Can you use turf shoes for field hockey? A. Yes, you can wear field hockey turf shoes for softball or lacrosse. They will likely work for any sport that uses turf shoes.
Are there special shoes for field hockey? Field hockey shoes are a different breed from any other sports shoe. They do not hug the ground like normal trainers or sports shoes. Slightly elevated toes and heels protect the foot from hard-hitting surface balls.
How should field hockey shoes fit? Too big and, unless they’re for a growing child, they’ll never work. Aim for about a thumbs width gap (1/2″) from the end of your toe to the top of the shoe. Don’t forget you will be wearing thick hockey socks! Cushioning – A supportive sole is important to absorb the impact to your feet and knees when running.
Are hockey shoes the same as astro turf shoes? The soles of hockey shoes have cleats that are designed for playing on sand and astro turf. Asymmetrical Lacing Design follows the shape of your foot to ensure a secure, comfortable fit. Most hockey shoes have a sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.