|Ball sports such as basketball, rugby, tennis, soccer are another group of sports that demand a unique set of features from footwear and orthotics. This type of sport couples high levels of intensity (similar to sprinting), side to side movement and long periods of jogging. A truly unique situation.
Shoes and orthotics used for ball and field sports should support the foot and limit excess motions. Generally these shoes should have a lower heel to promote ankle stability and the outsole should match the terrain (eg studs for grass sports).
The stud position is also an important point to consider when selecting footwear for ball sports. Try to avoid boots with a stud position that is directly over high impact areas like the ball of the large toe. This can cause extra pressure on this area, and eventually foot pain and injury.
Both the docpods ultra and the ultra soft have a 0 degree wedged heel and minimal heel raise. This keeps the ankle in a position that is unlikely to cause ankle sprains while supporting the foot. The ultra soft orthotic offers maximum support and cushioning for ultra comfort. The ultra orthotic offers similar support that will mould to your feet over time in a more slimline innersole.
Docpods ultra soft and Docpods enhance the supportive features of this type of footwear, without destabilizing the foot by rolling it out. This leads to less wear and tear on the feet and a more comfortable sporting experience.
Docpods orthotics help to add support to shoes for ball and field sports. When the foot is supported to function in a more efficient position there is less wear and tear on the foot. This leads to less foot pain and more comfortable shoes.
Docpods orthotics that are perfect for ball and field sports are listed below.