Rugby players started being spotted in Trusox last year and the number of players pulling on the instantly recognizable little black square dots along the Achilles continues to rise.  Sam Tuitupou and Mark Cueto of Sale Sharks and Bath’s Chris Cook were all spotted with the distinctive look last weekend.

Mark Cueto in his trusox in final home match
Mark Cueto celebrated his final home match for Sale scoring his record 90th Aviva Premiership try in the Sharks’ 34-28 win over Newcastle Falcons at the AJ Bell Stadium.  It was Cueto’s 303rd appearance for the club.  The 35-year-old announced his retirement after 14 years earlier this season.

Sam Tuitupou in trusox
Teammate Sam Tuitupou got in on the action as well pushing in to touch down a try before the halftime break.

The look of both players shows 1 potential disadvantage of Trusox for the amateur player.  For maximum benefit of the sock, a player must either only wear the trusox or cut off their club sock as seen on Cueto and Tuitupou.  This is necessary because Trusox provides improved traction between the foot and the sock on the interior of the sock as well as between the sock and the cleat with the anti-slip pads.

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The players don’t seem to mind with word of mouth quickly spreading the benefits of Trusox.  Trusox are also worn by Sharks players Danny Cipriani, Tom Arscott, Will Cliff, Tom Brady, Josh Beaumont, and others.

bath's chris cook in trusox
Bath’s Chris Cook turned to his Trusox for better grip while kicking on the run in his side’s 27-26 win over Harlequins.  The win secured a top-4 finish for bath in the back-and-forth match.  The look highlights the tape around the ankle that most players use to keep their club sock in place during the match.

Trusox in a variety of colors and styles are available at World Rugby Shop.