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    Default Re: Boot advice needed for achilles injury - new ref

    As a player I probably wore my full studs for most matches in the UK, and my moulded for the occasional one on firmish ground (and my moulded all the time when deployed since most pitches where the navy ships tend to play were sand/hard ground).

    Since taking up the whistle (just over a year ago) I think I've worn my full studs two or three times and my moulded pretty much most of the time. I haven't noticed anything different with the achilles, just that it was easier on the soles of the feet, although that may change with the new Asics when they arrive.
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    I suffered from Achilis problems quite badly for a while.
    Saw my physio at work (Premiership football club) and was advised a few things.

    Asics Gel boots (Lethal 11 is a good one, comes in studs or moulds).
    Vaseline on the back of the heel and inside the heel of the boot to reduce friction on the achilis.
    Regular physio, consisting of standing with your toes on a step, then lower the heel below the height of the step for a count of 5. Repeat a few times, regularly through the day. Makes getting upstairs a slow process, but works.

    New boots every seasons if possible. Check the inside heel and side of the boot for wear. This will show if your boots don't fit properly and are causing friction on the heel area.

    Worked for me.

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    Yeah, I had the lower/raise on the edge of a step exercises to do too, they hurt at first but seem to be getting easier. Hopefully this will extend the calves a bit to avoid regular injury like I've been having. I'll try the boots too when they arrive, but can't say I've heard of the vaseline option (apart from in your other thread). maybe I'll give that a try after the new boots arrive too.
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    Default Re: Boot advice needed for achilles injury - new ref

    Vaz, that's a good idea, never heard that one before.
    Yep still doing the calf dips but I'll hold them for longer to get the deep stretch.

    I have a bit of a theory about studs on soft turf. If you have an 8 stud configuration then there's less body weight per stud which means the stud takes longer to go into the turf. If you run on your forefoot, like most of us do, this may well stretch the achilles and calf too much and irritate it. So, while you're trying to push-off, the studs could still be sinking in the turf, thus the achilles and calf are having to work much harder to compensate during each stride.

    I think I've just convinced myself to get blades or a six stud config.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadpiratedaz View Post
    Ah, switch has been flipped. I can see the thread now. Looks like asics lethal seem to be very popular. Do they come in different types of studs/cleats?


    Well, just tried stuffing a leftover cardboard box from christmas down them. Parcel tape got in the way! I mean, who thought of using cardboard in an asics boot! I wondered why they stunk so much after their first use! Or was that my refereeing? (that was a rhetorical Q)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadpiratedaz View Post
    I think I've just convinced myself to get blades or a six stud config.
    Can't remember the name, but Asics do a hybrid boot that has both.

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    Default Re: Boot advice needed for achilles injury - new ref

    I prefer to wear blades as much as possible, only deferring to my studded boots if the ground is really muddy.

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    Can't remember the name, but Asics do a hybrid boot that has both.
    They're called Asics Hybrid.

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    Default Re: Boot advice needed for achilles injury - new ref

    Ok, decision made. well, almost. Its a toss-up between lethal tigreor (how do you pronounce that? Tiger oar?) moulded or the lethal ultimate IGS 5, also moulded.

    Anyone want to buy an old pair of asics tigerrug ex jp? 1 former crippled owner. Made of plastic and cardboard. Anyone? I'll throw in a stud spanner free of charge.

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