What are the best Kids footy boots? Torquay Podiatrist, Rosie Sharp explains…

February 15, 2017

What are the best kids foot boots? Torquay Podiatrist, Rosie Sharp explains…

As we brush off the dust off last years football boots, many of you may find them to be too small.

Now is the perfect time to pick the right boots for you or your child!

Football boots are often lightweight, flexible and lower profile, meaning they generally have less cushioning and support. It is important to pick the right boots to prevent overload and growth related pains, such as heel and knee pain.

If you child has a history of lower limb injuries or pain we recommend:

  1. Asics Gel Lethal Ultimate

The Lethal Ultimate is based on a running shoe, with increased cushioning and support through the midsole making it perfect for shock absorption and for when playing on harder grounds.

This shoe can be slightly more cumbersome (because of the increased cushioning) than other football boots and so we have compiled a list of lighter, but still supportive boots.

Our Top 5 ‘lightweight’ Junior Football Boots (Boys and Girls)

  1. Asics Gel Lethal Tigreor
  2. Asics Gel Lethal Shot
  3. Adidas Predator Instinct
  4. Asics DS Light JNR
  5. Nike Tiempo Legend

When purchasing football boots there are a few key tips:

  1. Allow a finger width between the end of the shoe and the longest toe for growing feet.
  2. Take football socks to the store as they are often thicker than normal socks
  3. Go for the most comfortable shoe!

There are a few great places to get footy boots in Geelong

  • De Grandi’s
  • Rebel Sport
  • The Athlete’s Foot (Asics only)
  • Amart

If you have questions about updating your footy boots (or has a niggling injury that is preventing them from keeping as active as they would like) please feel free to email me, I would love to help.

Yours in keeping people active, healthy and happy,

Rosie Sharp

Podiatrist Rosie Sharp consults at Pro Feet Podiatry’s Drysdale clinic and has a passion for helping people achieve their fitness goals. She believes strongly in prevention being better than the cure and of the importance of identifying and addressing risk factors to prevent injuries.