Are you afraid of new basketball shoes due to the break-in-time pain? Usually, all the big brands of basketball shoes have designed with a tiny break in time. Now the question arises of how to break into basketball shoes quickly and easily.
There are many ways to break in. I suggest you the best way to break in new basketball shoes. As per my experience, there are no basketball shoes with no break in time, So our focus must be on easy ways to breaking any boots.
Table Of Contents
- 1 How To Break In Basketball Shoes? – Best & East Way
- 1.1 Purchase Decision
- 1.2 Purchase Well Before Time
- 1.3 Casual Use Before Match
- 1.4 Light Running
- 1.5 Use Socks
- 1.6 Shoe Stretcher
- 1.7 Freeze Water Technique
- 1.8 How Long Do Shoes Take To Break In?
- 1.9 Effect & Problem Of Break In
- 1.10 Don’ts Of Shoe Break In Time Method
- 1.11 Conclusion
- 1.12 Frequently Asked Question
How To Break In Basketball Shoes? – Best & East Way
These are the main points to discuss for break-in with ease
- Purchase Decision
- Purchase Well Before Time
- Casual Use Before Match
- Light Running
- Use Socks
- Shoe Stretcher
- Freeze Water Technique
Let’s watch the video before discussing one by one in detail.
Shoes break in mainly depend on the purchase decision. You must research properly and read the reviews on different websites and Amazon. Almost all the brands have discussed abut the break in time.
Only you can know the exact shoe structure for your feet. If you make a good and well-informed decision, you can reduce the break in time if you didn’t buy the shoes according to your feet width, height, and length and don’t keep in mind the acceptable tolerance.
You should buy and try the shoes in the evening time so that your feet have swallowed a bit; you will get the best fitting shoes with the minimum break in time.
All these points should be considered at the time of purchase to reduce the break in time.
Purchase Well Before Time
The 2nd important tip is to buy the basketball shoes well before the time of your matches. It helps you to get your break in time before your main tournament or the event. This is a safe way to avoid your performance decline due to a foot injury.
Casual Use Before Match
The third tip is to start wearing the new shoes casually at home or office. You can begin the process at home with 10 min and gradually increase the wearing time. It will help the shoes to adjust according to your feet. After few days, you can wear the shoes in the office if your office decor allows you. After 2 to 3 weeks, you can try your shoes on the basketball court to adjust them according to your game. You can wear the boots with one day gap.
This is the best tip that can work for every type of foot and player; either you have wide feet or narrow feet.
This is the very effective fourth tip. In this case, you can use your brand-new shoes with 5 to 10 min of jogging and then increase your jogging time by 3 to 5 min.
The fifth and most important and easy-to-understand tip is to wear thick sports socks, ideally towel type. It will act as a cushion in between your shoes and the feet. Keep in mind that you can try it without the above three steps or try along the first three steps. It depends upon your feet structure and the feet skin type.
A shoe stretcher is a next option for you. Nowadays, it is available in the market as well as readily available on Amazon. As the name describes, it stretches your basketball shoes a bit, and this stretching will help you reduce the break in up to a specific limit.
Freeze Water Technique
This is a homemade tip and not recommended if you are an NBA professional level player. You put two-layer of polythene bags in your sports shoes with the open at the top in this technique. You fill the bags with water and put your shoes in Freezer. Wait for 4 to 6 hours. In this time, the water becomes Ice and expands your shoes. After 6 hours, you take the shoes from Freezer and let the Ice become water again at average room temperature. Now your basketball shoes are ready to wear much more manageable than regular shoes.
How Long Do Shoes Take To Break In?
What do you think? What is the reply to the question, “how long do shoes take to break in?
There are many depending factors such as shoe type, shoe brands, shoe comfort, your feet structure, your usage, and your playing position. But generally, most of the shoe break-in time is between 3 to 5 weeks maximum.
Effect & Problem Of Break In
Every shoe has some break in time, and its time depends upon the brands, shoe comfort, and feet structure. If you didn’t handle your break in time according to my below suggestion, then you might face the below problem
- Shin Splints
- Achilles Tendon Pain
- Blistered Ankle Pain
- Sore Toe/Feet
Don’ts Of Shoe Break In Time Method
Some shoe stretching techniques have not recommended by the shoe scientist.
- Don’t Use Alcohol. It will affect your shoe life and create a mark on your shoes.
- Don’t Use any technique which includes a hammer.
- If you are thinking of buying one-size-up shoes, the answer is NO. More oversized shoes will affect your performance; their lockdown has lost and increased the risk of injury.
There are lots of factors that affect “How To Break In Basketball Shoes.”
Simply it’s your shoes, and you are the best judge of which shoe brand or model will have the low break in time according to your foot structure and playing environment. 2ndly, Which break in tip or method will give you the maximum result.
You should try the all above method and leave a comment which method suit you.
Frequently Asked Question
Q-1: How do you break in basketball shoes fast?
Reply: For the Complete detail, read the above article. I am giving you the summary.
- Wear Thick towel type socks
- Use few days at home.
- Use a few days for running or walking.
Q-2: How long does it take to break in a pair of basketball shoes?
Reply: It is quite a tricky question to reply to as every shoe has its own inner and outer rubber type and its stretchability and break-in time, but in general, the shoes take 15 to 20 days to break in.
Q-3: How can I make my basketball shoes more comfortable?
Reply: This is the most common question of a sportsman; in general, shoes need te breakin time from 15 to 20 days after that shoes will be very comfortable depending upon which shoe you select.