Athletic shoes are a type of shoes that are specifically designed for participating in the sporting and physical activities. They are normally different in design and build than the other types of shoes. Athletic shoes depend upon the location and actual type of footwear. The athletic shoes are also named as joggers, sand shoes, running shoes, gym shoes, climbing shoes, or rubber shoes etc.
They are normally used in different sporting activities including golf, baseball, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, or running in marathon. A special type of the athletic shoes also developed for track running.
The athletic shoes are made of flexible material and typically feature a sole of dense rubber. The high-end athletic shoes come in different sizes and shapes to suit different types of foot. Some of the most common brands of the Athletic shoes include Nike, Adidas, Lacoste, Converse, K-Swiss, Fred Perry, Vans and Servis-Cheetah.
They are the special purpose shoes that are used by the men and women and have no much difference. Some of the most common types of the athletic shoes include the following.
Running shoes are similar to sneakers and have special emphasis on cushioning.
These types of shoes are specifically designed for better grip in grass and wet ground. The soft-spikes that are found on these shoes are made up of plastic like material with prongs distributed radially around the edge of each spike.
The climbing shoes are specifically designed for rock climbing. They have a smooth sticky rubber sole with extended rubber band and are also more secure on the feet.
Walking shoes have a more flexible sole than the running shoes. They are usually lighter in weight and may have air holes to allow the feet to breathe.
Skateboarding shoes have flat soles for a better grip on a skateboard. They also have an extra layer of padding to protect the skateboarder’s feet.
Cycling shoes are equipped with metal or plastic cleat to hold onto the pedals and they have stiff sole to maximize the power transfer.
Wrestling shoes are light and flexible shoes which provide additional traction and protection.
Skating shoes are also called skates. The skating shoes can be categorized into the Ice skates, Roller skates and Inline skates. There is also a popular version that actually has wheels built into the sole of the shoes.