You’ll be thanking me for this later. This is how you ought to tie your laces to avoid any trouble, begin with tying your shoe in your regular knot like you would normally tie any shoe. Afterwards, flex your foot a little bit. When the knot loosens up, you should untie and tie the knot again. You must make the loop long enough so that it allows a second knot. Then simply tie a square knot on top of it, you should have a strong enough knot that doesn’t cause problem in the middle of game.
There are shoes in the market that have loop and hook closure, they can be handled in another relatively easy manner. Begin by repositioning the closures until the shoe fits perfectly. And then all you need to do is create a heel lock to secure the shoe in feet.
3. Smelly Cleats:
Your soccer cleats are bound to smell bad after long sessions of practice and I’m certain if you’re soccer player and you do not know how to handle that, you must be really annoyed of it by now. So, what’s the solution? Just mix some water and distilled white vinegar in equal proportions and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture inside your smelly cleats. The odour should leave your shoes in some time. This is super helpful. Another way of dealing with this issue is by sprinkling some baking soda inside your cleats. This also helps eliminate odour due to its alkaline properties.
4. Avoiding Injuries:
A lot of foot injuries that are a result of unpredictable injuries can be avoided beforehand simply by trimming your toenails more regularly than you already do. You never know when you might come at the receiving end of these painful calamities, so it is advisable to foresee them and cure them in time. Shave down your calluses (that re bound to form due to cleats) so that they hurt less or luckily not at all. If you don’t shave down the callus, blisters can form under it.
5. Buy Very Carefully:
You know where I’m going with this last but ultimately most important tip. Just buy you cleats with great attention and get the right fit. This will help you play with focus since the right fit will keep your foot very comfortable. Shoes that are not the right size can alter the shape of your feet, cause you to develop hammer toe and affect your performance gravely.
I hope these tips will help you take good care of your cleats and feet both!
Jeff Nachmani is a football coach. He is obsessed with soccer and encourages outdoor games. He regularly posts at https://soccergap.com/