Proper clothing is essential for any sport to be able to perform its best. Shoes should be able to support running, sprinting and quick side-toside moves.
Are you familiar with your feet? Are you concerned about your feet? Do you have flat feet, high arches, long toes, narrow toes, short or long toes, weak or difficult-to-treat foot problems, such as a problem with the design, construction, support, style, size or shape of your feet?
The game puts feet and ankles under great stress. When buying shoes, it is important to consider the foot type, shoe size, environment, and use.
Don’t let the shoe size bother you. Manufacturers may use different sizes depending on the brand or country they are manufactured in. Find the right shoe for you.
As feet tend to swell, the best time to shop for shoes is in the afternoon or early evening. You should bring socks that you will be wearing while playing. To ensure comfort and fit, add a thumb’s width to the toe. Check for irritations and fit in the shoe store’s hard-surfaced areas. You can fool yourself if you walk on the carpet.
The right pair of shoes will solve all your personal and therapeutic problems. Shoes that fit well do not need to be broken in for a while. These shoes must be ready to go on the court.
The shoe’s heel, overall construction, and cushioning inserts all contribute to the shoe’s ability to withstand the most demanding surface conditions. Quality is more expensive than medical bills, so it’s worth paying a premium.
Foot problems that occur before, during, and after wearing shoes
- Painful heels-plantar fascistic
- High arches
- Flat feet
- Bunions and corns
- Fractures or sprains of the ankle
- Achilles tendon
- Stress fractures
- Foot of an athlete
- The inter-metatarsal nervema-thickness occurs between the 3rd to 4th toe in the ball of foot
The medical profession can help you determine the problem and recommend the right type of shoes. Ask your shoe salesman.
The court surface is another consideration when purchasing shoes. Court surfaces can be made of clay, concrete, grass, artificial turf, and clay. For grass, you will need a shoe that can grip the slippery surface. For clay surfaces, shoes must have good grip and strong sides to allow for sliding. A cushion insert is required and a strong construction is necessary for hard surfaces.
Types of Courts
- Grass is a fast-paced game with low ball bounce
- Clay is slower and the ball bounces higher.
- While hard surfaces can be fast and have a good ball bounce, they are difficult for players.
To ensure that you get the right fit, allow time to shop. You can also do online research to help you make an informed purchase decision.