To make it easier for you to choose the right kind of sneakers, you have to put in mind the type of activity that you will be using them for. This will narrow down your choices significantly. You do not have to scour several shoe stores just to find the pair of sneakers that you need. Sneakers differ depending on the activity they were designed for.
Sneakers for running are generally more lightweight than the other types of sneakers. Running sneakers are designed to give support and cushion the feet from the impact as the feet lands on the hard ground as you run or jog. Shock absorbers are also a great feature of these running sneakers. They absorb the impact and protect the joints of the feet. There are also some sneakers that are cut above the ankle to provide more stability while running or jogging. Running sneakers can also be used for brisk-walking or working out at the gym. Sneakers for walking also provide cushion for the feet. They are also very lightweight and should be able to support the arch of the feet.
Cross-training sneakers are designed to provide support for executing low-impact exercises. They can be used for lifting weights, walking and doing different cardio exercises. Cross-training sneakers should not be interchanged with running sneakers. They will not be able to provide the support needed for running.
Tennis sneakers are designed to provide support for the sideways movements involved in playing tennis. Running or cross-training sneakers may also be used for playing tennis.
Casual sneakers are those that are stylish and very colourful. They do not provide any support like the ones that are designed for sports. They are not meant to be used for playing sports, running or doing high-impact exercises. Casual sneakers are great for walking around town, strolling in the park or in the mall and just about any daily activity.
by Albert Colin