Tips to remember when purchasing athletic shoes for Football and Lacrosse

Most common injuries to occur when participating in football and lacrosse are ankle sprains, midfoot sprains, Achilles tendinitis, and turf toe. So when you are at the sporting goods store overwhelmed with the options and varieties of athletic shoes for your sport, remember the following tips to help narrow your search. Your conscious choice in footwear will enhance your performance, and propel your efforts to avoid injury. Remember the coolest looking shoe may not always be so cool if in the wrong way it affects the way you play. Things that say it’s the right shoe for you are as followed:

  • For linemen and those who make consistent lateral movement during game time, a respectable amount of high ankle support is recommended.
  • Never use cleats that have been previously used or owned by someone else. Ill-fitting cleats leave you prone to ankle injury and other risks.
  • Due to Mother Nature, the conditions of field may vary, ex: wet or dry conditions. A quality shoe will provide the necessary traction for all conditions. A game day in the rain is always a good story and memory to look back on.

Resources: http://apma.files.cms-plus.com/ProductPDFs/Play%20It%20Safe%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

http://www.apma.org/store/ProductDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=16333

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