To perform well on the court, it is essential for a player picking the tennis shoes that are most comfortable for them. Tennis often involves sudden starts and stops, and rapid side to side movements. As a result, it put pressure on a player’s feet and ankles.
Having said that, having a right pair of tennis shoes can make the difference between bringing your best possible performance to the courts and injuring yourself.
What is wide toe box in tennis shoe?
The wide toe box refers to the front part of any shoe you wear. Shoes with a wide toe box are a blessing for people with hammertoes, bunions, or feet that require additional space due to neuropathy.
Less roomy space in shoes for your toes to extend out on the ground and grasp it for a push off. Additionally, there won’t be as much room for a wider foot to fit comfortably without rubbing the shoe. A wide toe box aims to increase the room for ball on your foot, which is the widest section of your foot.
How do you know you need a wide toe box tennis shoe?
As was already mentioned, most of us may benefit from having extra room for your toes. However, there are some clear indications that you should consider in a wider tennis shoe.
- Having bunions on your feet
- Running with fallen arches or flat feet
- Getting blisters on your toes or feet on a regular basis
- Getting numb on your feet when you move on the court
- Hammertoes, corns, or other issues with your feet
It’s important to speak with a doctor or podiatrist if you’re unsure whether you require a large toe box shoe. They’ll be able to assist you in determining whether you have any foot issues that call for a wider shoe.
How a tennis shoes should fit?
Above all, your tennis shoes should be comfortable. I know, it appears like a no-brainer, however this is often a non-negotiable standard when choosing your shoes. Your ideal shoe pair fits you like a glove, not too much tight and not too loose also.
If you’re wondering about how a tennis shoe should fit, read here.
- Proper toe fit – The distance between the toe and the toe of the shoe should be equal to the width of the thumb.
- Midfoot – The fit should not be too tight to cause discomfort to your feet.
- Blisters – Blisters on or between the toes are a sign that the shoe is too small. However, shoes are too wide if you have blisters on the soles of your feet.
- Bruises – Bruises indicates that the shoe might not be lengthy sufficient in your foot length and shape.
- Numbness – This could be a sign that your shoes are too short, too narrow, or both. If you continue to ignore this symptom, your feet don’t have enough room, which in the long run can cause major problems.
Get your next pair of tennis shoe from DT Footwear.com
- Wider shoe widths such as 4E, 6E, 7E, 9E. For those with seriously large feet, we can accommodate 10E and 14E widths.
- Tennis shoes engineeredwith a fuller toe box to your feet aren’t sore at the end of the day.
- Reinforced mid-section (provides lateral support) and at least a four-ply heel counter to control movement of the heel.
- Extended bottoms that cover the entire base of your foot.
- Up to 3 sets of our world-famous triple-layer heat moldable customize inserts included with each pair of shoes – a $240.00 value FREE.