Wear liner socks under your shin pads, they will aid against contact dermatitis and absorb excess moisture. They protect against shin pad rash, prevent unnecessary wear of foam on shin pads and the thin second layer helps prevent blisters from shoes.WE HAVE FOUND THAT REI, the outdoor store, stocks a very good, MADE IN THE USA, Liner Sock.
In addition to the dermatitis protection, wearing two pair of socks, aka double socking, reduces fatigue from frequent stopping and starting.
We recommend you buy two or more pair. Always put on a fresh, dry pair.
Wash them in cold water and low heat dry.
(hint: changing to a fresh pair of dry liners at halftime makes you feel like you have a new set of legs. It's that refreshing!)