Becky Sauerbrunn participated in the first batch of women’s football non-slip shoes (every time!)
espnW: Finally, women not only have one cleat, but also two cleats. how does it feel?
Sauerbrunn: It feels a bit like “about time!” I have worked for Adidas for a few years and they have been improving the abilities of female athletes. This is the logical next step in the development of women’s games-a cleat designed specifically for women’s feet, suitable for our sports on the court.espnW: Which of the most important areas of the cleats do you think needs to be changed to make them more suitable for female athletes?
Sauerbrunn: So far, women’s cleats are based on men’s cleats. They are smaller in size and use a different color scheme to distinguish them from women’s cleats. The physiology of our feet and our body is completely different! The profile of the new cleats and the height of the neckline have been reduced. Their nails are shorter and have different nail structures, which can better match the way we exercise in the field.
Since I started working with Adidas, I have been providing feedback on Adidas cleats. So far, in each iteration of Ace and X, I have always criticized once or twice. I often tell them that the cleats are too wide, my feet are slippery or the collar is too high and cut my ankle. The female Ace I am wearing is close to my feet, and the lowered collar allows me to move freely while playing.espnW: Have you noticed a change in the performance of these models compared to the models used
before?Sauerbrunn: I train and play pickup football at Adidas, and they often want me to try new boots. Usually, I warm up in it and then return to my newest partner. When I wear these clothes for the first time, I don’t have to change clothes. They prepared for the game from the beginning. When I’m on the court, I don’t want to worry about my cleats. I hope they can improve my playing style. This allows me to focus on the game and show my best performance.espnW: You choose to wear Ace cleats-why is it best for you?
Sauerbrunn: This is a pair of boots for control, so the cleats mimic my playing style. The leather forefoot helped me make my first contact and at the same time provided comfort. X aims to increase speed. The synthetic upper is lighter and can help players feel that they are not wearing any studs at all.Becky Sauerbrunn (Becky Sauerbrunn): “We are not an afterthought. We play different balls and walk different balls. We deserve a boot to reflect this.” Fred Kfoury) III / Icon Sportswire
espnW: Among all the new parts of Ace cleats and the specially designed parts, what do you think is the biggest difference?
Sauerbrunn: Different stud configurations add a new level of comfort. As women, we are under different pressures than men. The adjusted stud configuration can adapt to these pressure areas and distribute them more evenly across the entire outsole. Many sports can make you feel uncomfortable. It is great that we push the body so hard and add a little comfort.
Reporter: What kind of sports shoes do you like to wear when you leave the court for training?Sauerbrunn: I tend to use Women’s Ultra Boost for a long time. I have a pair of sneakers designed by Stella McCartney, but they feel more like slippers. If I want to do cross training for multi-directional sports, please wear PureBoostX.Reporter: What is your typical offseason?
Sauerbrunn: Many things! Now it’s time to develop and add elements to my game. During the season, the team will pay more attention to the next opponent, and seldom pay attention to personal development. Therefore, I watched a game movie during the holiday, noticed any pattern or repetitive errors, decided whether I made these mistakes due to my own decision-making or technique, and then proceeded to correct these problems.I continued to practice motor skills, but my interest in conditioning declined. Therefore, the impact on the body is less, and the mastery of technology and tactics is higher.espnW: Your team is synonymous with excellence-do you like the pressure of execution?
Sauerbrunn: The women’s national team is a very successful team. This success provides us with a platform to express our views on gender equality issues. In this country, thousands of young women play football, which makes them see that our contribution to the game is precious. If they aspire to the highest level of craftsmanship, then their efforts will be as inspiring as anyone, not just an afterthought.
This is what I proudly display through the nails of these women. We are not an afterthought. The actions we play are different. We deserve a boot that reflects this. Success did not motivate me like integrity. Everyone is lost. I like the pressure I encounter every day, concentrate and try my best to get the most from my teammates, and enjoy the pressure on the journey. We are so successful because some of our participants value this more than