Why Cristiano Ronaldo always wears ‘white socks’ and what do they do? You asked – we answered

If you’re a Cristiano Ronaldo fan, you might’ve noticed some white ‘socks’ above or under the usual stockings, regardless of the team he’s playing for.

Why Cristiano Ronaldo always wears ‘white socks’ and what do they do? You asked – we answered

As it turns out, it is a medical tape that is used by plenty of footballers with the main aim to keep the shinguards in place.

The medical tape is typically white and sticky on one side, although the stickiness comes off after some time, especially if it’s wet.

The upside of such a tape is that it is ‘breathable’, allowing air to reach the skin. That’s arguably the main reason why it is not the cheapest tape and is used primarily by top footballers, including Ronaldo.

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