Great Athletic Shoes

by Anna P. | November 14th, 2012 | Shoes, Women's Fashion

Whether you’re starting a new fitness routine, planning on taking up a new sport, or you’re just looking for new shoes to replace your old ones, you should know your options.  Not all athletic footwear is made the same. Some styles were made for walking, while other styles are better suited for yoga class or the treadmill.

Hiking boots are ideal for serious hikers and rock climbers. Unlike your typical leather boots, hiking boots were designed to keep your feet cozy, warm, and dry. If you live in a cold or temperate climate, you may want to by an extra pair of hiking boots for winter. Choose a pair with extra insulation to keep your feet extra warm and toasty.

Styles you’ll love: Rocket Dog Timber Boots for Women ($64.99 at Finishline) and Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots for Women ($220.00 at REI).

Gym sneakers are the shoes you’ll wear during regular workouts. The ideal pair of gym shoes should fit well and enable your feet to move with ease. When shopping for shoes, you should always opt for a pair with breathable material.

Styles you’ll love: Nike Air Max + 2012 Shoes for women ($169.99 at Lady Foot Locker) and Puma Cell Jago Running Shoes for women ($59.98 at Finish Line)

Canvas tennis shoes are the more casual style option. These lightweight shoes are usually worn with casual outfits for fashion purposes, but they can be worn for light fitness activity like tennis, golf, walking, etc. These shoes often come in a variety of fun colors, so feel free to stock up on a few pairs in red, navy, green, or yellow for a surefire way to brighten up your entire look.

Styles you’ll love: Keds Celeb Wooly Shoes ($60.00 at Keds) and City Sneaks Canvas Sneakers ($14.99 at Payless Shoes).

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