Ardent Kabaddi fans might have noticed that the shoes that Kabaddi players wear are quite different from the shoes of other sportsperson. Kabaddi is a sport like none other and the requirements of the players of the sport are quite different than other sports too. This is clearly visible from the difference in shoes between Kabaddi and other sports.
The shoes of Kabaddi players are specially designed for the sport. The shoes are designed as such due to the special requirements of the sport and they are quite different than other sports such as cricket, football and rugby. If carefully observed, the shoes have flat soles and are basically made up of PU rubber.
The shoes are very similar in nature to the one worn by athletes in the Olympics. The shoes are designed to maximize the force produced by leg against the ground, which is made up of rubber mat. This helps the players to have quick movements during the gameplay leading to better transitions. Also when compared to other sports, the shoes are more flexible in nature, which is important for the sport of Kabaddi as it is fast and quite physical in nature and takes a heavy toll on the players’ ankles, toes and knees.
Due to these factors, the designs of the shoes play a very crucial role in Kabaddi and have to be perfect in the way they are crafted or else the players could suffer serious injuries.