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Floor hockey - help me select shoe category?

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08-03-2013, 09:55 PM
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Floor hockey - help me select shoe category?

I've been playing floor hockey for almost a year now. The courts are either hardwood school gyms, or this special facility they call it "Gym Flex" and it's supposed to be a rubber that simulates hardwood with cushioning.

I've been wearing running shoes, which I just don't feel are doing the best job. I don't know much about shoes, but from what I've tried researching the best options appear to be basketball shoes, tennis shoes, cross-trainers, and tennis shoes.

Can anyone give me some help figuring out which type I should look for? Thanks

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08-04-2013, 10:19 AM
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Have you looked at court shoes? They're the type worn by indoor volleyball and squash players.

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I've also tried various running shoes and found them OK, but not the best. I play on an actual dek hockey surface (it's blue, I think Mylec makes it), and they seemed to tend to slip just a little more than I felt they should. So when they wore out, I picked up a pair of Adidas Super Sala Indoor Soccer shoes. They are perfect. Awesome grip and they are reasonably light and comfy, not to mention all the backhanded compliments I get for their neon yellow coloration. I will be sticking with indoor soccer shoes for the foreseeable future. I think they're just a great option for dek hockey. But that's just my opinion, I know a lot of people like basketball shoes.

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Basketball shoes seem to be the best all around type. I went for years with low top running shoes...very light, very thin. It was great and comfortable for running, but I felt every ball and slash to the foot. I also rolled my ankle a couple times.

A high top, thicker material basketball shoe would be my best bet.

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