I wanted to ask this forum what you'd think of this idea, before I luanched- but I didn't want to tip my hat to early and reveal my idea.
I added a flexible high tech fabric covered in tiny armored plates to an over the calf sock to make an abrasion resistant shin area and also lower frictional area for pulls.
The socks work well in terms of protection (I've tried to cut my shins with the knurling cheese grater style and couldn't) They also give a feeling of psychological safety which makes pulling easier - but that could be in my head.
They are washable (but I wouldn't recommend putting in the dryer.)
I hope to establish a brand and make some other lifting apparel next, so this post is an amateur's attempt at market research.
I am curious to what everyone here may think ? and first impressions.
FYI I don't post here, but I listen/ lurk for many years now...and buy the Surge(s) and Alpha Male for years now.