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Style vs Function in Men’s Athletic Shoes

Posted by ilan srulovicz on

When it comes to men’s athletic shoes, there are so many choices available on the market that it is difficult to even know where to begin. Obviously, they need to look good. More importantly, the shoes have to work. When it comes down to it, function wins over fashion. No man in his right mind is going to purchase a pair of athletic shoes if they are so uncomfortable that he can scarcely get out the door in them.

As a result, athletic shoes have to be able to perform above everything else. Only after that box is checked off do men start to be concerned about things like the way the shoes look or even how much they cost.

When it comes to function vs fashion concerning men’s athletic shoes, there are some certain things that have to be considered. Most importantly, are the shoes comfortable? That question does not necessarily refer to the comfort level when trying the shoes on in a shoe store. Shoes can feel comfortable when someone is simply standing there in them but they might feel entirely different when they are actually being used to their extreme.

For example, a shoe that feels fine in the shoe store may become drastically uncomfortable when a man is running long distances or when he is sprinting at top speed. It really comes down to making sure that the shoes have the proper level of support and that they fit correctly. Getting fit by a professional will ensure that the right size is being purchased.

By the same token, it is important to take into consideration any special concerns that the individual wearing the shoes might have. If any previous injuries have been experienced or there are any chronic conditions which makes running more painful, it is important to choose a shoe that has an additional level of support or that caters to that specific need.

Without a doubt, men can find athletic shoes that look great and that are capable of getting the job done. They do not have to trade comfort for looks, nor should they be forced to trade looks for comfort.

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