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17-11-2011, 19:21   #1
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Getting fitted properly for football boots

Does anyone know if the various sports shops do proper fitting for football boots and be able to order a pair suited to my feet? Or can ya get boots with better arch support?

I'm playing every day now and can feel it in my arches and I get shin splints so thinking of splashing out on a proper pair of fitted football boots.

I usually just buy whatever looks good on the shelf and that's cheap (kid sizes!).

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Each boot is made to the makers "fit" ie curly toes Nike boots.

Just try em all on and end out getting a Copa Mundials
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Each boot is made to the makers "fit" ie curly toes Nike boots.

Just try em all on and end out getting a Copa Mundials
Hate Nike boots! I've always been an Adidas person apart from that one pair of Nikes that destroyed my feet.

I've never seen a pair of Copa's in size 4. I see you can get them on the Adidas website but I'd like to try them on or get them customised to my feet.

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You can get sports insoles with proper support for your arches etc.I found that bog standard boots (i.e not custom made) boots had poor support.
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You can get sports insoles with proper support for your arches etc.I found that bog standard boots (i.e not custom made) boots had poor support.
Might get my feet measured and then get a sport insole.

These are the adidas Predator X Women's Football Boots. They have a different heel. I wonder would a sports shop actually be able to order them in for me?

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You can get sports insoles with proper support for your arches etc.I found that bog standard boots (i.e not custom made) boots had poor support.
I highly recommend bespoke orthotics for your feet if you are having arch or shin pain.

All boots except the bespoke £1500 Puma Powercat VIP boots which included a trip to the factory in Wales with a gait analysis screening and bespoke boots made exactly for the biomechanical needs of your feet are 'bog standard boots'.

Some will suit better than others. Asics are regularly claimed to be quite kind to your feet. The heel is raised 10mm above the ball of the foot which is recommended for me by a physio and is claimed by Asics to be better for the health of your lower legs.

Since the OP is in/near UL then surely she could find someone there offering a gait analysis/orthotic service. It will be ~€150 but i promise it is worth it if you have ongoing foot/lower limb pain.

Here are predators in size 4 HERE. They won't suit orthotics though.

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I highly recommend bespoke orthotics for your feet if you are having arch or shin pain.

All boots except the bespoke £1500 Puma Powercat VIP boots which included a trip to the factory in Wales with a gait analysis screening and bespoke boots made exactly for the biomechanical needs of your feet are 'bog standard boots'.

Some will suit better than others. Asics are regularly claimed to be quite kind to your feet. The heel is raised 10mm above the ball of the foot which is recommended for me by a physio and is claimed by Asics to be better for the health of your lower legs.

Since the OP is in/near UL then surely she could find someone there offering a gait analysis/orthotic service. It will be ~€150 but i promise it is worth it if you have ongoing foot/lower limb pain.

Here are predators in size 4 HERE. They won't suit orthotics though.
you could just do that in elverys for free
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I highly recommend bespoke orthotics for your feet if you are having arch or shin pain.

All boots except the bespoke £1500 Puma Powercat VIP boots which included a trip to the factory in Wales with a gait analysis screening and bespoke boots made exactly for the biomechanical needs of your feet are 'bog standard boots'.

Some will suit better than others. Asics are regularly claimed to be quite kind to your feet. The heel is raised 10mm above the ball of the foot which is recommended for me by a physio and is claimed by Asics to be better for the health of your lower legs.

Since the OP is in/near UL then surely she could find someone there offering a gait analysis/orthotic service. It will be ~€150 but i promise it is worth it if you have ongoing foot/lower limb pain.

Here are predators in size 4 HERE. They won't suit orthotics though.
I'm not any where near UL!

Nice spot on the boots though. Maybe with some sport insoles inside them, they'd help a little?

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you could just do that in elverys for free
They do? There's an elverys at home so I might do that at the weekend.
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I highly recommend bespoke orthotics for your feet if you are having arch or shin pain.

All boots except the bespoke £1500 Puma Powercat VIP boots which included a trip to the factory in Wales with a gait analysis screening and bespoke boots made exactly for the biomechanical needs of your feet are 'bog standard boots'.

Some will suit better than others. Asics are regularly claimed to be quite kind to your feet. The heel is raised 10mm above the ball of the foot which is recommended for me by a physio and is claimed by Asics to be better for the health of your lower legs.

Since the OP is in/near UL then surely she could find someone there offering a gait analysis/orthotic service. It will be ~€150 but i promise it is worth it if you have ongoing foot/lower limb pain.

Here are predators in size 4 HERE. They won't suit orthotics though.
I'm not any where near UL!

Nice spot on the boots though. Maybe with some sport insoles inside them, they'd help a little?

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you could just do that in elverys for free
They do? There's an elverys at home so I might do that at the weekend.
Only some of them, the crescent do it upstairs, assuming you're still in limerick!
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Lifestyle have a foot measurement thing i dunno what its called tbh
Im 9 and a half (awkward size) they order in boots in that size for me no hassle anytime i ever went in
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From experience, I'd say you have fallen arches. Just get some insoles in a chemist, I found Scholl to be very good, pop them in every piece of footwear as you go and your problem will stop. There is no need for sport insoles. Any decent pair will do.
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you could just do that in elverys for free
I got mine from a lecturer on the sports therapy/sports science courses in Carlow IT. I'd had ones from a physio practice in Dublin that he said were completely the incorrect type for me. How much training in gait analysis do you reckon a sales assistant trying to get you to buy the dearest pair of Asics running shoes will have? Running shoes will have a bigger effect to compliment different gaits. Football boots wont.
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Nice spot on the boots though. Maybe with some sport insoles inside them, they'd help a little?

Those predators have an insole with an element that sits into the sole of the boot. I tried to fit my insoles in them with the given insole and there wasn't enough room. Without i had a big hollow under the middle of my forefoot that was very uncomfortable.
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