Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Bump, Set, Spike!
Volleyball season is coming soon (or already here for some). Do you have the right gear?
We just wanted to take a brief moment to share some tips for this season so you can bump, set and spike your way to victory.
Volleyball shoes are not the same as running, training or basketball shoes. While volleyball shoes usually look very similar to other styles of athletic shoes, especially running and training shoes, they are constructed to specifically help you perform better on the court. The outsole on a volleyball shoe is made from a gum rubber sole material which will give you better traction on the gym floor. In a volleyball shoe, the midsole support is in the ball of the foot and allows for lateral movement instead of forward movement.
Volleyball shoes are not meant to be worn off of the court. Gum rubber is a soft material. If you wear them on abrasive surfaces, the soles will wear out very quickly, and you probably won't make it through the season with just the one pair of shoes.
Volleyball shoes are not meant to last longer than one season under regular wear. If it is worn almost every day out of the week for practices or games, you will most likely not get more than one season out of them.
If the sides by the ankle become weaker and you lose traction in the shoe, it is time to replace them.
Volleyball shoes should fit snug, not tight to the foot. You should not be able to move your foot inside the shoe, even though the shoe is flexible enough to move with you. A finger width should be what is between the tip of your toes and the tip of the shoe.
Now that you know a little bit more about how your shoes should fit and how they differ from other shoes, take a look at our selection of womens volleyball shoes.
Do you have more tips to share? What are some of your favorite volleyball shoes that we sell?