Review: Chelsea shorts and socks
In this blog I’ve gotten to cover a lot of things Chelsea, from scarves to home and away jerseys. There is, however, one area that I have yet to cover, and that’s any area below the belt. So a Chelsea Fan is supposed to go through life barefoot with his bits all out and about, right? I thought so too. Then MMsports set me straight with the official Chelsea FC home socks and shorts.
The official home socks are white with blue bands around the top. CFC is embroidered in blue across the front and a blue adidas logo on the back. The socks extend all the way to the knee. The bottom of the foot has grey padding that really helps give you a little extra padding when you’re blasting shots past goalies. Because the padding is designed to be anatomically correct, the socks are labeled left and right. The material allows for your feet to breath a bit while inside your shoe.
If you’re lacking confidence, draw strength from the blue four on your sole representing the 4Premier/First division championships.
The shorts are a great addition to your Chelsea gear. Made of the same blue Climacool material as the jersey, they do a great job of wicking away the first bit of sweat. The Chelsea emblem adorns the right front. The white adidas stripes run down the sides giving it that race car feel. I received a large and they fit quite nicely, with the bottom seam falling right above the knee. They are also roomy and don’t cling like some shorts have a tendency to do. Whether you’re running up and down the pitch or just lounging around your apartment, you’ll be comfortable and look good in these shorts.
While I would recommend both products, if you’re only going to get one I’d say get the socks. I’ve become a huge fan of the padding and find myself wearing them a lot with my actual boots that I wear to slog through the day to day muck and mire. I may even try using them as my ski socks on an upcoming trip.
By R.P. MM Sports Chelsea ambassador – Phili , PA – Dec. 2011