Man Fashion: How to Choose Your Sport Shoes

8:40 pm Contributed by JW

So far we have touched on fashion dress shoes, and today we will be focus on sport shoes, or athletic shoes. Sport shoes are a special part of men's clothing. As a active man, you need shoes that are durable, lightweight, probably well made and of course with styles. Basketball shoes are typically the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks on men's athletic shoes. There are many other types of shoes besides basketball. All sport shoes for men are made basically the same with a few differences such as cleats and height.There are also a few categories of shoes that make a difference in wear and comfort. From the cheapest shoes to the most expensive men's athletic shoes vary. It is important that you find the right shoe to fit you individual needs for training, durability and comfort.

Motion Control Shoes
The first category is Motion Control Shoes. These shoes are the most rigid, control orientated and durable. The normal motion of the foot is important to keep in mind when purchasing these types of shoes. The motion control shoes help limit the motion of the foot so they are not excessively moving around making injury a greater risk.

Stability Shoes
Another type of shoe category is Stability Shoes. Stability means that there is good support, cushioning, and durability. Men who are of average weight and do not have a need for motion controlled shoes will find these provide the right support.

Cushion Shoes
Cushioned Shoes are ideal for those who do not have a lot of excess motion in their foot and are not in need of additional support. A man of average weight and size may find these to be appropriate for him.

Lightweight Training Shoes
Another type of shoe would be the Lightweight Training Shoes. These are very light and are intended for racing and fast paced training. Efficient runners with no motion control problems will find these are perfect for them.

Trial Shoes
Finally Trail Shoes are good for off road or inclement weather. They have extra stability for added traction. They are very durable. It is imperative to plan ahead when exercising and playing sports. Alternating your shoes is a way to give your feet a brief workout. They will rest the muscles used in the other shoes while working ones to adjust to the ones you changed into. Also your work out or sport shoes will last longer if you wear them only when needed as opposed to all the time.

Some Other Tips

  • Buying men's sport shoes are to always shop late in the day since feet tend to swell a bit as the day progresses.
  • It is important to always measure your feet while standing; the change in size is enough to make your new shoes uncomfortable if you don't.
  • Make sure you try on both shoes with socks on. Some people's feet are slightly different sizes.
  • When you choose a pair always buy the size of your larger foot.
  • If the shoes hurt the first time you try them on then don't buy them. They will not get more comfortable later on.
  • Before training in your new shoes break them in by wearing them around the house.
  • Make sure you don't wear outdoor if you think you might want to return to the store.

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  1. zeddik said...

    All of the above shoes are absolutely horrible. If you want a sport shoe, then buy one for the kind og sport you're doing. If you're running, buy a pair of good running shoes (Asics Gel Kayano are my absolute favorite) if you're doing sports in a gym, choose a pair of indoor shoes (in US, I guess it's mostly basket-shoes, but in fx Denmark we have shoes for both, Team Hanball, Badminton, Volleyball and so on. Aerobic is a whole other type of shoes, so if you're doing aerobics, please choose an aerobic shoe!

  2. JW said...

    Hi Zeddik, is glad to see you again. Ha! Ha! You must had a bad experience before. The categories that I used here was just a general guide. As what you said, it should always buy shoes that match with what sport activities you are in. (Provided your budget allows)

  3. cloudveil said...

    This is a good post regarding on how to choose your sport shoes...actually choosing the best sport shoes is hard you need some guidance for that...

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