Playing five-a-side football is a great social sport but it’s important to know what to wear when heading down to your local five-a-side court. The correct football boots for artificial turf are different to the boots you need to wear on grass or the shoes to wear on an indoor pitch. Wearing the wrong football boots on artificial turf can cause serious injury to your ankles or other players.
Accident Advice Helpline endeavours to provide information that keeps people safe from injury and, at the same time, if you get injured and it was someone else’s fault, we are here to help you claim compensation for any and all personal injuries that you might suffer. The injury needs to have occurred in the last three years and you need to have sought medical attention in order to be eligible for compensation.
What are the correct football boots for artificial turf?
Artificial turf is a carpet of synthetic grass which is typically laid over concrete which is why it’s usually so painful to land on the floor while playing. When playing football on an artificial pitch, it’s important to never wear boots that have metal studs as it will pull up the turf when you run. Not only will the metal studs damage the pitch itself, it’s also very painful for the player. Given that artificial football pitches are laid on top of concrete, it’s possible to get painful stud pressure from the metal pressing through the sole of your boot as there is too much resistance when you step. Football boots which have studs can also minimise traction on artificial turf, therefore you may, as a result, injure other players on the pitch.
Have you suffered a football injury that was someone else’s fault?
Although most football injuries would be as a result of not stretching, there are occasions when people fly into tackles recklessly and deal considerable damage to their opponents. If you have suffered an injury during a football game due to your opponent acting irresponsibly, call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take a 30-second test to assess if your claim carries any weight.
Our friendly advisors are here to help. We will work on your behalf and take on the responsibility of your claim. We aim to gain the compensation you deserve. At Accident Advice Helpline we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: February 23, 2017
Author: Accident Advice