A player must go through an immense amount of tape throughout there hockey career, the stuff litters locker rooms in arenas, if and when it is cleared up, it ends up in landfill sites and has no chance of degrading. This is the angle taken by Sock Trap's inventor Henry Verbakel, as well as showing the time and financial savings associated with purchasing this product.
"Sock Trap is a one-inch wide enclosed loop consisting of a section of Velcro® attached to a section of elastic band material. When the Velcro® portion on the Sock Trap contacts your sock it attaches and remains in place until you choose to remove it. When you put on or remove your shin guard and sock at the beginning or end of a game, the Sock Trap will remain attached to your sock ready to provide the tension needed to keep them in place." - from www.socktrap.com
This is the type of product that does well in sports markets, although a simple idea, it offers players an easy way to save time and money. Along with the feel good knowledge that they are doing their bit to help remove an environmental issue.
Sock Trap can be purchased from www.socktrap.com prices starting at $12.95 for a single set.