Laces kick problem

Discussion in 'Soccer Boots' started by GreenDay, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. GreenDay

    GreenDay New Member

    Sep 15, 2001
    My problem - I've got big feet (11) and when I try to do a straight drive with the sweet spot (laces) my toes hit the ground. And when I kick it so that the toes don't hit the fround - the contact area with the ball is too weak to hit a powerful drive ( the part between the sweet spot and the toes). Does anyone have any tips? I wish I had small feet like Roberto Carlos!
  2. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    i assume this isn't a joke about having big hands as well.

    have you tried approaching the ball from more of angle so that your foot and leg are at more of a 70 degree angle with the ground, as opposed to straight on at a 90 degree angle?

    i personally find this more comfortable in any event, although i suspect it will take a while to get used to it if it is totally new.

    of course, if that doesn't work, you can always cut off or otherwise bind your toes :)
  3. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    There is no way to help - I think it is pretty commonly written in soccer books that if you wear more than a 10 size boot, you will hit the ground if you go streight in. You have to hit at an angle, "soccer style" as the people in the NFL say.
  4. rymannryan

    rymannryan New Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    N.N., Virginia
    I wear a size 10 shoe and I hit it at a bit of an angle. It's just as effective and you can also bend it very well if you hit it right.
  5. empennage

    empennage Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    You know what they say about people with big feet. ;)

    They wear big shoes.
  6. hambone

    hambone New Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Try leaning over the ball a lot that is what i do when my feet hit the ground, you get lots of power and a nice low shot. I only wear a 9.5 though, and hitting the ground has never been a real problem, just something that happens on bad days and hurts me.
  7. snsj4

    snsj4 New Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    O.C. ,California
    I'm 14 years old and I wear size 12 any more tips?
  8. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
  9. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    i've got big feet, and this is why i love a ball in the air... i can get full wood without having to worry about hitting the carpet

    it's usually not a problem, but occasionally i will do the carpet trick and nail my foot... usually it sprains my ankle a bit
  10. Fiero20

    Fiero20 Member

    Aug 3, 2002
    Gillette Stadium
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you might have some luck if you get some off-center lacing cleats like the air zoom total 90's, or the predator manias. this allows you to strike the ball at a comfortable angle. great for free kicks too.
  11. vcs_forward

    vcs_forward New Member

    Sep 6, 2002
    Well, I'm a 15 year old player, size 11 1/2 to 12. I'm a forward...what do I do? I attack at an angle, keep my head down, kicking knee over the ball, aim my foot at the goal area that I want to shoot. Then I strike, making contact between the ball of my foot and my big toe. It's a small area, but I was shocked how well it stayed down.

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