Outsole in hard rubber with cone shaped spikes for traction. / Supple EVA midsole for cushioning. / The outsole covers the front of the toes. Insole: flat foam.
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Upper: PU insert to protect against splashes, with a mesh insert for ventilation. / Rigid PU stiffener. / 3D mesh tongue and mesh outer for comfort and ventilation. / 3D mesh sockliner for comfort./ Round laces.
Choosing the right size and model
Like with any sports shoes, your hockey shoes need to fit your feet properly. First, make sure there are no pressure points. Next, ensure your foot does not slip around inside the shoe. This is especially important when playing on artificial turf. According to manufacturers, certain models are specially adapted to women. They are designed for a smaller stature and a smaller foot volume.
Choosing the right size and model (continued)
Some women have a small shoe size and tend to choose kids' shoes. These are not suited to the stature of an adult woman.
Choosing the right size and model (continued 2)
How to know if your shoes fit properly Put on your hockey socks. Plant your foot firmly on the ground. While exerting pressure down on your foot, try to move your foot in all directions in the shoe. It should not be able to move.
Field hockey shoes have different sections. Each has a specific purpose. The outsole (in contact with the ground) is generally made of rubber and has spikes. It is hard and provides traction to prevent slipping. The midsole (just above the outsole) is generally made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA).
Why wear specialised hockey shoes?
Field hockey shoes are designed with two specific features: reinforcements, especially at the front of the foot and the heel, to protect your feet from impacts from the ball and the stick, and a sole suited to field hockey playing surfaces - generally sandy or wet artificial turf - for the traction you need.
Special features of hockey shoes
Field hockey shoes are designed with features specific to the sport: The outsole (the part of the sole in contact with the ground) is generally made of rubber and has spikes of various shapes and positions. It is harder than a trail shoe. It is adapted to synthetic, sandy, or wet pitches specific to field hockey. It ensures grip on the pitch, which is critical to field hockey.
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It can also cover the front part of the shoe to protect the toes from impacts. The midsole (the part of the sole just above the outsole) is generally made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). It cushions against impacts from running on field hockey pitches, which are relatively hard.
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It generally rises up the inside of the foot to provide stability during the directional changes and footwork involved in field hockey. The lacing of the quarter, the inner and outer mid parts of the shoe's upper, which is generally made of PU and mesh, is essential for providing good foot support in field hockey.
Special features of hockey shoes (continued 3)
You will often also find PU inserts that serve as reinforcements against impacts or simply as a design element (brand logo). The stiffener, behind the shoe's upper, is generally made of flexible PU with inner reinforcement by a stiff PU plate and serves to stabilise the heel and protect the Achilles tendon from impacts.
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The tongue, over the instep, is generally made of foam and mesh and serves to protect the foot from splashes of water or dirt.
Hockey should be fun. Don't neglect your safety. Always wear your mouthguard, shin guards and a glove. Use hockey shoes with protective reinforcement and soles designed for your playing surface. Wear a mask and specially designed gloves. During matches and training.
These shoes were designed by our product development team comprised of field hockey players who are passionate about their sport (product managers, designers, engineers, garment designers, and prototype and lab technicians) as well as Decathlon shoe process specialists.
The information here was provided by the manufacturer or observed by our teams from samples received from the manufacturer.
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