A breakthrough in school shoes from Ascent

At Sporting Feet we believe that having correctly fitted, well cushioned and supportive shoes is essential, to help reduce the risk of pain and injury, no matter your chosen sport.

This philosophy is arguably even more important for our children’s school shoes because their bones, muscles and tendons are continually undergoing change as their feet grow a full shoe size per year from age 5 until their mid-teens.

Treat your feet

A pair of socks is a pair of socks. Right? Not anymore. Even a pair of socks can have technology built in to it to improve athletic performance. 

Have you ever noticed the fancy wall of socks whenever you step into a specialist sports store? Do you feel they are just a gimmicky add-on accessory? We think this response is understandable, especially when they are double the price of a conventional cotton sock but hear us out. 

Food for thought on fuel for running

So the training is going well. You are steadily building up the mileage, keeping those annoying niggles at bay and have mastered the art of anti-chaff cream. But you are starting to find you are severely flagging at certain points of the day and that energetic joy towards a Sunday run is not what it used to be. With the increased training load you will start to require not just a higher calorie intake but a more mineral rich selection. So where do you start? What are the myths and facts about certain foods? How do you know what’s right for you?

Gripping stuff: our guide to which grips work best for different tennis court surfaces

The two main surface categories for tennis courts are hard courts and more ‘slippery’courts such as clay, shale and synthetic clay grass.

The main features to look for in tennis shoes are cushioning, durability and the grip pattern.

What are the benefits of insoles?

Here at Sporting Feet we get lots of interested customers asking about our range of insoles and how they could potentially benefit them. 

Firstly, it’s important to understand that people’s feet have different arch- types, on a scale between low arch, medium arch and high arch. 

Not sure what your arch type is? Don’t worry, we can check that in store with our digital foot scanner. 

How to get kids active

It’s a fantastic thing when a child discovers a sport they love. When curiosity turns into passion and dreams are cultivated.  As a parent you take enormous pride and joy from watching them progress and nurturing their talent.

But what happens when this process does not occur so naturally? 


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