Your shoes should protect your feet and provide you with support, especially sport shoes. When purchasing baseball or softball shoes, make sure that there is no more than a half inch of space between the big toe and the front of the shoe. Arch pain is a common complaint among baseball and softball players, especially catchers. Only purchase shoes that offer arch support, and consider custom shoe inserts known as orthotics.*
It’s common for baseball and softball players to experience sprains, stress fractures and tendinitis, making supportive shoes that much more important. To avoid heel pain, try multi-cleats for children ages 11-15 and avoid metal baseball spikes for players under the age of 13.
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