So what are Aerial Boots, anyway?
Aerial Boots, or Trapeze Gaiters are used by aerialists and other artists to strengthen their legs and also to protect against scrapes, bumps and bruises that go hand in hand with aerial work.
They can be made out of a variety of different materials and in a few different styles. There are a fair few models on the market, each with a slightly different style but most doing the same things.
Choosing The Right Boots
It is no secret that aerial work hurts! Bruises can arise in places that you never thought possible.
Aerial Boots are also known as ‘gaiters’, they provide protection to the foot and ankle during training and performance. Depending on the length of gaiter, they can also protect right up to the bottom of the knee.
Prevention is always better than cure – so if you are considering starting aerial activities, it would be wise to purchase gaiters before you do any possibly lasting nerve damage to the foot.
If you are a seasoned aerialist, you will be able to use your knowledge to purchase the best gaiters for your needs.