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imogzyboy

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Cricket shoe advice!
« on: June 01, 2018, 09:19:45 AM »

Morning guys!

Im currently recovering from an ankle reconstruction where Id torn my ATFL and few other things, my question is. Can anyone whos been in a similar injury recommend the best boots for when I do return to playing, its highly unlikely I will play this year but when I do I want the best boots for supporting the ankle, so what would be recommended? Thanks chaps
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Re: Cricket shoe advice!
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 09:32:34 AM »

id guess some bowling boots would be best, i think all low cut boots would not be of any use.
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Re: Cricket shoe advice!
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 10:21:46 AM »

Best to try and see what feels best for you I think, I broke my ankle a couple seasons ago and got myself a pair of bowling boots which really weren't that great on the ankle. Currently using spiked up tennis shoes which are excellent round the ankle, although that's not what I bought them. I'd try on as many as you can and see what feels best, including considering getting something spiked.
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Re: Cricket shoe advice!
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 01:17:00 PM »

If it were me I'd  get an orthopaedic ankle support (neoprene/strapping/compressuon etc). Then I'd  take that support to shops to wear it while trying on cricket shoes and/or runners to go and get spiked up.
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Re: Cricket shoe advice!
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 01:36:07 PM »

I have ankle instability which is exaggerated by bowling. I use the New Balance CK4040 boot for bowling combined with a custom insole and an Aircast A60 ankle brace (the same as Andy Murray uses). Seems to do the trick!

I tried the Adidas Vector boots which made it worse due to them finishing just below the ankle and exaggerating the problem!

I bat in standard Adidas SL22 with no brace as the impact isn't bad enough to cause me discomfort.
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Re: Cricket shoe advice!
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 03:06:50 PM »

Imo worst thing to do would be get high bowling boots if you're not a pace bowler. Your ankle will become overly reliant on it and become unstable more easily when you go back to normal boots. When I did my ankle the same just before Xmas 2016, I used KT tape and padded insoles to add stability and reduce shock, then back to my normal trainers/boots as quickly as possible.

ATFL tears, and deltoid damage if you've got any of that, is a pain and hurts a lot, so hope the recovery is quicker than mine was!
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Re: Cricket shoe advice!
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 03:11:37 PM »

Imo worst thing to do would be get high bowling boots if you're not a pace bowler. Your ankle will become overly reliant on it and become unstable more easily when you go back to normal boots. When I did my ankle the same just before Xmas 2016, I used KT tape and padded insoles to add stability and reduce shock, then back to my normal trainers/boots as quickly as possible.

ATFL tears, and deltoid damage if you've got any of that, is a pain and hurts a lot, so hope the recovery is quicker than mine was!

Yeah unfortunately I had ruptured the ATFL and damaged the PTFL and CFL so I did it in good style and had damage to the heal bone. How long was your recovery like?
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 05:31:35 PM »

My recovery was from initial injury to light running about two months, park running about 10 weeks in and full pace after about 15/16 weeks. I only discovered the deltoid damage at about 8 weeks when I tried a park run and was in agony halfway round.
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