zQGdXD
- SnarlingBloom50 (@SnarlingBloom50) February 20, 2018
Has Kyle Walker got holes in his socks? Or if not what is it .... pic.twitter.com/qyIc2ZgfrA
- Jack Dearden (@TheJackDearden) November 26, 2017
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However, it's not merely a superstition to go along with Walker' Triple H-esque water-spraying antics (match-going City fans will know what I mean) - it turns out there's actually a pretty good reason for him doing so.
As per The Mirror, it seems as a kitman, or even Walker himself, has made the incisions on the back of his socks in an attempt to relieve tension and prevent pain in his lower leg muscles.
These days, the combination of tight socks and bulging calf muscles run the risk of injury - and cutting holes is the common solution many players are choosing to help prevent it.
Arthur Masuaku of West Ham has been doing it on occasion, while over in Spain, Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay was actually told to get new socks by the referee in the game.
So there you have it. We're certain the craze will be coming to all Sunday League teams and their ProStar socks very soon..