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 soccer. Common soccer injuries include ankle sprains, turf toe, ingrown toenails and calcaneal apophysitis.
The appropriate footwear should:
- Have a good-quality foot bed, which can help provide proper support for the arch and user’s foot type.
- Leather is most often the way to go, it fits snug to the foot and breathes well which decreases blisters and sliding injury in the shoe. For wet surfaces think synthetic.
- Feature the stud type for the ground that will be played on most often: soft, hard, firm, or turf. Longer cleats for wet surfaces.
- Use molded rubber cleats rather than the screw-on variety.