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Islanderfan17 01-21-2014 06:14 PM

Best shoes for Dek Hockey?
Hey all,

I've been playing Dek Hockey for probably about 5 years now. Anyways, I've recently started experiencing shin splints and I'm pretty sure it's because I was using the wrong shoes for awhile. I was using a pair of all terrain shoes for Dek Hockey, playing in games 1-3 times a week for a few months.

I've never been one to be conscious of my shoe choice until recently due to the shin splints, probably because I never had issues with it save one time in high school where I was experiencing them due to running in really old shoes.

So, I went to the shoe store yesterday and found out that I have a medium arch and am a neutral runner.

My question is, what are the best shoes for Dek Hockey? After doing some research, the most logical choice to me seems to be Cross trainer shoes or basketball shoes. Right now I have a pair of nice Saucony running shoes, but those probably aren't the best for Dek Hockey purposes considering they are mainly meant for running (just moving forward).

Anyone have any suggestions or specific shoes you like? Keeping in mind what kind of foot and running style I have. Would be much appreciated!

Disengage 01-21-2014 07:07 PM


HockeyThoughts 01-21-2014 07:28 PM


I use basketball shoes personally. A lot more grip and more importantly, way more support for my ankles (no more rolling at all). I used to get shin splints with my running shoes too but I think with a better fit and more support my newer shoes have been able to absorb more impact and stabilize me and I rarely if ever get shin pains when I'm running anymore.

-- When I'm skating however.. That's still a whole different issue :(.

soireeculturelle 01-22-2014 03:23 PM

Tennis shoes (I'm talking about modern ones, not Adidas Stan Smiths or All Stars) could be a good option. Sturdier than cross-trainers and similar type of outsoles than basketball shoes, except with harder rubber compounds. They're built for the same types of aggressive cutting as you would do while playing dek hockey. have a good stash of various models and have used them for street and floor hockey for the past years with zero problems.

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