Rugby boots used to be one-style-fits-all. But now almost every player on the field gets their own type. Find out how each part suits different positions.
As you’d expect, this is everything that goes on top of the boot and keeps your foot covered. It used to be simple foot coverage, but now uppers are suited to backs and forwards.
You’re spending 80 minutes on your feet so the outsole hitting the ground is massively important.
Rugby boots used to have no heel on them – it was as if your foot was totally flat on the floor. But ASICS have changed that and put in a 10mm heel in all our rugby shoes
The heel does a couple of things:
The midsole is the heart of any shoe – it’s the material between your insole under your foot and the outsole on the ground.
There’s extra cushioning in the heel for backs with GEL units that further soften your landings on the pitch, especially good when it gets cold and the grass can be rock hard.
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