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Table Tennis is a wonderful game with a requirement of a lot of quick movements and is no doubt the fastest sport in the world. No matter at whatever level you are whether you are a beginner, intermediate or a pro, having the right shoes for table tennis will always act as a wonderful weapon in your arsenal.READ MORE
Table Tennis is a wonderful game with a requirement of a lot of quick movements and is no doubt the fastest sport in the world. No matter at whatever level you are whether you are a beginner, intermediate or a pro, having the right shoes for table tennis will always act as a wonderful weapon in your arsenal.
This question would naturally arise especially if you are just entering the sport. Any building that stands tall needs a solid foundation. If the foundation is weak, the building shall collapse in no time which would cost lives of people staying in it. Over here, the right shoes will act as a solid foundation for your game because they would help you keep a solid grip to the floor while doing quick movements.
What happens when you don’t have the right shoe? If you wear a shoe which loosely grips the floor, then the chances are high that you might slip while playing and get your leg injured. To avoid that, we need specific shoes i.e -> the NON - MARKING GUM SOLE SHOES for playing Table Tennis.
Firstly, let’s compare Racket Sports shoes v/s Running Shoes:
As it says in the above image,
Racket Sports Shoes -> Lateral Movements
Running Shoes -> Linear movements
Firstly, as running shoes are used outdoors, a lot of dust is settled on the outsole which would generally not give a good grip while playing indoors and has a high chance of slipping while playing Table Tennis or any Racket Sport. Moreover, the club doesn’t allow outside shoes inside the hall as it might degrade the flooring
Secondly, using a Running shoe for lateral movements will cause the shoe to tear from the sides shown in the image below. Since a running shoe is long and narrow, while doing lateral movements, there is too much pressure from your little finger which leads to tearing of the shoe.
Hence, we recommend using a shoe designed for lateral movements which are Racket Sports shoes. Now, let’s go a bit deeper and know
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Table Tennis Shoes at Decathlon
Be it Running shoes or Racket Sport shoes, it is always recommended to take:
As you can see from the image, there is always a 2 to 3 cm gap between the toe and the tip of the shoe and some space at the sides as well. It’s important to have such a gap because when you run or play any racket sport, your foot naturally goes ahead while doing the footwork. If you don’t have sufficient gap ahead and at the side, then you might start feeling some pinching on your toe and on the little finger while playing the sport. This would generally make your experience not so WOW! And you might also lose interest in playing that particular sport (considering Table Tennis in this matter). Hence, we advise you to keep at least 1 to 2 cm gap ahead and around 1 cm on the side.
So, to wrap up, we saw the differences between various shoes that differ from a Table Tennis shoe and by now I hope you have a fair idea of how to choose your right Table Tennis shoes.
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Wish you Happy Table Tennis.
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