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InternalTraining

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Re: Knees... OMG my knees
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2018, 04:23:12 PM »


Good idea in terms of comfort and effectiveness. However are you able to get them in white? I'll happily play in non-league games in shorts but even I draw the line at non-white footgear.

No, no whites. We play white-ball cricket and our uniforms are colored. We can wear non-white shoes. I wear these to my games: https://www.rei.com/product/828600/brooks-cascadia-7-trail-running-shoes-mens

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Re: Knees... OMG my knees
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2018, 04:25:19 PM »

@InternalTraining you complain that these 'stiff and uncomfortable' shoes are killing cricket, but you've never actually worn a pair..?

I said tradition, not just 'stiff and uncomfortable' shoes.

But yes, never wore them. Never will. If I could buy 10 pair of these, I would in a heartbeat:

https://www.rei.com/product/828600/brooks-cascadia-7-trail-running-shoes-mens

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Re: Knees... OMG my knees
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2018, 04:31:46 PM »

I guess it's all relative, but I'd say the early part of this summer was the driest I've seen, and whilst you could get away playing in spikes still (I did), you could also get away with playing in trainers or the multi-studded hard ground type shoes as well.  Down to personal choice, never liked batting in trainers after an overseas quick nobbled my big toe with a yorker when I was about 23.
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Re: Knees... OMG my knees
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2018, 06:33:03 PM »

Has anyone found a really comfortable pair of spikes still with protection from the toe crushing Yorkers? I seem to struggle each year finding something  that won't kill my feet. This year certainly has been hard being in the field 3 hours in the heat with rock hard grounds....
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Re: Knees... OMG my knees
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2018, 09:22:12 PM »

I can't seem to find a batting shoe that offers for protection either.  Rather, it seems with each passing year, the efforts to drive down the weight of the shoe leads to less and less protection from blows to the foot.
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Re: Knees... OMG my knees
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2018, 05:24:55 AM »

Has anyone found a really comfortable pair of spikes still with protection from the toe crushing Yorkers? I seem to struggle each year finding something  that won't kill my feet. This year certainly has been hard being in the field 3 hours in the heat with rock hard grounds....

In the end I gave up on the protection part and just thought that if the ones on the market aren't going to give me any/much protection then I am going to want to be as light and comfy as possible = spiked trainers. And it was the best decision I ever made.
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