As I have mentioned in previous articles, volleyball shoes come in a huge range of different designs, shapes and sizes. You will find that certain brands will fit your feet better than others, that some shoes will breathe better than others and that some are too big for you all round. The difference between male and female shoes for volleyball is primarily the shape of the foot, and the size (obviously most males have bigger feet than females!). The other difference which will stand out quite regularly is the color schemes of the shoes that you are looking at. You would struggle to find men’s shoes that were pink, although you will find women’s volleyball shoes in all different types of colours.
Regardless of the design, shape and size, you need to find a set of shoes that is going to be comfortable to wear for the entire duration of a volleyball game. In fact, if you are getting even slightly sore or tired from wearing the shoes then you can do better. A good set of shoes will enable to turn quickly, jump high, support your knees and ankles and most importantly improve your game that little bit more.
I haven’t heard of many female’s buying male shoes, but if that is what you need to do to get the right shaped shoes then go for it. You would never notice the difference anyway; they are not designed to be that obvious! As a last hint, have a look online as you will often find the volleyball shoes that you want at a significant discount, especially if you know exactly the size and type that you are looking for!