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What shoes to get for ball hockey on smooth concrete?

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01-23-2013, 05:42 PM
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These shoes seem amazing.

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I just bought a very similar pair of shoes for ball hockey:



I was using a pair of Nike running shoes before..and I was slipping, rolling my ankles and having my feet slashed from errant sticks. In two uses thus far I have found that these basketball shoes have great grip, amazing ankle support and a much harder material that withstand slashes to the foot.

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Everyone is going to have different opinions based on what is most important to them. I have been playing ball hockey for 8 years and have tried basketball shoes (nikes), running shoes (asics and saucony) and now I'm using an indoor court shoe. I have a pair of mizuno wave lightning and to date they are the best shoe I've ever used for ball hockey. I find they provide a good deal of lateral support, are rigid in the heel to lock it in place and provide lots of support and cushioning. also, I believe the sole has gum rubber but it provides a lot of traction and I have never slipped in these shoes. here are a few different varieties http://www.sportchek.ca/family/index...goryId=3744634


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I use zig techs. I'm going to try indoor soccer shoes.

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If you guys are playing at NSD or a similar arena, use court shoes with the yellow soles on the bottom.

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I would recommend squash/racquetball shoes.

They aren't very durable over the long term, but they are super sticky and are specifically designed for a ton of movement and sudden shifts on a slippery surface.

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Everyone is going to have different opinions based on what is most important to them. I have been playing ball hockey for 8 years and have tried basketball shoes (nikes), running shoes (asics and saucony) and now I'm using an indoor court shoe. I have a pair of mizuno wave lightning and to date they are the best shoe I've ever used for ball hockey. I find they provide a good deal of lateral support, are rigid in the heel to lock it in place and provide lots of support and cushioning. also, I believe the sole has gum rubber but it provides a lot of traction and I have never slipped in these shoes. here are a few different varieties http://www.sportchek.ca/family/index...goryId=3744634
I've been playing ball hockey for approx. 20 years now and I started using the Mizuno Wave lightning series about 4 years ago and will never switch to another shoe. These are by far the best shoes for ball hockey. I have converted a number of teammates to these and they are amazed by these shoes.

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I played ball hockey competitively for a few years before I learnt to skate and I always used, and throughly recommend, Addias Sambas. They need to be the ones designed for soccer rather than the fashion ones.



They are fairly light but are also tough and are designed for the frantic stop/start of five-a-side soccer.

I know they can be a bit difficult to get in NA though as I my brother who lives in Michigan often asks me to send pairs home for him when his wear out (he uses them for soccer).

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I would NEVER play ball hockey in soccer shoes, you're asking for your knees to go before you get close to old. Brutal. Zig Techs are also crap.

I'll definitely have to try the mizuno wave lightning, these look great.

I actually use Salomon XR Mission. They are by far the best shoes i've ever used due to the heel structure and outer support along with cushioning and low center of support (you don't want to be too high). - Link Here


I've heard a lot of great stuff about the NewBalance 871's as well.
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any of the asics court shoes work well

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The guys I play with are typically in runners/cross-trainers or indoor soccer shoes.

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Treat the bottom of your shoes with coke, or suntan lotion.

Let it dry and Voila!


Been doing it for years in ball hockey.

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11-11-2013, 09:32 AM
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Maybe, maybe maybe... the best sneakers for ball hockey might be the crossfit sneakers.

Those arent for long distances, but are made for quick sprints and high intensity movement and flexible.

They even are a bit more protected around the toes I heard. I never owned but my cousin said he loves them. He got them for his work outs though and not for hockey but he wears them a lot.

He got them for like $120... so pretty expensive for just ball hockey. but those r probably the best

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I use running shoes and on the bench put water on the bottom or hairspray for grip

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