For $23, today's side deal gets you one pair of protective skate socks, including shipping (a $47 total value), from the Tactics Armoured Hockey Socks's online store. Entrusted to keep the calves of LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs players free from Achilles' messy fate, these Canadian-made sheaths of Kevlar and LYCRA protect stems without sacrificing performance or mobility. The moisture-wicking properties of the skate socks' COOLMAX XtraLife fabric even keep bacteria at bay, rounding out this textile trifecta's safety specialties.
- Tactics Socks, which have been in development for several years, but are now very quickly relevant on a mass scale, are made with Kevlar, the same material used in bulletproof vests and also the arm sleeves worn by industrial factory workers. – Ryan Kennedy, Hockey News