Sport-specific shoes affect the way you play. Come into our Healthy Steps store to have your feet professionally measured and shoes fitted. If you play a sport more than twice per week it is best to wear a sports specific shoe. Check out these pointers to find the perfect shoes for baseball and softball. Common foot injuries include sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis.
The appropriate footwear should:
- Offer support to prevent arch pain, which frequently affects catchers. Customized shoe inserts called orthoses may help alleviate the pain.
- Not include metal baseball spikes for athletes younger than 13.
- Try multi-cleats for children ages 11–15 to avoid heel pain.