Your feet may never touch a basketball, but they keep you in the game

If you’re looking for a few boats with shoelaces attached, you can find them on lots of basketball courts. In fact, if you’re trying to find Will Perdue, Bulls Center champ in 1991, 1992 and 1993, you might actually see his feet before you see the rest of his body. This is true stuff, basketball fans, Pervin wears a tennis shoe size of 21 AAAAA.

If you’re amazed by that and trying to envision how in the world he can sit comfortably between a couch and a coffee table, think about Shaquille O’Neal, who happens to have the biggest feet in the NBA with a shoe size of 24 EEE.

No matter what size your shoe size happens to be, however, it’s important to take extremely good care of your feet, even as a kid playing on your own Goalrilla Basketball Goal court at home.  Basketball games place a lot of pressure on the foot and ankle, which can result in various injuries, such as ankle sprains, muscle pulls, torn ligaments, shin splints and fractures.

The Basketball Goal Store encourages players of all ages and abilities to play safely. Some ways to avoid injury on the basketball court:

  • Don’t rush through warm-up. When your body is not adequately prepared, that’s when landing wrong from a jump shot or twisting your body in a fall can result in an injury that can cost you the season.
  • Wear shoes specifically made for the game. Basketball shoes are designed with lots of ankle support and shock absorption, which makes the jump shot and the fast dribble down the court not only more safe but more possible, in even the most difficult moments on the court.
  • Always replace your basketball shoes before the soles are smooth. A good rule of thumb to follow: replace your shoes every two to three months if you play five days a week.
  • Wear acrylic socks

Your body and your footwear are tools for the game of basketball. If you take the game seriously, take your tools seriously, too!

-Pat of the Basketball Goal Store Blog Team


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