Tips for Buying Baseball Cleats

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How To Buy Softball Cleats I PRO TIPS

LOCAL SHOPS

LOCAL SHOE SHOP

LOCAL SHOE SHOP

Try to buy your shoes from a local shoe store, so that you will be able to wear them before buying. When it comes to SHOES you should avoid online shopping.

 

TYPES OF CLEATS

Molded cleats are ideal for beginners, have a non removable sole , easy to wear and comfortable.

 

How To Buy Softball Cleats I PRO TIPS

TYPES OF SHOES

Molded Cleats – are ideal for beginners, have a non removable sole , easy to wear and comfortable.

Training Cleats – these are perfect for the off field practice.
if your field position requires frequent moment or more maneuverability then go for low ankle support ( low top ).
Metal Cleats – These have very fine spikes that penetrate in the ground more easily resulting in better grip than any other shoe. THESE SHOES SHOULD BE AVOIDED BY PRE-TEEN PLAYERS.

Ankle support

 

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You must have some ankle support on the shoes in the beginning, baseball cleats are designed to give you the better grip on the ground which can put a lot of pressure or strain in your ankles resulting in an ankle injury in the very beginning of the season. So take good care of your foot by replacing shoes if they don’t feel comfortable.

EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION of SHOES

Expansion and Contraction of Shoes

Expansion and Contraction of Shoes 

Buying shoes with the desired fit expecting contraction and expansion, loose shoes can give you an ankle injury,whenever in doubt between for ex. When foot size in-between 7-8, then always go with the smaller ones, some info about orthopedics with pictures and Amazon link

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Orthoses

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It is an extra padding can be added to the shoes for comfort as will prevent any injury by a sudden jerk. Should be used by the players, it is customized with the shape and size of the player’s foot to prevent arch pain specially in pitchers. Click here for further details about arch pain cause and it’s prevention.

DON’Ts

player looks for his baseball shoes

Player looks for his baseball shoes

Be comfortable with your shoes, don’t change shoes very frequently as it takes time to get comfortable with a shoe

 



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