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    Hi

    I've been using the mid-ankle Asics bowling boots for a number of years now, but my current pair has finally given up the ghost. I wanted to get another pair, but it seems they no longer make a mid-ankle bowling boot.

    The only others that I can find are the Puma Iridium and the hideously orange Nike Pace and Yorker boots.

    Is there a reason that these mid-ankle boots are becoming less popular? Or is it just because nobody loves fast bowlers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooz View Post
    Hi

    I've been using the mid-ankle Asics bowling boots for a number of years now, but my current pair has finally given up the ghost. I wanted to get another pair, but it seems they no longer make a mid-ankle bowling boot.

    The only others that I can find are the Puma Iridium and the hideously orange Nike Pace and Yorker boots.

    Is there a reason that these mid-ankle boots are becoming less popular? Or is it just because nobody loves fast bowlers?
    I reckon that with new technology and tests the fast bowlers are using boots that go much higher up the ankle and leg for added protection. I have seen a pair of professional boots and they go well above the ankle, have a lot of strapping, are ridiculously comfortable inside, etc.

    I would recommend investing in a pair for comfort and safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishCricket View Post
    I reckon that with new technology and tests the fast bowlers are using boots that go much higher up the ankle and leg for added protection. I have seen a pair of professional boots and they go well above the ankle, have a lot of strapping, are ridiculously comfortable inside, etc.

    I would recommend investing in a pair for comfort and safety.
    I've been using a pair of Asics 8 for 64 boots that cover my ankle (ok, so maybe my 'mid-ankle' terminology was wrong) and love them. It just seems that these days there are fewer and fewer of these available. Asics seems to have abandoned them.

    I was just wondering whether there was a reason...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooz View Post
    I've been using a pair of Asics 8 for 64 boots that cover my ankle (ok, so maybe my 'mid-ankle' terminology was wrong) and love them. It just seems that these days there are fewer and fewer of these available. Asics seems to have abandoned them.

    I was just wondering whether there was a reason...
    Not that I know of, where are you looking?


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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishCricket View Post
    Not that I know of, where are you looking?
    Well, according to the Asics UK website they don't do an ankle-high boot anymore.

    Fortunately I found a pair in the right size at Shop4Sport, so that'll keep me happy for a season or two

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooz View Post
    Well, according to the Asics UK website they don't do an ankle-high boot anymore.

    Fortunately I found a pair in the right size at Shop4Sport, so that'll keep me happy for a season or two
    Excellent.

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