How to Wear Softball Socks & Stirrups

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Ahhh… after reckless searching on the net, you have finally ended up in place, in hopes that it gives you an easy-to-wear guide. 

Worry not! I’m here to do exactly that and will help you get the basics down of how to wear these with utmost ease and comfort. 

Let’s get into it! 

How to Wear Softball Socks

As a beginner player, it might look quite intimidating at first, how your senior players wear their socks with such finesse and decency. While you look like a toddler, who’s getting up their socks for the first time. The process is as simple as a walk in the garden. You just have to get the basics down and once you have gotten it down you will be able to conquer the field in no time and you will be able to show off your skills and your fastpitch softball socks as well. 

Grab your pair of softball socks and put them over your leg. These are normally knee-high or over the calf and are typically made from nylon or polyester. Pull down the top of the sock until it reaches just below your knee. Do make sure that it covers the entirety of your leg and fits snugly but comfortably. Make sure to get rid of any of those wrinkles or folds. Position any logo or symbols toward the outward of your leg. 

And well then what? Well then it’s easy as a piece of cake girls, all you have to do is then repeat this entire process for your other leg too, making sure that both of them are even and do not have any differences. They should match both in terms of positioning and appearance too. If you are wearing any softball cleats then do make sure that this comes right above the cleats ensuring that the socks are visible. Of course, you can always adjust the length and tightness to your liking. Some girls tend to prefer a snug fit while some have a tighter fit. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do softball socks go over or under the pants?

Well, typically they are worn over the pants rather than under. Players tend to first wear their pants and then pull the socks right over the pants when getting ready for their big game. The socks are designed to knee high or even over the calf, so this gives additional coverage and even support to their players as well. Wearing socks over the pants tends to ensure a more clean and uniform look.

  1. How should softball socks be worn?

Softball socks should be worn typically just below the knee or over the calf. Put on your pants and then roll down your socks to the desired length that you require them to be. The top of the sock should rest just below the knee or should give an entire coverage to your calf.

  1. What is the point of stirrup socks in softball?

They are normally worn for the purpose of aesthetics. They add a distinctive yet traditional look to the softball uniform team. While stirrup was used for support and compression, they are normally used to match with your entire team or just to give a color code to your team. 


Well, I hope this article helped you understand how to get ready for your next fastpitch softball game. This article might have also answered your other questions. Whether you’re a beginner or not I’m pretty sure I erased most of your doubts regarding how to wear your softball socks perfectly. 

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James Arnold
I'm James, and I live in Stanislaus County, California. I'm playing Baseball for many years, and I love this sport so much that I also encourage my kids (Danny and Sara) to play Baseball & Softball.