Netball is an extremely fast-paced game that places a lot of stress on the feet, ankles and knees. Therefore, you need the right netball shoes for your feet to reduce the risk of developing or exacerbating injuries.
To help you find your perfect netball shoe we have compared the most popular styles from leading brands to help you decide on what’s the best fit for you. Download our free eBook today!
About our Netball Shoe Review 2018:
At My FootDr, we want to help prevent all those frustrating problems and injuries people experience with incorrect fitting or unsuitable netball shoes.
When selecting your netball shoe, it is important that the front of the shoe fits snug, but not tight, as this will prevent slipping occurring inside the shoe and therefore will help deter blistering. Leave approximately 1cm between the longest toe and the front of the shoe as this will also help to prevent blistering and calluses in the toe area. When trying on shoes in the store use socks like what you will wear during the game. It is also important to try with your orthotics if you have them, this will help you get the correct fit.
Most common injuries caused by incorrect footwear:
Some of the most common netball injuries encountered include blisters, calluses, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon strain, ankle sprains, shin pain, calf strain, knee pain (anterior cruciate ligament) and hamstring strains just to name a few.
Many of these injuries can be aggravated by choosing a netball shoe which is either unsuitable, overworn or simply not fitted correctly.
Your shoe choice should be based around your foot type, injury history, intensity that you play, type of netball style/ position you play (e.g. certain shoes are more suitable for running/speed or side to side/change of direction movements), court/surface type, and personal healthcare requirements.