There is a joke about a woman having as many shoes as she has clothes, which would indirectly mean that a woman’s hunt for clothes and footwear is unending. With a new shoe on display almost every day, the choices one has are limitless and there in lies the biggest challenge, to pick a shoe that is in style and fashionable. From Gucci, Prada, Boss to Adidas and Reebok, there is a shoe for every occasion.
There is a myth that shoes are solely a woman thing, wrong! Designer labels all over the world now cater to men’s shoes and some labels are exclusively for men. Agreed that the choices that men have may be fewer when compared to women, but there is no denying that there is a niche market for shoe manufacturers that cater exclusively to men’s footwear.
All about sports wear
Almost anyone who has ever played a sport or has taken a walk has a pair, sports shoes are a multi billion dollar industry, sports shoes worn by professionals are sometimes worth thousands of dollars. The main players in the sports shoes market are Reebok, Adidas, Nike to name a few. Each company develops newer designs and technologies, to make sports or leisure activities more comfortable. Before you go out and buy the first thing that look good, take a little more time and try and find a manufacturer that caters to the sport you are playing.
Depending on the kind of sport a person is involved in, the foot wear changes accordingly. To put it simply a football player will have shoes that are spiked, where as a long distance runner will have shoes that are comfortable and are resistant to sweat, to protect against blisters. Take for example the shoes that most basketball players today wear, they are light weight, and are designed for absorbing the shock that most basketball players experience from jumping and running on the court. Nike and Reebok are two manufacturers that are constantly evolving there basketball shoe lines. Adidas on the other hand is well known for there cricket and athletic shoes.
Irrespective of the sport a person is playing, there are now specialised shoes available for almost all sports on the planet, from heavily spiked shoes for football, to more lightly spike cricket shoes, to plastic sole shoes for events like running and badminton. Just like Cinderella there is a shoe out there that is made for you and your sport.