Tennis shoes: how to choose
If you want to feel as comfortable as possible during sports, then you should certainly take care of sports equipment. This is especially true for tennis. Not only good racket and shape are important here, but also the purchase of a pair of good tennis sneakers. Now we will consider this issue in detail, so that everyone who reads this article can choose good tennis shoes.
Features of choice
To choose the right tennis shoes, you should consider several factors:
• Coverage on the court where you play;
• Features of the shape of the legs;
Also, you should definitely establish what tennis shoes you need, based on the type of foot:
• SUPINATED – most of the load falls on the outside of the shoe;
• PRONATED – most of the load falls on the inside of the shoe. People with such stops are injured more than others during the game;
• IDEAL – pressure falls on the middle part.
Not sure which type of foot you have? There is nothing complicated here. Wet your foot and step on the paper. Now analyze the resulting print and based on this, choose the right shoes for yourself.
What are tennis sneakers?
In the middle of the tennis shoe is a specially designed soft piece. With its help, the foot and lower leg are protected from damage, because it is the foot and lower leg that are directly subject to sudden movements during the game. The insert is located in the intermediate section between the front of the foot and the heel. Depending on the model and manufacturer, the insert can be made of material of different densities.
Outside, the shoes are covered with leather or high quality synthetic material. To reduce weight, manufacturers decorate shoes with various inserts. The most priority option is shoes made of natural material, since it has a more attractive appearance and playing in such sneakers is much more comfortable and convenient.
To make the player comfortable jumping and running around the court, insoles are used in shoes. With their help, it is possible to soften the blows falling on the foot. For the manufacture of insoles using a variety of materials, both natural and synthetic. The insole may have an uneven thickness to improve performance.
The back has a special shape and curvature to avoid injury from shock or sudden movement. Thanks to this design, the heel will be constantly slightly raised. Lightweight and breathable materials must be used to make the sock. Special protection should be provided for fingers.
It is very important to choose the right size of tennis shoes. The fingers should be fixed and should not bend. But first of all, you should definitely be comfortable in sports shoes. Everything depends on comfort.
Outsole of tennis shoes
To make the sole, a special rubber compound is used. It has unique properties, is quite flexible and wear-resistant. The narrowed section in the middle serves as a stabilizer. In most cases, urethane rubber is used for its manufacture.
The sole should be matched directly to the features of the court on which you prefer to play. Soles are classified as follows:
Hard (shallow tread);
Soil (deep tread);
Grass (small thorns);
Carpet (completely smooth surface).