I’m sure you’re thinking Squash Shoe vs Regular Shoe. Why can’t I wear my running shoes? Aside from the reasons mentioned earlier – dirt and grime – each athletic shoe has a different purpose.
The tread, cushion, and type of rubber on the sole all attribute to the shoe’s strengths and abilities (also its limitations).
Squash shoes, known as Volleyball Shoes or Indoor Court Shoes, are designed to be worn for a game in a limited space, on an indoor court, and moving quickly in every direction. You want a protective, durable, and supportive shoe for Squash.
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Let’s compare a Squash shoe to another type of shoe, for instance, a running shoe.
Running shoes also tend to have reflective strips throughout the shoe, which is not needed for playing indoors. You don’t want to blind your opponent if your shoe catches the light just right…or do you?!
Clearly, this shoe is NOT designed for the same movement that Squash will demand. Be sure to outfit yourself appropriately.
Each shoe is carefully constructed with a specific function in mind. You wouldn’t by ski boots to go hiking in, would you? If you’re able to, when you’re at the store, pick up a running shoe and a Squash shoe and compare them side by side.
You should immediately see a difference between the shoes.