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Athletic Shoe Guide


Athletic Shoe Guide

Different sports require different foot support, so buying the right shoes for your sport is essential. Select shoes based on your size, foot type and how you use them.


  • All-purpose shoe built for versatility
  • Provides more traction and a wider surface area
  • Easy stop-and-go, side-to-side motion with maximum ground contact
  • Offers superior ankle support
Nike Air Monarch IV Cross-Trainers - Men
Nike Total Core Mesh 2 Cross-Training Shoes – Women
Nike In-Season TR 4 Cross-Trainers - Women

Cross-training shoes should be replaced every 100 hours, roughly once a year if you're wearing them for an hour twice a week. If you wear cross trainers for a variety of activities, especially running or vigorous exercise, then replace them twice a year.

Road Running

ASICS GEL-Contend 2 Running Shoes - Men
ASICS GEL-Excite 2 Running Shoes - Women
  • Designed with extra cushioning
  • Easy flexing at the ball of foot
  • Enhanced stability and durability
  • Provides superior traction on pavement or dirt

Trail Running

ASICS GEL-Venture 3 Trail Running Shoes - Men
ASICS GEL-Scram 2 High-Performance Trail Running Shoes - Women
  • Designed to minimize slip on all surfaces
  • Offers superior ankle protection and support
  • Built for running in all weather conditions
  • Provides extra traction across uneven surfaces

Running shoes should be replaced every 400-500 miles, or every six months.

Running shoes with polyurethane midsoles are likely to maintain their level of cushioning longer than shoes with EVA midsoles.


New Balance 456 Walking Shoes - Men
New Balance 496 Walking Shoes - Women
  • Perfect for everyday wear or casual fitness walking
  • Provides comfortable cushioning for low impact
  • Allows the foot to roll naturally from heel to toe
  • Eases forward motion and lends extra support


Nike Visi Pro V Men's Basketball Shoes
Nike Air Visi Pro V Basketball Shoes - Women
  • Designed with higher tops for superior ankle support
  • Eases the effects of abrupt starts and stops, jumps and lateral moves
  • Enhanced durability, flexibility and shock absorption
  • Built to handle the rigors of the game


Nike Tiempo Genio Indoor Soccer Shoes - Men
Nike Tiempo Rio II FG Men's Outdoor Soccer Cleats
  • Soccer cleats, designed for use on outdoor fields, feature a metal or plastic studded outsole for superior grip
  • Indoor soccer shoes, designed for use on indoor fields and courts, feature a flat, durable sole


Vans Winston Men's Skate Shoes
Vans Winston Skate Shoes - Women
  • Skate shoes are made to be used for skateboarding, but can also be worn for skater fashion
  • Common features include a rubber outsole and durable upper


Converse All Star Sneakers for Unisex
Converse All Star Sneakers for Unisex
  • Fashion-athletic shoes are meant to provide a sporty look, without the need for athletic use
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