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Soccer players consider ‘soft and flexible’ as the most import feature when choosing their protective apparel

Posted by Nicole Perry on Friday, November 18th, 2011 | No Comments »

You casted your votes and the results are in!  283 people responded to our recent “PORON® XRD™ Gear Up for Soccer” survey and we are excited to see today’s players are taking into consideration the importance of proper impact protection.

So what features did respondents consider most important when choosing protective soccer apparel?


31% – Soft and Flexible

25% – Breathable

21% – Best Impact Protection

18% – Thin and Lightweight

4%   – Anti-Microbial

1%   – Rather Not Wear Any at All


The game is changing and so should your protective gear!  We often refer to the need for “wearable protection” because as the results show, players want soft, flexible and breathable impact protection that doesn’t hinder your performance.  Furthermore, if your gear is bulky and uncomfortable, players often find ways to minimize or alter the gear themselves or worse, simply don’t wear anything at all.  And impact protective gear is only useful when it’s being worn!


We’d also like to thank Storelli® Sports for providing a pair of the BodyShield Sliders for this giveaway and if you we not the lucky winner, you can always purchase your own pair directly from the Storelli site 😉 

Finally, if you haven’t voted yet, make sure to visit the ISPO BrandNew Facebook site and place your vote today!




Nicole Perry

Nicole Perry

Global Market Segment Manager for PORON Comfort materials. Nicole has been involved in the Footwear industry for over 15 years. She also has over 25 years working with high performance materials including custom injection molded and cast polymers for automotive, apparel, electronics, equipment and medical markets. Nicole is passionate about bringing great technologies to market and working with companies that share the goal of helping people enjoy life no matter what they are doing. She holds an MBA from Nichols College.

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