Choosing the most appropriate Football Boots.
As the football season begins most participants will be ready for a new pair of boots. As usual, they will influence the decision based of the pair that look the best, are worn by their favourite player, or seem to be the trend of the time. None of these are sound reasons to choose a particular boot. As a parent you want the boot that will be best supportive and most appropriate for your child. But how do we determine this.
The football boot market is heavily influenced by the bigger participation sports in the world. Mainly soccer and NFL. The participation rates of these sports are many times greater than AFL and the rugby codes. The companies that make sporting apparel such as football boots are among some of the biggest corporate brands in the world. The athletic demands of sports are different, and we need to be aware of.
There is a tendency, particularly in soccer, to have a close fitting boot. This can be advantageous for ‘feel’ and performance, but can have negative implications for foot posture and injury.
Some boots are very poor in their supportive components. They can …