Thank you for the feedback.
I agree the hardcore lifter isn't necessarily my market (but that's who's opinion counts, at least to me) - I was sincere when I asked for feedback here. I was hoping a tampon remark wouldn't be in the first reply, however - but knew it was inevitable.
But there are other types lifters, and yes some of them use tampons and lavender and some those who use tampons and lavender are actually women...
I think if you had girlfriend with nice legs you may want her to wear these while working on her posterior chain.
Honestly, These aren't going to add pounds to a 1 RM that's ridiculous. But if you are doing a heavy 5x5 you may appreciate them on that last working set. I personally tend to get sloppy when fatigued on work down sets - so they've been useful there.
Let me ask:
What if the armor material was hidden so these looked like normal socks ? while still offering better abrasion resistance Would that appeal to PLs?
What is everyone currently doing to avoid messing up their shins ? ( My socks are really just a "better mouse trap" I was trying to improve upon what was already being done...)
Is there really that much pride in "battle scars" ? ( is that mindset healthy ? or is that the same mind set that allow for maximal pulls ? )