Selecting and wearing the correct footwear in sport is crucial, and this is no different when playing cricket. The correct footwear not only ensures comfort, it protects against myriad sport-related injuries and common slips, trips and falls on the cricket pitch.
How to choose the ideal cricket shoe
To minimise the risk of sporting injuries and slips and trips on the grassy terrain, it is recommended that you visit a specialists to find a pair of footwear that is best suited to the shape of your feet.
This process will allow you to eliminate various items and is your first vital step in selecting your ideal cricket shoe.
When choosing your shoe, consider whether the product can offer you:
- Toe protection when batting
- Cushion, strong heel support and toe comfort when bowling
- Overall comfort for a long day on the field
These factors make up the essential criteria for the perfect cricket shoe.
Footwear-related cricket injuries
When you fail to wear adequate footwear on the cricket pitch, there are numerous injuries that you can sustain, varying in severity.
On a basic level, slips, trips and falls are highly likely to occur if you have failed to sport shoes with suitable spiked soles.
Beyond this, however, common injuries that occur due to incorrect cricket footwear include but are not limited to:
- Turf toe: overstretching of the toe ligaments
- Ankle injuries: both ligament damage and broken ankles are likely
- Broken toes: from poor shoe protection when batting
- Bruised heel: from constant heel impact when bowling
Claiming for a sport-related personal injury
If you sustain a sport-related injury, and can prove liability for the accident lies out of your hands, you may want to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.
A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you fight for the personal injury compensation you deserve for the harm and distress you have endured.
Will I have to attend court?
With Accident Advice Helpline, most of our clients claims can be completed over the phone and you will not be required to attend court. You may have to attend a medical appointment to help assess the extent of your sporting injuries, in support of your claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation, with no pressure to continue with your claim following the call.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice