Designed by women, worn by women – new football boots that break the mould!Thu 07 Jun
Have you ever wondered why your football boots can be painful to wear? Why bruised toes and taping are part of the norm? Why as soon as one blister disappears another bigger, badder one bursts through to replace it?
The answer is simple – your boots were made for boys and men – and there is growing concern that wearing the wrong boots may be doing more damage than you realise.
Across the world, women are tearing their ACLs at five times the rate of their male counterparts, and there is growing evidence to suggest wearing the wrong footwear can be a factor.
A man’s foot is structurally different from a woman’s. Research shows that women have different lower-limb biomechanics compared to men, meaning that they run differently and have distinct injury patterns. They also have a different gait pattern.
When playing sports, wearing ill-fitting boots causes the heel to slip inside the shoe, leading to instability and blisters. The wrong boot for your feet can significantly increase the risk of foot and lower limb injuries, making it harder and more uncomfortable to play.
Women have long been expected to wear men’s boots, or squeeze into plastic boots made for kids, when their feet are a completely different shape and suffered the painful consequences.
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