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Learn to choose basketball shoes

At Deportes Caneda we know that when you make the decision to practice a sport, the equipment plays an important role in your performance. Especially if it is about shoes, for this reason today we will talk about how to choose basketball shoes. In high-impact activities such as basketball, it is extremely important to have the appropriate footwear to avoid discomfort or possible injury.


Tips for choosing your basketball shoes

Shoes are one of the most important elements (perhaps the most important) of the clothing of a high impact athlete such as basketball players. Because they help to perform better on the court, provide protection and also look great.

Basketball or basketball is a sport that demands a lot of strength, agility and technique. In addition, due to sudden changes in direction, multiple jumps and short runs, shoes tend to wear out quickly. For this reason we recommend changing them regularly to avoid injuries, hip problems, knees or plantar health problems.

Before buying new basketball shoes, you must take into account the important factors that go beyond a beautiful design, these are:

Define which is your correct size:

The first step before choosing a basketball shoe is knowing the exact measurements of your foot, from length to width. This will allow you to know your size and the models that suit you best.

A small shoe or a very large one will surely do you a lot of damage. And, they will not allow you to function on the court with comfort.

What kind of player are you?

There are different models and types of men’s and women’s basketball shoes. But not all players like the same style.

You must select your shoes according to the position in which you play. If you are an outside player, we recommend low-cut ones, these will allow you to make those sudden changes of direction without any discomfort.

In case you are a heavier outside player like forwards or a fast inside player, the best option for you is the medium shoe. Since this type of player performs more jumps and needs better support in the ankle and the foot in general, to avoid sprains when falling.

We recommend high-top shoes for indoor players. Since their game unfolds very close to the rim, which increases the chances of sprains when falling after a jump or if they step on another player. These are generally the biggest players on the team so they need shoes that cushion very well.

Choose the sole depending on the surface of the court

The sole is a very important element of the shoes. Since it is the one that will provide you with the necessary grip on the court and the one that will cushion the fall after a jump.

These should be preferably rubber and also have a pattern or drawing on the bottom that gives you grip and good traction at the time of the game.

Many teams practice on open or outdoor courts that are hard surfaces such as concrete or even asphalt. For this type of surfaces, there are shoes that have a heavier sole than usual. What makes it not wear out or deform so quickly.

Ideally, use different shoes to practice and play, so if you can’t buy special shoes for playing on hard surfaces, use some that you already have for practice and others exclusively for games.

Style is important but safety is even more so

If you are reading this, it is because you are surely a basketball lover and as a good fan you will know that players differ on the court by marking a unique style. They usually do this through the way they play and the design of their shoes.

Even though some cute Nike basketball shoes look great on the court, you shouldn’t overlook their main objective.

Picking a pair of sneakers that you like is important. But you must make sure that these are functional and provide safety and comfort to your feet during the game or training, in this way you will enjoy them even more.

The moment you decide to buy basketball shoes, verify that in addition to being to your liking. That they fit you well, that they are your size. As well as that the sole is appropriate and that they give you comfort when walking and running.

General recommendations for choosing your basketball shoes:

To make sure the shoe is the proper length, press your finger between the big toe and the toe of the shoe. If there is a gap approximately the size of a fingernail, that pair is your size.

When you find yourself in the store trying on your shoes, try walking and even running around in them. This will allow you to determine if they are the correct width and if they cause you any discomfort when moving. You can also get an idea of ​​the grip that the sole will provide.

If you can, go to specialized sports stores for full advice and advice on the type of shoe that is right for you.

Wear specifically basketball socks. Because these provide greater protection in areas where there is greater friction. Believe it or not they make a big difference.

Avoid wearing shoes that are too worn, this can cause injury and discomfort when playing. So we advise you to leave those old shoes that you used to practice only for everyday activities.

Remember that the color and aesthetics of the shoes is a secondary factor. Think functionality first

If you follow our advice, buying a new pair of basketball shoes will be very easy. Tell us in the comments what you think of this post and what shoes are you using for this basketball season.