Did you know that, aside from running, the sport involving the most miles run is football? On average, a football player clocks up a staggering 7 miles per game. That’s double the amount of miles that a hockey or tennis player will run.
Unlike ‘pure’ running athletes that have a huge selection of trainers to choose from for their specific needs, football players rely on narrow, studded football boots. Recent news has highlighted a rise in injuries among female football players as well as issues with discomfort from their football boots.
A highly demanding sport such as football, involving sudden fast movements and pivots, requires footwear that gives comfort, support and protection against injury. So how can we help?
Improved comfort and reduced injury risk
At Profeet, our custom insoles can provide much needed comfort inside football boots while also giving additional arch support that can be tailored to an individual player’s needs.
Profeet Biomechanist, Tom, says:
The boots tend to be very narrow and stiff with very little shock absorbency and if not set up properly the knees can start to take the brunt of the force. We’ll help by getting the alignment a little happier, ensuring that they are holding the ankle well.”
We can also carry out a thorough biomechanical analysis, checking any imbalances that need addressing as you run around during the game. By stripping away the footwear and looking at barefoot movements and natural running pathways, any variations will become evident. A gait assessment as well as a dynamic foot scan will detect any issues as your foot impacts on the ground.
Most of football is running back and forward with little interaction with the ball for the majority of the game, so the running tends to become the most important part,”