CUT RESISTANT PERFORMANCE WEAR, THANKS TO THE WORLD’S STRONGEST FIBER.
The Dyneema® liner found in the Gladiator Sock ensures a last line of defense against skate-blade cuts while providing a comfortable, flexible feel that enables the performance hockey players expect to maintain.
Dyneema® is a fiber invented by DSM, a Netherlands-based company. It derives its enormous strength from a proprietary gel-spinning process that results in incredibly long, straight polymer chains. The result is a fusion of extreme strength and supreme softness. The Dyneema® brand is used in a wide and ever-increasing range of applications such as medical sutures, commercial fishing and aquaculture nets, ropes, slings, cut-resistant gloves and apparel, vehicle, personal ballistic protection, and now, cut-resistant hockey socks.
“[KIDS] SHOULDN’T HAVE A CHOICE. THEY SHOULD BE WEARING CUT-RESISTANT EVERYTHING” In ten years from now, they’ll be so used to it we won’t have to convince them–if they get to this level–to wear them.
We take pride in our products. Your security and capacity to enjoy the wonderful sport that is hockey in a safe, performance driven environment is our top priority. That is why we have designed a stronger, durable hockey sock that offers more than 50% cut-resistance above regular knit hockey socks, all while protecting the entire leg from cuts.
Our hockey socks are: – Safe, comfortable and reliable. – Ankle to thigh high, offering full leg coverage. – Made, designed and tested in Montreal, Canada.
Every sock consists of: – One outer-lining made entirely of polyester – One inner-lining made of Dyneema® – The World’s Strongest Fiber™
The result is a knit sock with a loose-hanging liner, that grabs and drags skate-blades, keeping them from entering in direct contact with the leg. The Gladiator’s construction provides for a double-layered resistance, with the last layer being the strongest possible line of defense against skate-blade cuts, a Dyneema weave, strong, light and flexible.
Whilst Dyneema is indeed cut resistant, it is important to note that Gladiator Socks are not cut-proof. The use of Dyneema as a cut-resistant material has for effect of greatly reducing the probability and severity of injuries caused by cuts, greatly minimizing the risk of severe or even career ending injuries to the legs.
The inner-lining is made of Dyneema® –The World’s Strongest Fiber™
The Dyneema® liner found in the Gladiator Sock PRO, is lighter and stronger than ever. The sock is designed to provide premium performance and protection you would expect. The result is a fusion of extreme strength and ultimate protection.
The Gladiator Sock is cut-resistant, not cut-proof.
I think it’s great that there are companies out there that are trying to make it safer, not only for us, but for kids that are growing up playing the game. I’VE NEVER BEEN CUT, BUT I’VE SEEN CUTS HAPPEN. I KNOW IT DOES HAPPEN. I don’t think I would hesitate to equip my kids with those kinds of innovations knowing that they’re out there now.
—Josh Gorges, Defenseman, Montreal Canadiens
ANY TIME YOU CAN PROTECT SOMEBODY- I MEAN WE’VE SEEN LOTS OF CUTS WITH SKATES ON GUYS’ LEGS- IT’S OBVIOUSLY A GOOD THING.
—Travis Moen, Forward, Montreal Canadiens
Looking at the materials of ‘the Gladiator’- they’re amazing. To have that protection from Achilles’ all the way up to the groin; IF ONE PAIR OF SOCKS CAN PREVENT ANY TYPE OF SEVERE CUT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THAT CUT KEEPS A PLAYER OUT FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OR JUST ONE GAME, IT’S A NO-BRAINER.
—Kirk Llano, Head Coach, Lower Canada College