Ping Pong Shoes

Table Tennis Equipment

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Marie Gauthier

Marie Gauthier Asked 2 weeks ago

What kind of shoes should be worn to prevent injuries as a result of the special footwork required in ping pong?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 week ago

Hi Marie,

The main thing is to have a low profile shoe with good grip on the sole.  The low profile is because you are doing a lot of sideways movement.  If the sole is too thick it can lead to ankle issues.  The grip is important to be able to stop and change direction quickly.

The general indoor sports shoes tend to be good.  There are also specific Table Tennis shoes available through some Table Tennis suppliers.

Take a look at this old tutorial we have on the subject as well, Choosing Table Tennis Shoes.

 


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