Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Choosing the right Soccer shoe

Shoes play a big role for a player it enhance the performance of a player, helps you play at your best and prevent you from having an injury. There's a different kind of soccer shoe each one performed dependent to the playing surface, playing ground and field condition.Choosing the right shoe is a must for a player and a proper fitting shoe is a game essential.

I've been in Malaysia  once to attend an AFC Referees course and to officiate AFC Under-14 Tournament, May 26-June 6, 2010. AFC instructors teach us some techniques of picking right soccer boot and  i share it to you some of it, Here are some tips for you!

1st : The shoe sole must be hard it cant be bend or twist for durability while you are moving or running. Hard shoe sole support your feet from all the impact you get from running, jumping and everything you do in game and also protect you from injury. It does have a dozen of studs on  the sole to provide extra grip. without the studs you will be sliding all over the place and may cause injury to yourself and also to other players. Shoe hard-sole  help provide traction and better control.

2nd : The tip of your boots should fit as close to the end of your foot as possible without touching your toes for performance and comfort. A 1/4 to 1/2 inch gap is ideal. As a basic rule of thumb, every 1/2 size will yield about 4mm (3/16 inch) of length. The tip should be narrow for better feel of controlling the ball.

3rd : The width of the boot should fit the whole of  your feet snugly even tough you can give a little space in front side of boot for durability. Its because your Toe Mound is expanding when you're stepping forward to run or move. Proper fit is essential, provides better mobility and keep your foot steady inside the boot. With or without space, its up to you which one help you play well, controlled and kick ball well, and run and turn with comfort.

4th : The back heel of the boot should be hard so it will absorb shock while you run during the game. Shocks from running can effect performances or causes fatigue because our body weight is concentrated in  heel and absorb  force during  impact on the ground, so you are more pron in injury. The hard back heel of you're boot can prevent stress on Heel to avoid unnecessary injury. With it, It will help you perform a better kick and most off-it your best performance.


chrisair said...

Nice article for choosing the right shoes in the field.

Sining Factory said...

We just bought this kind of shoes for my nephew last month. Sayang! Madami rin pala guidelines. Kala ko kung ano ang magfit, yun lng. Hehe. Thanks for sharing dude. Great post!

Jyppe A. Quidores said...

Nice shoe photo in seamless white background.

How about brands, what brand of soccer shoe you can recommend?

Ads said...

Just like any other sport, we need to invest on the right gears so we can perform on our best when we go in the field. Nice post!

jinprince08 said...

Thanks for comments guys! Choosing Soccer boots depends on the playing ground and ground condition.. sa Pinas kasi ang ground natin puro hard e.. for me ung mas ok ung Spike nya e Bilog hindi ung pahaba.. ^_^

Jonathan said...

I love buying sports shoes, especially Nike and Adidas shoes. I usually get running or training shoes though. It's true, a specialized shoe for a particular sport is better to use. Thanks for the info!