Something is falling to the ground. It's mostly likely valuable and/or fragile. The crushing impact with the solid floor will certainly break it. With spiderman-like reflexes, your foot swiftly moves to its trajectory, intercepting the thing and breaking its fall. Foot catch. Success.
One time my Dad admitted that when my brother was a baby he fell off the bed and my Dad used a foot catch. Seriously.
by Mike Dobbins November 29, 2012