Some within the Mets' organization have speculated that shortstop Jose Reyes' right-calf injury might have resulted from his switch in shoe companies, from Nike to Under Armour, at the start of spring training.
Reyes, however, dismisses such talk, saying his new shoes are "great" and that the switch is "not an issue." Under Armour is preparing a special model for Reyes, but it was not ready for the start of the season. source Fox sports
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Remember spring training of 2006, when Pedro Martinez's biggest concern ( before the hip, shoulder and everything else) was his big toe and the talk of camp was the special shoes being made for Pedro.
Jose Reyes has been relatively healthy since 2004, prior to that year, the one knock on Reyes was that he had the potential to be injury prone. After several years of leg injuries, Reyes adopted a stretching routine that has been attributed to his health.
Reyes has no idea how he was injured, there's no specific play to look back on, where he felt something or pulled up lame, which leads some to believe that it's his new shoes.
As silly as it may sound, I'm a runner and I have one specific brand of shoes that fit me right ( Asics), every time I try another brand of running shoes I pay for it, in my knees and hips...
Posted by Ed Ryan at 9:06 AM