Football season is just around the corner, which means it’s that time of the year to check out the latest and greatest in this year’s football boot space. Each style of boot will function and perform differently to the next one, so this year let’s choose based on need and not on looks! 

 

We’re going to take a deep dive into this year’s Asics range. Asics have been a constant in the football boot game for many years, which means they’ve got just about each and every player covered with a style to suit. 

 

This year’s Asics range all include some pretty nifty technology to keep you on the park for longer and reduce the likelihood of injuries. Beginning with the 10mm heel pitch. This essentially means a slight heel raise which assists with taking some load away from the achilles, calf and hamstrings. The other exciting layer to all Asics boots is their flytefoam midsole. The flytefoam adds great cushioning to the boot while not sacrificing added weight.

 

Lets jump into the 2021 range! 

 

Asics Gel Lethal Ultimate

  • Much like your conventional Asics runner
  • Standard stud pattern with plenty of cushioning 
  • Comes with a removable innersole to fit an orthotic if required
  • Suitable for those needing more stability and cushioning, a good option for your club veterans! 

 

Asics Lethal Club

  • Very similar to the Gel Lethal Ultimate 
  • Key difference is the lower stud height
  • Allows for a slightly lighter boot whilst keeping a high level of stability and cushioning
  • Great for those who might require a little added stability but prefer a lighter weight option

 

Asics Tigreor 

  • The boot of choice for Joel Selwood and countless other AFL stars
  • A slimline, lightweight boot with plenty of spring
  • It comes loaded with a midsole spring plate allowing for added acceleration and explosive power 
  • Perfect for those of you who get a run through the midfield or like to get up and down the ground. 
  • Great boot for both men and women with a number of colourways available 

 

Asics Testimonial

  • Another common style you will see the AFL stars wearing 
  • Similar to the Tigreor, slimline and lightweight
  • Less cushioning than those in the Lethal range but still a comfortable option
  • Slightly longer studs than the Tigreor

While it’s great to know a little bit more about each of these boots, there’s nothing quite like trying on a pair and getting a feel for what feels right for you. For expert fitting advice, I highly recommend Active Feet, now with two stores open across Geelong and the coast (89 W Fyans St, Newtown and 3/85 The Terrace, Ocean Grove)

 

The marketplace is flooded with footy boots these days so making the right decision for you can be a little tricky. If you have any questions about the right fit or style for you please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

 

Andrew Graham – Podiatrist

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