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1. (WO2019002467) A KNITTED PROTECTIVE SOCK
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Claims

1. A knitted protective sock (1) for protecting and supporting a wearer (100) during sports, comprising :

- a tubular leg part (2) having an opening (3) and a first area (4), the first area being configured to be arranged opposite a tibia (5) of the wearer, the tubular leg part comprising an interknitted pocket (6) arranged in the first area, the pocket being configured to accommodate a replaceable protective member (10), the tubular leg part further having a first compression rate,

- a tubular foot part (7) having an upper face area (8) and a lower face area (9), the lower face area being configured to be arranged opposite a sole of a foot of the wearer,

- a tubular ankle part (12) arranged between the foot part and the leg part and having an ankle area (13), the ankle area being configured to be arranged opposite an Achilles tendon of the wearer,

wherein the ankle area has a second compression rate, the second compression rate being larger than the first compression rate.

2. A knitted protective sock according to claim 1, wherein the pocket is accessible from the opening.

3. A knitted protective sock according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the lower face area comprises friction enhancing means.

4. A knitted protective sock according to claim 3, wherein the friction enhancing means comprises a structured surface.

5. A knitted protective sock according to claim 4, wherein the structured surface comprises a plurality of projections (11).

6. A knitted protective sock according to claim 5, wherein the projections have a round, square, elliptic or triangular form.

7. A knitted protective sock according to any of the claims 3-6, wherein the friction enhancing means comprise friction enhancing material on the lower face area, such as e.g. textile-based materials, rubber, silicone, elastane, neoprene or a combination thereof.

8. A knitted protective sock according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the knitted protective sock is weft-knitted seamlessly.

9. A knitted protective sock according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the pocket is interknitted on an inside of the tubular leg part.

10. A knitted protective sock according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the tubular leg part, the tubular foot part and/or the tubular ankle part are knitted using yarns comprising Elastane, polyester, polyamide, polypropylene, wool, cotton or viscose or a combination thereof.

11. A knitted protective sock according to any of the preceding claims, further comprising a replaceable protective member configured to be introduced into the pocket.

12. A knitted protective sock according to claim 11, wherein the replaceable protective member is made from a mouldable material.

13. A knitted protective sock according to claim 11 and/or 12, wherein the replaceable protective member is configured to be moulded to fit the tibia of the wearer, so that a custom-made protective member is provided.

14. A knitted protective sock according to claim 12, wherein the mouldable material has a low thermal conductivity.

15. A knitted protective sock according to claim 12, wherein the mouldable material has a low melt-flow index.

16. A knitted protective sock according to any of the claims 12-15, wherein the replaceable protective member after having been moulded to fit the wearer has a shin face facing the tibia of the wearer, the shin face has a semi-rigid or rigid surface.

17. A protective sport kit comprising a pair of knitted protective socks (1) according to any of the preceding claims and two mouldable replaceable protective members (10).