Field Sports

Field Sports

Move with greater responsiveness and achieve more goals

For all field sports including football, hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, cricket, softball, and baseball.

  • Increase comfort and responsiveness to change in direction
  • Improve stability and strength
  • Reduce muscle fatigue
  • Improve recovery time
  • Get the most out of your boots
  • Support your feet naturally

People move in many different directions during studded field sports. The body is constantly adapting to the change in posture and function to match the infinite number of movements – run, stop, swerve, turn left, turn right. An orthotic must support the constant change of foot movement with the most efficient energy transfer to the new direction.

Football Formthotics™ are specially designed for close fitting sport boots and shoes, and are suitable for a range of sports with studded soles including football, rugby, rugby league, hockey, American football, soccer and cricket. The extra cushioning and support will fit in sport boots that are often minimal in design.

Football Formthotics™ distribute body weight more evenly, relieving pressure points and pressure from studs. They support your feet in their natural posture, reducing muscle fatigue and improving recovery, providing immediate feedback in a fast multidirectional activity, helping the body to adjust while being naturally supported.

Mechanical efficiency

The heel and medial arch are well supported, pressure distribution is spread evenly over the foot surface and the big toe is free to form a strong propulsive lever for powerful forward and directional motion. The outside (lateral) column of the foot is supported along the length of the lateral arch, maintaining stability. The heel is cupped around its boarder ensuring support is consistent throughout the entire foot providing immediate feedback to the athlete.

The foot is excessively pronating (rolling inwards) within the boot therefore reducing propulsive power for speed and the ability for the foot to make swift directional changes. As the heel drifts to its inside edge, the foot rotates inwards, along with the lower limb and knee. This causes the medial, inside column of the foot to sustain significant medial pressure causing a functional jamming of the great toe joint, impeding forward power.

Need help to treat pain?

Formthotics can help with pain in the feet, knee, hip and lower back. It is important that you are assessed by a medical professional who can help get you moving comfortably and efficiently.

Formthotics are often part of a treatment plan which can include expert customisation of your Formthotics, strengthening exercises and a change in lifestyle habbits. These changes will help you get better, sooner, manage continued exercise while injured and improve your technique to help prevent further injury in the future.

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Football Single

Blue Low 1 large

Football Single provides natural functional support, designed specifically for close fitting sports boots and shoes.

 

Football Dual

FS football dual 1

Football Dual are the same narrower shape Formthotics™ as Football Single but have an additional softer top layer for comfort and protection.