Everybody knows that having good sport shoes may not be enough to get the best performance. But it is not a question of performance only, it is about comfort and injuries too.
Futsal entails a combination of sprints, stops and pivots. Shoes that are not the correct size, are too tight or too loose may result in uncomfortable blisters especially on the heels and soles of the feet.
But, why do blisters appear?
Many factors can contribute to the appearance of blisters, the most important being: Friction, Heat and Sweat.
What should you do to avoid blisters?
So, how important are socks to prevent blisters?
Experienced players agree that socks are really important to avoid blisters and slippery feet, but not any sports socks. High quality socks -grip socks even more desirable- can:
1- Help the shoe fit better
Grip socks will help the shoe fit better because once your feet are sweat they start moving and as a consequence you lose control of your movements.
Since he has started to wear socks with special grip he has solved the possible blisters and most importantly, he has solved the problem of slippery feet.
The voice of the experts
We have consulted our Senda Ambassadors, Eliana Medina and Santiago Basile, professional futsal players in Argentina.
Eliana, for example, mentioned that she can not wear common socks.She needs special cotton socks and she can not wear them more than 4 or 5 times because the sole of the sock gets worn and her feet get in contact with the insole of the shoe causing sweat, thus blisters.
Santiago mentioned that even when he did not have blisters he needed two pairs of socks. Since he has started to wear socks with special grip he has solved the possible blisters and most importantly, he has solved the problem of slippery feet, because when socks are new, they prevent the feet from moving when they are sweaty.
To conclude, you should start thinking about incorporating high quality grip socks to your routine. Wear them not only when training but also in your games. Be sure to have more than one pair with all your equipment. You will see better results in a couple of days and will find yourself not worrying about blisters or injuries in the future.