Athletic Shoe Selection

For athletes, carefully chosen, well-fitted, comfortable athletic shoes are vital to success, while poorly selected, ill-fitting shoes can lead to performance problems. Athletic shoes serve diverse purposes, which include protection from the environment (from impact shock, abrasion, temperature, moisture), comfort, assisting in the prevention of injury, and, additionally in some sports, functioning to couple limbs and feet to the sporting device (e.g., skis, cycling pedals, snowboard, etc.), all of which contribute to optimal performance.

Athletic shoes are big business. The U.S. athletic shoe marketplace ...

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