heel counter

'heel counter' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Sports and Exercise Medicine


Quick Reference

Rigid cup of material that wraps around the heel of a training shoe to hold the heel in place. A badly designed heel counter or one that does not fit properly, can rub against the soft tissue in the ankle, increasing the risk of overuse injuries, such as Achilles tendinitis.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Reference entries