Over the last few seasons, the number of cricket shoes available has increased significantly. With so many options, it can be difficult to work out which shoe will suit your needs best.
Firstly, you will need to decide whether you want a spike or rubber sole shoe - for most turf players the spike shoe is the ideal choice - whereas the Hard wicket or synthetic turf players should always go for a rubber sole shoe.
There are plenty of options available in the rubber sole range. Gray-Nicolls and Kookaburra offer some great value for money rubber sole shoes which are ideal for most cricketers. As you head up towards the top of the range, brands like New Balance and Asics all offer some fantastic technology which is not just reserved for the spike shoes.
The range of spikes now available is very large, and with different designs for different types of cricketers, it is important to select a shoe which will meet your cricket demands. If you bowl pace or medium pace, off more than 9-10 steps, it is important to look for a hard wearing shoe which will cope with the demands pace bowling can put on a shoe. More often than not, pace or medium pace bowlers will look for a full spike shoe with a sturdy upper. If you are a batter, wicket keeper or spinner, look for the more lightweight and comfortable option as the load put on your cricket shoes will not normally be as high as the pace or medium pace bowlers.
For any size or technical questions, please feel free to contact one of our stores and one of our team members will be able to assist you further.