The Evolution of the Sports Shoe

postSports shoes are as popular now as they have ever been. For a long time now, they have overlapped from the sports arena and into the consumer market. A huge industry worth billions worldwide, the sports shoe shows no sign of diminishing.

So what is the history of the sports shoe? How did they come about and why are they so popular?

It all began (as it seems many things did) in the Victorian era. In the middle of the 19th century, the UK was getting smaller. Transport was developing and so was industry. Class divides had never been greater. The need for leisure was growing. The seaside seemed closer than ever before. Sport was taking off with croquet, tennis, golf, cricket, rugby and soon to be football all forming. These were exciting times. But all this couldn’t be achieved in the traditional hard, black shoe.

Enter the Liverpool Rubber Company, who developed footwear specifically to be worn on the beach in comfort. Essentially, they had a rubber sole and a canvas upper. Known as sand shoes,

Best Running Shoes For Men and Women

postI am on the search for the best running, training and cross training shoes and throughout this search I have taken a shine to the Asics range of shoes.

Like many products there have been positives and negatives and when you think about it, it really is a personal choice and trying to satisfy an individual’s needs can almost be next to impossible with consideration to a person’s foot structure, body weight, lifestyle not to mention producing to the needs of the growing population of the world.

For me coming from a little country town where there wasn’t as many feet as the numbers above and growing up in a culture that was highly sports orientated was fantastic as I got to travel places I otherwise would never had seen, make new friends and experience the changes in the shoes as time went on.

In old school days and where I grew up we wore the same sneaker and they were the basic rubber sole, canvas, lace up shoe so no matter what you played, whether it

Passing and Heading Techniques While Playing Football

It is said that football is not a single man’s game but it needs active involvement of the entire team who fight neck to neck with their opponent squad. Naturally, you should learn how to coordinate with your team mates that enable you experience the thrill as well as, winning the match. Throughout the game period, it requires passing the ball correctly to your teammate when you are unable to get through your opponent player or players. It is, at the same time, you should be paying great attention particularly to those teammates who are running with the ball, simply because depending upon the situation, any time they can pass the ball to you.

According to the major American football celebrity Will Mchale, for effective passing of ball you should possess high level of presence of mind as well as decision making power to ponder who would be the right mate to send a pass. And, sending your ball to the correct place demands you to be skilled in shooting the ball straight and without delay in every direction. Conversely, receiving the ball through passes from other mates requires you to remain vigilant to the ball at every moment while

Top Workout Apparel for Women

Exercise and a healthy lifestyle is a crucial part of life and keeping active can make you feel great. Women take on many different types of sports and activities to get the body and health they desire and part of the process is the clothes they work out in.

Workout apparel can help make exercise easy, with no restrictions or bulky fabrics.

There is so much available for the modern active woman to choose from to enhance their chosen sport or activity.

Quality is key and a higher price is often a clear hint at higher quality of fabrics. The more detail and time that has been put into your apparel, the better it is going to work for you body. For example, clothing that is streamlined to fit the body perfectly and to repel sweat will ultimately improve your comfort during your workout. You want to feel like the clothes are part of you and so looking for professional, detail-driven sportswear is a great move. The most important factor of your workout apparel is its breathability as we all know we sweat quite a bit during a tough workout. Fabrics that draw the

Buying Sports Gear

Many sports enthusiasts rely on their gear to perform at their best. For instance, female softball players would rely on their womens fastpitch bats for enhanced performance. If you enjoy badminton or baseball, you need to buy the right sports clothing and equipment to enhance your performance and keep you safe. No great athlete has made their way to their current status without the aid of some nice sports gear.

There are different kinds of sports gear and equipment. Each type requires a set of clothing and equipment. Some pieces of equipment are quite obvious. For instance, you need a racket and shuttlecock if you are a badminton player. However, there are items that you only become acquainted with as you go for more serious training.

Serious players would soon realize the need for a whole set of gear, not only because it is required, but also because it is for their own performance and safety. For instance, if you are a hockey player, you need a whole set of gear that includes hockey pads, catchers, hockey skates, masks, neck protectors, chest and arm protector, thigh guards, knee protectors, and so on.

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