To cope with different sports, sports shoe merchants have invented a variety of sports shoes. The following are the characteristics of each type of sports shoes.
The sole is generally water ripple or herringbone pattern, the upper is made of thin leather, and the appearance is mostly medium and high to protect the ankle and prevent injury. When a basketball player bounces, the impact force is equivalent to ten times the athlete’s body weight. When sliding sideways, the impact force on the side of the foot is equivalent to 2-3 times the body weight of the athlete. Therefore, basketball shoes must have strong shock absorption. The outsole of the shoe is mostly made of rubber, EVA material, and other materials with shock absorption protection.
Tennis shoes are generally rough water ripples because most tennis courts are hard courts. Compared with basketball courts, the ground of tennis courts is rougher, so wear-resistant soles are very important, mostly rubber soles. The design of the upper is mostly short, there are also rubbers, and the forefoot is wider. The heel bottom of tennis shoes is generally retracted inward with a small slope. Because of frequent retreat, the heel of the shoe is cut a little bit, which can adjust the center of gravity and keep the body stable. There is a bridge design in the middle of the sole to enhance lateral stability, avoid sprains, and also protect the ankle.
The shape of the toe and heel are a little warped, like a small boat. The forefoot is wide and there is enough room for the toes to stretch. The toe cap has a rubber, and the shock force generated during running is equivalent to 2-3 times your body weight, so the midsole of running shoes is mostly designed with high density, long and thick shock absorption. In addition, people will produce a lot of sweat during strenuous exercise, and the soles of the feet are the most sweaty parts. Therefore, the ventilation and breathability of running shoes are very important, and nylon mesh is used for the upper material to increase breathability.
Football boots are easier to identify. Generally, football boots are much more dexterous, and the shoe body is thinner and fits better. A more prominent feature is that the sole has molded studs and convertible studs, adapting to the football field and providing good grip. The toe cap and vamp are clearly stitched to prevent deformation and to be durable.
These shoes are suitable for those who enjoy a variety of sports but only practice a few times a week. There are two types of all-around sneakers: training and speed. The toe of the training type is slightly warped, with rubber turned, and the upper is mostly made of nylon mesh; the speed type is similar to the running shoes.
Aerobic sneakers are generally high-top and relatively lightweight. The sole pattern is not deep, suitable for sports on the carpet. The sole pattern is deep or multi-directional, suitable for sports on wooden floors.
It is also called “casual shoes”. Skateboard shoes are relatively light, and the rubber sole emphasizes grip performance, which can better grasp the skateboard.
When hiking in the wild, we often step on the sand and walk on uneven ground, and sometimes we need to walk across mountain streams. Hikers with heavy backpacks are prone to sprains and slips. Therefore, most hiking shoes are mid-tops, with bumps on the soles, emphasizing grip performance.
Because of the harsh environments and cold, windy climates, these shoes are generally heavy, strong and tough. If you are on a snowy mountain, professional high-altitude hiking boots are generally double-layered, with the outer boots made of plastic and the inner boots made of warm and breathable materials, which can withstand the severe cold of minus 40 degrees Celsius. Full hard-soled shoe that works with crampons or snowboards.