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Benefits of selecting the right Football Boot
No two players move the same, which means we can put pressure on different parts of our feet when we play. That’s where The Athlete’s Foot "Fit Technicians" come in. We are expertly trained in the art of fitting shoes. We can look at your feet and recommend a football boot that is best suited to your foot type. No matter your build, what surface you play on, or what code of football you participate in, The Athlete’s Foot can help choose the ideal footy boot for you.
Goals to Shoot For (Top tips when selecting Football boots):
- Look for a pair of football boots with a contoured heel for stability and an EVA sock liner for increased comfort and cushioning.
- Asymmetrical lock lacing or offset lacing is becoming more common in football boots. Depending on your foot type, it might provide a larger surface area on the boot for kicking and better ball control.
- Leather v Synthetic – both materials have their advantages. Synthetic leather is lightweight and retains its shape. Full grain leather moulds itself to your foot and provides an excellent feel.
- It is important to try your footy boots on with the socks, shin guards and ankle guards that you may wear in your game, as they may affect the overall fit of your football boots.
Moulded Footy boot vs Bladed Footy boot - Which is best?
It depends on the surface that you play, your age and also the regulations of the code of football you participate in.
- Moulded footy boots – designed for firm or hard surfaces to provide a strong grip. Studs are positioned in areas of high pressure to help provide stability and also to aid in even weight distribution and greater comfort.
- Bladed footy boots – football boots are suitable for firm grounds. The moulded outsole configuration ensures maximum control and comfort with minimal stud pressure.
What about Junior Football Boots?
Up to age 12, a child’s foot is softer than an adult. A moulded or bladed football boot will better protect their feet by spreading their weight evenly and reduce the chance of blisters. Different football codes and divisions have different rules about the type of boots you can wear. Be sure to check with the association before making a purchase.