“Netball requires a specialist shoe that can handle short bursts of multi-directional movement, jumping and pivoting,” says Netball SA’s footwear sponsor ASICS SA. “With the GEL-Netburner Super 7 netball shoes on your team, it’s a perfect match.”

As the official footwear partner of the netball federation, all the top players wear ASICS’ netball shoes on court, including the Spar Proteas.

Spar Proteas’ Lenize Potgieter wears ASICS on court. Photo: Michael Bradley.

“Offering side foot support and a personalised heel fit that molds to your foot over time, the GEL-Netburner Super 7 provides optimal comfort and stability as you move across the court,” the brand explains.

Upgraded features include rear foot and forefoot GEL for soft, cushioned landings, Sollyte midsole material for reduced weight and AHAR+ for durability and grip on any surface. It weighs only 300gm.

For Summer 2017 ASICS will offer a comprehensive range of netball- specific product like the GEL-Netburner Ballistic, GEL -Netburner Professional, GEL-Task and GEL-Estoril Court.