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Clean up the court first, then fix up your shoes if they still lack traction.
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Without good traction it's impossible to maintain balance while making cuts, shooting the ball or trying to keep up on defense. Traction on the basketball court depends on the friction between the floor and the sole of the shoe. Cleaning up a dusty floor is key for improving everyone's basketball experience. If your shoes still slide around on a clean floor then better shoe maintenance and traction improvement products can help you get a grip.1.
Step on a traction board before each game or practice. The board's adhesive surface clings to the bottom of your shoe, leaving dust and oil behind when you step off of the board.2.
Apply traction fluid to the bottom of your shoes before the game and during breaks in the action. Traction fluidly makes your shoes feel extra grippy immediately after application and continues to aid traction on sharp cuts for an additional five to ten minutes.3.
Brush all dirt, dust and debris off the bottom of your shoes with a slightly damp cloth. Clean your shoes before every game or practice and again during halftime.4.
Wet the tips of your fingers with a generous amount of saliva, then quickly brush your fingers over the surface of your shoes to wet the soles. Although this method only improves traction a small amount, it remains in common use since it's easy to do in the middle of a game.5.
Wash the soles of your shoes with a towel and soapy water after every use.6.
Buy shoes with better grip if you're still dissatisfied with your traction. Shoes made from extra durable rubber have particularly grippy soles.
- Traction board
- Traction fluid
- Wet cloth
- Soap and water
- Sweep the floor of the basketball court before you play. Even the best shoes will slip when you try to change direction on a dusty or dirty court.