Feeling great out on the court comes down to a lot of things, your fitness levels, your game skills, your experience, your tactical knowledge, whether you’re carrying an injury.
But guess what? These aren’t the only things that influence your game. How about the steps you’re taking to prevent injuries such as a knee brace or an ankle support? (check out our ankle braces for basketball.)
I’ve got a right knee that’s very susceptible to injury (so I always wear knee pads) but one other thing I’ve found which isn’t always considered by every player – and wasn’t by me when I was younger (hence the knee injury caused by poor traction from some old shoes.. sound familiar.. read out traction basketball shoes post) is which type of basketball shoes are right for me, but also right for the court I’m playing on, or your feet! Make sure you have the right shoes for your feet, especially if you suffer from any conditions (like plantar fasciitis). Are you playing indoors or outdoors (see our favourite outdoor basketball shoes)?
And what position, is it guard?
Hey pull up your basketball socks (and underwear?), maybe you’ve got wide or flat feet (and need basketball shoes for wide feet, basketball shoes for flat feet or cushioned shoes) so the normal selection of shoes on offer just isn’t right for you. Well here at the Basketball Prospectus we have your back because whether you’re a female looking for some new Basketball shoes, or a kid out to buy your first pair (check out our basketball shoes for kids post), we have a review article showing you which are our favorite shoes on the market today.
When I was younger I was obsessed with getting vertical height on my jumps so I bought a pair of shoes designed exactly for this: basketball shoes for jumping!
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