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 football and lacrosse. Common injuries in these sports include turf toe, Achilles tendinitis and ankle sprains.
The appropriate footwear should:
- Have a good amount of high ankle support. This support is especially important for linemen and other players who make frequent lateral movements during play.
- Low cut cleats should only be used for players with no ankle stability issues.
- Allow for proper traction on a grassy field, in both wet and dry conditions.
- Not be hand-me-downs; ill-fitting cleats increase the risk of ankle injuries.