Test: Seba Nano Socks
It had been a while that we were looking for a new model of skating socks which would not look like hiking socks.
Most of the time, when you want to equip yourself in specialized department stores, you only find thick models which are not actually anatomically designed.
The Seba Nano sock has support pieces on usual wear and tear zones. They are thicker where friction is more frequent:
- a piece on the shin (red and grey on the front)
- a piece at the bottom of the calves
- the heel and the outside part of the foot
- the front of the foot
Two models are on the market: the black/red and the red/grey/white
Let’s note that the manufacturer made de difference between right and left foot (L for Left and R for Right).
The Nano socks are very pleasant to the touch, unlike the Decathlon ones which feel more like mountain socks.
The thinness of the fabric makes you think you are wearing ‘normal’ socks. You feel your skates better, and you don’t have the sensation of having a big mattress separating your foot from your skate.
The support pieces are at the good places and are not too thick, so that you forget about them. They are nevertheless efficient enough to soften the pressure points.
A little criticism though:
- They are relatively warm (but still less than the specialized stores’ models)
- The price is a bit high: 14.90€ compared to 7€ for ‘rival’ models… but it is still reasonable for a good pair of socks. Ten years ago already, the Rollerblade socks were sold at that same price. In order to compare, in cycling, some models of technical socks reach 39€!
Wear and tear
Let’s see if they don’t pill after several washings. So far, after 4 washings, they still hold the distance!
Just as usual, Seba shows a good finished product, the Nano socks, which managed to fix the defects of the rival models, i.e. a thickness preventing you from having a good touch of your skate, as well as creases and a lack of precision around the foot. The Nano socks can be used for street skating, slalom or freeskating, and can prove to be very useful on long distances where feet are put to a severe test...
Strong points and points to improve
Les plus+ Comfort
+ Thinness which improves the touch
+ Support pieces judiciously placed
+ Difference between Left and Right
69% polyamide – Nylon
24% Polyamide Skinlige
5% Polyamide Nanoglide
Available sizes :
Black : 35-38, 39-42, 43-45, 46-48
White : 31-34, 35-38, 39-42
Difference between Right and Left foot
Public Price: 14.90€
Rival products: Skating socks at Decathlon and other specialised department stores…
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