Cheerleading and off-ice training for figure skating – allow toe room for expansion. These sports have two things in common – a need to jump and land after twisting movements. To allow room for the foot to expand during leaps, athletes need to allow ¼ to ½ inch toe room, while exercising caution that the heel doesn’t slip, causing twisted ankles and wrenched knees.
Wrestling — snug foot supports a necessity. Because wrestling involves a lot of twisting movements with powerful forces and counterforces, a snug fit is a necessity. Heels in wrestling shoes should hug the heel, since there are little padding and a firm counter.