DESIGNED FOR YOU
It's no secret that female athletes and their unique needs in sport are under-researched. At IDA, we listen to women, prioritize their needs, and are leading the way when it comes to creating the sports science around female-specific design in soccer cleats.
At our core, we exist to prioritize high performance and comfortable footwear for athletes who have traditionally been an afterthought.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, we believe you should have greater choice and access to the best equipment when you step onto the pitch. With comfort comes performance!
PAIN & INJURY
We hear from athletes and physios alike about the various sports-related injuries they are dealing with.
Through female-specific design, we aim to reduce preventable pain like black toes, pinching at the top of the feet, and blisters, and reduce the risk of major injuries to ankles, knees, and beyond.
More Resources From the Blog
Why do you need women’s specific soccer cleats?
When we tell people IDA makes female-specific soccer cleats, the first question we get from both men and women, young and old, is always… “so, what’s the difference?” And it’s a fair question!
Surfaces & Traction on the Soccer Field
From grass to turf, field types can have a huge impact on not just your technical and tactical approach to the game, but also your comfort and safety. The type of surface you’re playing on, and the condition it’s in, can increase the risk of injury among female athletes.
So what do we know about the various field types? And how can we ensure that we are wearing the best footwear for each surface?
Female Athlete Physiology and Injury Risk
Whether you are a player, coach, parent, or administrator in the game, it’s important to understand the factors that contribute to potential injuries. Female athletes are 4-8 times more likely to tear the ACL than male counterparts and not enough is being done! The first place to start is understanding the risk factors and then taking steps to address them.
What is the FIFA 11+ Warm Up and why is it important for soccer players?
The importance of a good warmup can’t be understated though. But just what type of warmup is actually effective at getting you ready to play and can it reduce your risk of injury?
ARE YOU A SPORTS MEDICINE PROFESSIONAL?
We love to hear from physios, podiatrists, athletic trainers and anyone interested in our work. We're also happy to send downloadable resources ready to share with your athletes. Let's talk!