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Football boots for recurrent onycholysis

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Pacman, May 21, 2008.

  1. Pacman

    Pacman Welcome New Poster

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    :dizzy: Please can anyone recommend a good quality type of football boot for a patient of mine who is suffering from chronic onycholysis due to repeated trauma? Also, apart from regular nail cuts and advice on measures to limit excess moisture (although there is no fungal infection present), can anyone offer ideas on other useful treatments?
  2. Re: Football boots

    Assume you are talking about football as oppose to American football, Australian rules etc. If it's an issue, take his nail off out of season i.e. now at the start of the summer break (if he UK based). As for boots, take your pick- you ain't going to get much protection from any of 'em. Me? I'm old school and think that the puma king is king. I'm also with Henry Ford when it comes to boots- any colour you like as long as they are black. I don't play football anymore, but it's always amusing when one of our players (usually backs) turn up in coloured boots at the rugby club. But, one of our second rows recently turned up in a pair of blue boot- ****** myself laughing for ages. Strangely, he's not worn them since.:butcher:
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  4. Denny

    Denny Member

    Re: Football boots

    Hi Simon
    Is the nail removal necessary? I would have thought that without trauma over summer the nail would cease being a problem - but I could be wrong just don't think I've removed a nail myself due to lysis.
  5. lcp

    lcp Active Member

    mate, the new asics are sweet, good space but not too much to slop around. avoid adidas, generally very narrow in the toe. worth a go
  6. daddycool81

    daddycool81 Member

    Depends on his preference, If he's like me then maybe he wears boots that are too small for him and may benefit in that regard from a half size bigger......if he even agrees to it. Is tha trauma from repeat contact damage from other players or a tight shoe - if he's a rugby footballer may benefit from cricket bowlers-----cut a hole in the end of the boot ha ha ha. Some nike boots the older ones have a rounder toe box and therefore more room - like older total 90's. but most boots are tapered for minimal room and protection even the asics tigreor is narrows at the paeak of the to box, but do you want toe box width or toe box height.....
  7. katiemaenz

    katiemaenz Welcome New Poster

    you could even try the Asics Lethal Hybrid as its shaped more on a running shoe last and has deeper toe box. It really depends on what he wants the boot for and what he's tried previously.
  8. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran


    You need to factor in that soccer boots are designed to mould around the players foot (ie they are too tight to begin with).

    Check the sole of a football boot and you will find that most are about 30% smaller than the foot they are meant to fit:eek:.

    Bad for feet - good for business:cool:
  9. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    I'm with Simon on this one - they aren't going to give you much protection. The size/width of the boot, athough an issue, isnt the main problem. Its when you follow through and kick someone elses stud plate, or when the big centre half stamps on your toe while you are waiting for a corner to be pinged in. No boot in the world will protect you from that. Particularly as the boots alot of players find most comfortable are the old soft/K leather type such as Copa Mondials (my boot of choice).
  10. ericajones80

    ericajones80 Member

    I used to wear Diadoras...they were especially good to the feet

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