I remember like it was yesterday: I went to my nearest FootLocker looking for equipment (ankle braces, shoes, etc) to help avoid ankle sprains which I was prone to. Little did I know I would be leaving that store with the best product I had ever purchased. That product; was basketball shoe insoles.
I was kind of shocked honestly. I had no clue that they could make such a difference but the lady working there told me that all the local D1 college players came there to purchase these insoles at the start of the season. She really sold it to so I said hey, might as well give it a shot and see if they’re as good as she says they are.
I put them in the basketball shoes I was wearing that day and walked around the store. I felt a different kind of support I hadn’t felt in any other shoe insole that I had tried (and I had tried several of them up until that point but had no clue a certain kind were made for ankle support).
So after my short in-store trial, I took out my wallet and shelled out the $55 for them which is how much they cost at the time. I was slightly apprehensive but excited to see how they would perform on the court…
And my goodness, they did NOT disappoint.
I remember we had a tournament 3 days after I purchased them. I had worn them in a few practices feeling like they helped, but wondering if it was just a placebo effect since we weren’t practicing as hard because we would have to play 3 games that weekend. What I thought may happen, did happen…
The second game, third quarter with roughly 5 minutes left. We were on defense and the other team shoots a three. I box my man out, jump up to get the rebound, and come right down on someone’s ankle.
Guess what: I was okay! This was just one of several instances they helped me refrain from spraining an ankle but as many basketball players are aware of, coming down on someone else’s foot is typically the biggest reason for sprained ankles. I literally recommend these to everyone I meet because I am living proof that these things are the real deal.
The Amazon reviews speak for themselves. I am very certain anyone who tries these will know they are a game changer and won’t be disappointed. You only get one body, so do your best to take care of it.