How to choose your squash shoes?
After the squash racket, choosing the right pair of squash shoes is crucial. Squash being a sport with a big physical dominant, you have to feel good in your squash shoes!
Here are some tips to follow when choosing squash shoes:
Choose the right size:
Determining your exact shoe size is essential so that the shoes you will use to play squash are comfortable.
Squash shoes that are too small will cause pain and problems on your feet. Shoes that are too wide or too loose will cause blisters, friction and instability.
We will first describe how you can measure your shoe size and then propose a guide of men and women sizes, without forgetting the chart of conversion men/women.
Measure your shoe size :
After putting on sports socks, take a sheet of paper on which you will draw the outline of your 2 feet. If someone can help you draw, stand or sit on a chair.
- Take a ruler and measure the length of the longest foot.
- You can now refer to the charter below
- The same size can be of different lengths according to the brands. We therefore advise you to look carefully at this table:
The cushioning of the squash shoe:
Since the movements play a major role in squash, the cushioning of a squash shoe is very important. By cushioning we mean the ability of a shoe to absorb the impact of the shoe on the floor. A good pair of squash shoes will absorb vibrations and protect the Achilles tendon while reducing foot fatigue.
The weight of the squash shoe:
Above all, it is important that you feel comfortable in your squash shoes. These should give you a feeling of comfort and strength without becoming too heavy. However, avoid shoes that are too light as they tend to tear more quickly due to the many lateral movements made in squash.
Ventilation of the squash shoe:
Good ventilation of the foot is necessary for the proper evacuation of transpiration. Without this ventilation you will feel wet in the shoe.
The fit of the squash shoe:
The many models of squash shoes available on the market offer many technologies ensuring the support of the foot. See if you need lateral and Achilles tendon support.
The sole of the squash shoe:
Generally speaking, squash shoes must be non-marking. The sole is often white or orange. Check if your squash shoes do not leave marks on the floor.
When do you replace his squash shoes?
Even if it is difficult to answer this question in a general way, we can say that it depends on the number of times you play in a week. For example, if you play twice a week, we advise you to change your squash shoes twice during a season. Also, if you play 3 times a week, consider replacing them 3 times during a season.