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SHOES - PROPER FIT BY SPORT

Get the most out of your footwear. 
Why is Proper fit important? 
Proper Fit = better performance, longer endurance & prevents injury.  
Improper Fit = decreased performance, premature breakdown & greater chance of injury.

Proper Fit Category Guide

Category

Toe Area

Width Area

Heel Area

Basketball

Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Heel can move but is not supposed to slip

Baseball/Softball

Allow room for toes to move comfortably while standing up straight

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm

Football

Allow room for toes to move comfortably while standing up straight

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm

Tennis

Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Heel can move but is not supposed to slip

Training

Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Heel can move but is not supposed to slip

Running

Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Heel can move but is not supposed to slip

Track & Field

Glove like fit (allow room for toes to move comfortably) while standing up straight

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm

Soccer

Glove like fit (allow room for toes to move comfortably) while standing up straight

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm

Volleyball

Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Heel can move but is not supposed to slip

Cheer

Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Heel can move but is not supposed to slip

Wrestling

Glove like fit (allow room for toes to move comfortably) while standing up straight

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm

Hiking

Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm

Walking/Toning

Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnail's length) of space between end of longest toe on largest foot and the end of the shoe

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Heel can move but is not supposed to slip

Lacrosse

Allow room for toes to move comfortably while standing up straight

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm

Skate

Allow room for toes to move comfortably while standing up straight

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Heel can move but is not supposed to slip

Cross Country

Glove like fit (allow room for toes to move comfortably) while standing up straight

Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe

Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm

BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIZING HELP, TIPS & INFORMATION

Proper Fit (Shoes)

Toe Area: Allow room for toes to move comfortably while standing up straight.

Width Area: Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe.

Heel Area: Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm.

Choosing the Right Cleat

Molded rubber cleats: that have wide studs with deep grooves offer a safe choice when it comes to baseball footwear. Most youth leagues and certain adult organizations require the softer rubber bottoms.

Molded TPU cleats: feature a varying number of hard plastic studs in brand-specific configurations. TPU weighs less than rubber and offers a metal-cleat "feel" without the danger of spikes.

Metal cleats: have bladed studs that are usually wide and thin with rounded edges. The studs are pointed at different directions on the outsole to deliver multidirectional traction specific to baseball movements.

Turf shoes:, also called trainers, have rubber bottoms with shallow patterns or little nubs. They are ideal for training, batting practice, fielding drills and play on hard turf.

Interchangeable cleats: are ideal for players who only want one shoe to play on different surfaces or in different leagues. They include a complete set of metal and TPU cleats and a wrench.

Choosing the Right Bat

To find the right size bat for you, find your height in the chart below. Then find the column with your weight and move across the chart until you come to the header containing your weight. This meeting point, in inches, indicates the best bat length for you.

Bat Length  Sizing Chart

Height

    36-40

41-44

45-48

49-52

53-56

57-60

61-64

65-68

69-72

73+

Weight(lbs)

  Bat Length

                 

under 60

     26"

27"

28"

29"

29"

 

 

 

 

 

61-70

     27"

27"

28"

29"

30"

30"

 

 

 

 

71-80

 

28"

28"

29"

30"

30"

31"

 

 

 

81-90

 

28"

29"

29"

30"

30"

31"

32"

 

 

91-100

 

28"

29"

30"

30"

31"

31"

32"

 

 

101-110

 

29"

29"

30"

30"

31"

31"

32"

 

 

111-120

 

29"

29"

30"

30"

31"

31"

32"

 

 

121-130

 

29"

29"

30"

30"

31"

32"

33"

33"

 

131-140

 

29"

30"

30"

31"

31"

32"

33"

33"

 

141-150

 

 

30"

30"

31"

31"

32"

33"

33"

 

151-160

 

 

30"

31"

31"

32"

32"

33"

33"

33"

161-170

 

 

 

31"

31"

32"

32"

33"

33"

34"

171-180

 

 

 

 

 

32"

33"

33"

34"

34"

180+

 

 

 

 

 

 

33"

33"

34"

34"

Choosing the Right Fielding Glove (General Guide)

Baseball

Youth: Infield 10"-11.5", Outfield 11"-12"

High School / Adult: Infield and Pitchers 11"-12.25", Outfield 12"-13"

Fastpitch

High School / Adult: Infield 11.5"-12.5", Outfield 12.5"-13"

Slowpitch

Infield 12"-13", Outfield 12.5"-15"

BASKETBALL SIZING HELP, TIPS & INFORMATION

Proper Fit (Shoes)

Toe Area: Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnails length) of space between end of longest toe or largest foot and the end of the shoe.

Width Area: Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe.

Heel Area: Heel can move but is not suppose to slip.

What Size Basketball do I Need

Full size basketballs are recommended for men and boys age 12 years or older.

The official size is 29.5" in circumference.

Intermediate basketballs are recommended for boys 8-12 years old and women / girls of all ages.

The official size is 28.5" in circumference.

FOOTBALL SIZING HELP, TIPS & INFORMATION

Proper Fit (Shoes)

Toe Area: Allow room for toes to move comfortably while standing up straight.

Width Area: Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe.

Heel Area: Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm.

Choosing the Right Cleat

Molded TPU and rubber cleats: work best on natural grass surfaces that are neither soggy nor bone dry and "sport grass" synthetic turf surfaces.

Detachable cleats: work best on wet or dry natural grass surfaces.

Turf shoes: work best on very hard/dry natural surfaces and "Astroturf" synthetic surfaces.

RUNNING AND TRACK SIZING HELP, TIPS & INFORMATION

Proper Fit (Shoes)

Toe Area: Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnails length) of space between end of longest toe or largest foot and the end of the shoe.

Width Area: Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe.

Heel Area: Heel can move but is not suppose to slip.

Choosing Running Shoes

How to Determine Your Foot Type: The Footprint Test  
To figure out what type of running shoes you should buy, you first need to know what type of feet you have: 
1. Pour water into a pan. Just enough to get the bottom of your foot wet. 
2. Place one foot into the pan of water. 
3. Step on a piece of paper to leave your footprint.

Types of Arches

Normal Arch: Runners with a normal arch will leave a footprint that has a flare, but shows the forefoot and heel connected by a broadband. A normal foot lands on the outside of the heel and rolls inward slightly to absorb shock. This is the foot of a runner who is biomechanically efficient (normal pronation). These runners should look for cushioned running shoes or stability running shoes with moderate control features.

Low Arch: Runners with a low arch will either see most of their footprint or almost all of their footprint. As with the normal pronation sequence, the outside of the heel makes the initial ground contact. However, the foot rows inward at a greater degree (overpronation). Runners who are mild overpronators (see most of their footprint) should look for stability running shoes. Runners who are severe overpronators (see almost all of their footprint) should look for motion control running shoes.

High Arch: Runners with a high arch will notice a high and definite arch on their footprint. The forefoot and heel are connected by a narrow band. As with the normal pronation sequence, the outside of the heel makes the initial ground contact. However, the foot rows outward (underpronation) Runners who are underpronators should look for cushioned running shoes; as they will provide the most cushioning for absorbing shock and have enough flexibility to encourage proper foot motion.

SOCCER SIZING HELP, TIPS & INFORMATION

Proper Fit (Shoes)

Toe Area: Glove like fit (allow room for toes to move comfortably) while standing up straight.

Width Area: Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe.

Heel Area: Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm.

Choosing the Right Cleat

Molded TPU cleats: are available for a variety of surfaces firm ground (FG), hard ground (HG) and artificial grass (AG).

Firm Ground (FG) molded cleats work best on most firm natural surfaces (not to soft or to hard). Hard Ground (HG) molded cleats work best on most hard natural and artificial surfaces. Artificial Grass (AG) molded cleats work best on most artificial grass surfaces. Soft Ground (SG) cleats can either be molded or detachable and work best on soft or wet natural surfaces.

Molded rubber cleats: are heavier, but safer; especially for youth who are learning to play the game.

Turf shoes: feature smaller rubber studs or patterns on the outsole to improve traction on hard natural and artificial surfaces. Many players also use turf shoes for training drills or practice.

Indoor shoes: generally feature gum rubber (non-marking) flat outsoles for indoor or dry artificial surfaces.

Choosing the Right Soccer Ball

 
 

Ball Size

Player's Age

1 & 2

promotional soccer balls

3

8 and younger

4

8-12

5

12 and older

TRAINING SIZING HELP, TIPS & INFORMATION

Proper Fit (Shoes)

Toe Area: Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnails length) of space between end of longest toe or largest foot and the end of the shoe.

Width Area: Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe.

Heel Area: Heel can move but is not suppose to slip.

Choosing a Training Shoe

Training shoes are commonly referred to as cross training shoes and can be used for a variety of sport activities.However these shoes aren't meant for continous running, because they're heavier and don't offer the cushioning and flexibility runners need.

WALKING/TONING SIZING HELP, TIPS & INFORMATION

Proper Fit (Shoes)

Toe Area: Allow .25" to .5" (thumbnails length) of space between end of longest toe or largest foot and the end of the shoe.

Width Area: Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe.

Heel Area: Heel can move but is not suppose to slip.

Choosing a Walking/Toning Shoe

Walking shoes needs to have a flexible sole and more bend in the toe than a running shoe. You should be able to twist and bend the toe area. It should also be lightweight and breathable.

Toning shoes typically utilize a specially designed sole, that may have a curved sole that create's a rocking motion or a sole that includes air pods. They increase the use of certain muscle groups, that are meant to further help tone and trim the lower body.

WRESTLING SIZING HELP, TIPS & INFORMATION

Proper Fit (Shoes)

Toe Area: Glove like fit (allow room for toes to move comfortably) while standing straight up.

Width Area: Foot is supposed to fit comfortably without stretching the upper over the midsole of the shoe.

Heel Area: Try for a snug fit as heel counter area is less padded and more firm.

Choosing a Wrestling Shoe

Wrestling shoes should have a snug fit and feature a strong sole and high ankle support.