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Don't tie your shoe up to kick!
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:24:20 am »

Before I begin, does anybody know who the kicker was for the Hogs in the 80's who taped his kicking shoe up on kickoffs?  I can't remember his name and would like to know how his foot is doing now.

In the 1980s, I tied my shoe up in high school to kickoff and kick field goals.  I did not use a strap but a shoestring that made my foot truly tied up.  That was 35 years ago.  Now, I'm waking up everyday basically unable to walk on that foot for about 10-15 minutes before the soreness leaves.  A decade ago, it was only sore for the first minute or so then got better.  I feel like this is getting worse each year.  Can anybody fill me in on any research that has been done on this subject?
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Re: Don't tie your shoe up to kick!
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 08:32:51 am »

So now kickers get to feel like the rest of us, congratulations! jk

Seriously though, I hate that for you, I remember our kickers doing that or using the strap to bend the foot up. We even had a big square towed cleat that one guy wore and I think he tied it up too.

I would go see a podiatrist, you may need  to be wearing a certain type of shoe for your arch, I actually tore something in my foot and had to get steroid injections for it. Never go barefoot, even in the house, and get some real good shoes that have proper support.

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Re: Don't tie your shoe up to kick!
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 08:39:04 am »

Bobby Haun from Jonesboro was the kickers name.

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Re: Don't tie your shoe up to kick!
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 09:20:15 am »

It was common for a lot of kickers years ago. Heck I’m old enough to remember when all kickers were straight line kickers and not soccer style or sideways lining up.
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Re: Don't tie your shoe up to kick!
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 12:29:52 pm »

Bobby Haun from Jonesboro was the kickers name.
That's Him!!!  Yes, thank you:)
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Re: Don't tie your shoe up to kick!
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 12:39:24 pm »

I wonder how the guys that use to kick barefoot are doing?
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Re: Don't tie your shoe up to kick!
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 12:51:14 pm »

Kickers that did that were straight on style and many also used the square toed kicking shoe.  Virtually all kickers now are soccer style kickers and this is not really an issue.  There are some kids kicking the old style, but it is usually because their dad, uncle, or grandpa kicked that way and that is how they are taught.
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Re: Don't tie your shoe up to kick!
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 02:30:39 pm »

I wonder how the guys that use to kick barefoot are doing?

They can afford shoes now.........
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Re: Don't tie your shoe up to kick!
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 02:50:25 pm »

Some still kick this way south of the border. I'm not poking fun at your problem. Please forgive me.
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Re: Don't tie your shoe up to kick!
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 02:59:23 pm »

If your injury is presenting itself in the big toe area, that is common.  I am a retired kickboxer who has the same issue.  We were classically trained to pull our toes back when striking harder areas (TKD/Karate).  Now and again when I grapple, my toe is loose and recurring fractures happen (3 in the past three years).  My best advice is to ice it before bed time and tape it in the mornings if you are active.  The tendons and ligaments tend to loose their snap back over time.  You probably have quite the case of arthritis, to boot (no pun) - welcome to your 40's-50's.  Keep active and try not to have surgery - it's gonna hurt anyway - might as well keep movin' lol.  PM me if you want to see how I tape mine.
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