New Balance CK10 Cricket Shoes

New Balance has certainly exploded onto the cricket equipment market with a range of truly high quality cricket bats. Long before that they were making cricket boots and their cricket boots are still of the highest quality. After all, New Balance is and athletics company that made their name making premium athletic shoes and their cricket shoes are definitely no different.

The New Balance CK10 cricket shoe is possibly the best cricket shoe on the market. Much thought has gone into the design of these cricket boots to give cricketers, whether batsmen or bowlers or in the field absolute control, balance and stability.
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In terms of comfort, the CK10 is the first “minimal” cricket shoe. This is truly a shoe and not a cricket boot. The shoe offers the same amount of ankle support as a boot would but it comes with the bonus of not being as weighty or as bulky as cricket boots can sometimes be. The comfort is extended to the mid-sole part of the New Balance CK10 cricket shoes where it has been fitted with New Balance’s renowned REVlite system. The REVlite offers a lightweight feel for the fielders that will be sending long hours on their feet in the field.
Cricketers know how essential balance and control are when it comes to their cricket shoes. The New Balance CK10 cricket shoes have a 4mm drop, New Balance have done this to help the cricketers achieve better proprioception which increases balance and control.

The toe has been reinforced to ensure that it does not wear thin in the area that is put under a lot of stress by the bowlers as they land to deliver the ball and the follow through.

These boots are endorsed by the many players who use New Balance cricket equipment. One of the players to be seen enjoying the use of the New Balance CK10’s is Australia’s Aaron Finch.

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Cricket shoes – Bowling

There are various types of cricket shoes available. These are available in the USA from Cricket Store Online. Some cricket shoes are multi-purpose, this means that they are good for batting, bowling and fielding. There are other cricket shoes that are made specifically for batting or specifically for bowling.

Bowling spikes

The NB 4040 bowling spike cricket shoe is the shoe Dale Steyn wears.

Cricket shoes for bowling are probably the most important. When a fast bowler delivers the cricket ball, he places immense strain on his front foot. It is essential that he has a great cricket shoe to cushion the blow. It is also essential to have cricket shoes with the right spikes, so that the bowler is able to retain his balance when delivering the ball.

Batting spikes

The AB 10 Minimus cricket batting spike is worn by Aaron Finch.

Size is very important when a bowler selects his cricket shoes. Cricket Shoes are available in US sizes. The cricket shoe should never be too tight but a too loose fitting cricket shoe can be equally as damaging. Many bowlers cricket shoes come with added strapping to keep the cricket shoe snugly in place.

Rubber sole multi purpose cricket shoe

The NB 4020 all purpose rubber sole cricket shoe is great for concrete wickets and indoor play.

A good quality bowling cricket shoe will have a slightly higher top. This gives added support to the ankle of the bowler on landing. A good cricket shoe will also have added rubber and stitching around the toe area. This is because the toe area drags and can often be a place where the cricket shoe will disintegrate first.

In older times fast bowlers used to cut the front of their bowling shoes to allow the big toe room to move out. This stopped the toe jarring into the front of the shoe. Nowadays, technology advances in cricket shoes has meant that enough padding is supplied to negate cutting open the front of the cricket bowling shoe.

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Pink Cricket Balls

Day-Night Test Cricket is going ahead with Australia scheduled to host New Zealand in Australia for the first day/night test match. Pink Cricket Balls are going to be used.

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A lot of testing has gone on to find the right cricket ball to use for Day/Night Test matches. The red cricket ball obviously won’t work as that will create a visibility problem at night for the players. So, the obvious choice would have been to use a white cricket ball with a black sightscreen.  Continue reading