It is vital that you get a specific shoe if you or a loved one is playing netball. Net ball has the highest rate of injury of any sport in Australia. People underestimate how demanding it is to stop within 1 step particularly if you’re running flat out. So follow these steps when buying a shoe for netball.
Netball shoes what to look for :
A firm heel counter – will give the ankle and the foot more support and stabilize landing.
Shouldn’t twist through the middle of the shoe The shoe should naturally bend at the toe Get a surface on the outsole that won’t slip – shoe needs to be sports specific. This year Asics have taken this one step further and released their models specific to the position you play make sure you read one and check out what you should be wearing for your position.
Gel-netburner super 6 (attack/defense)
This is a shoe that has been specifically designed for attack and defense positions it allows for the player to pivot in a superior fashion due to the design of the forefoot of the shoe. A feature I like it even has a bunion window so there’s limited irritation to the big toe. Still has a great level of support in the rear foot.
Gel-netburner professional 12 (centre)
This is a shoe specifically designed for someone playing centre it is super light and designed for large amounts of movement during a game. Still has adequate support which is essential for a game like netball.
Gel-netburner ballistic MT (all court shoe)
This is an all court shoe designed for all positions and is designed for more support at the ankle.