Orthotics for Tennis - Improve Your Footwork
Great Footwork Depends on Supportive Footwear
On the court, your footwear is critical. Surefootedness and agility are vital in body positioning and response time. Make sure your footwear enhances your ability to be in the right place at the right time.
Take Care of Your Feet and They Will Take Care of You
On the court, you put a lot of stress on your feet. Tennis requires instant changes in direction, frequent acceleration and abrupt stops. Your feet and ankles are heavily weighted, usually in a rotated position. Rapid stops can force your toes into the front of your shoes. Select shoes that fit well - snug but with room enough so your toes do not bump in front. Wear polyester or wool socks that provide good moisture management. Find orthotic inserts for your shoes that will minimize the stress and impact on your feet. You need to concentrate on your game.
How Orthotic Insoles Help Tennis Players
Increasing the contact area between the bottom of your foot and the shoe -- through the use of orthotic insoles helps in a number of ways:
- Proprioception (the sense of how your body is positioned) is increased. Heightened awareness translates to faster response and a higher level of play.
- Pronation control prevents your arches from flattening. Avoid the risk of Plantar Fasciitis and other foot ailments by supporting your arches.
- A more stable foot moves less inside your shoe. Blisters are minimized. Your feet stay cooler, more comfortable.
- Deep heel cups stabilize the rear foot and concentrate the fatty pad beneath your heel for additional cushioning.
Why Tread Labs Orthotics for Tennis?
Tread Labs orthotic insoles fill the gap between custom orthotics and off the shelf insoles. They offer the support and durability of custom insoles, but with a price ($75) much closer to off the shelf products. To perfectly fit your feet, they are available in dozens of sizes and arch heights and are available for free on-court testing. If you have tried other insoles with limited success, it is time to try Tread Labs.
Tread Labs Design and Materials
The guts of a Tread Labs insole is a springy molded polypropylene arch support. It is firm but flexes as weight is applied. High rebound, polyurethane foam sits above the arch support. This provides shock absorption and comfort. The very top layer is a low friction, 100% polyester fabric. It keeps your feet cool and has an antimicrobial treatment to keep your shoes fresh.
Tennis players have known for years that orthotic insoles can dramatically improve their game. Our 30 day fit guarantee allows you to test Tread Labs orthotic insoles in your favorite tennis shoes. Experience the feeling of a seamless connection with the playing surface and see if better footwork translates to a competitive edge.
With a large number of sizes and varying arch heights, we can fit nearly everyone with an insole that will improve comfort and performance. Try our Stride Orthotic Insoles to find the one that's right for your tennis shoes today.