Have you ever wondered about the safety of your cricket shoes? Have you ever thought about how important toe protection is on a cricket field? There are several things that you should know about toe protection. These things will help you to know whether your shoes or boots have the proper protection. First of all you should know exactly what toe protection is.
Protection of the ball is essential for both bowlers and batsmen. This is why the toes have such an important role in the activity. The protection of the ball is found on the inner part of the shoe. As a bowler the toes are protected by a rubber outer sole. As a batsman the toe is protected by the bat.
In fact there are several differences between the bowling shoes and other equipment. The protection on the bowling shoes is found on the foot sole and not on the spikes. The major difference between a bowling shoe and a running shoe is the material used for construction. Bowling shoes are made from synthetic leather, which is a more flexible material than rubber, which is commonly used for running shoes. As a bowler you want the shoe that gives you the greatest protection.
It is very important for both bowlers and batsmen to wear appropriate shoes. A bowler who wants to excel in the game needs to have shoes that provide maximum support. For this reason many of the manufacturers of cricket shoes have incorporated several changes over the years. In fact there are a number of designs available today that are quite similar to those worn by bowlers and batsmen of past years. One design feature that is common place among many of these shoes is the presence of cleats on the bottom of the shoes.
Cleats are essentially small plastic spikes that can be fastened to the bottom of cricket shoes. These cleats function much like athletic shoes with spikes. When a bowler or a batsman needs extra traction on the field a special type of cleat is used. These cleats are designed specifically to provide traction when playing cricket. They do not have spikes on them but work much like spikes on regular shoes.
Different types of cleats are available for use by both players and bowlers. The most popular cleat variety for bowlers is the mini spikes. These mini spikes are made of plastic and are attached to the bottom of the cricket shoes with a metal clip. Some players prefer to use a little cleat attached to the bottom of their cricket shoes and a little spikes attached to the top of the shoes. There are a number of manufacturers that produce special club level cricket shoes with mini spikes.