Diamonds in the Rough – Top 10 Most Rare Shoes

Diamonds in the Rough – Top 10 Most Rare Shoes

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Shoes used to be such a simple possession. They were used to cushion our feet in rough terrain and protect our feet from inclement weather. Now, we see shoes as an important focal point of our personal fashion. They are a status symbol. They can be worth more than our vehicles. Many things can make a pair of shoes expensive. It could be the brand name, the materials, the previous owner, but the most common cause of expensive shoes is their rarity. Shoe companies will pour resources into a specific shoe to make it attractive and ultra fashionable, but then the same company will do a limited release of the shoe to drive up prices. Below, we will take a look at the top 10 most rare shoes and their…
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Effects of Shoe Type on Squat Performance

Effects of Shoe Type on Squat Performance

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As with any exercise, people need to have the right footwear on when they perform squats. Not wearing the right shoes can lead to dangerous injuries from slipping or improper stances. Shoes do more than just provide clothing for the feet, after all. They need to supply support as well. Therefore, here is a closer look at the different effects shoe types have on squat performance. Understanding the Foot as a Foundation Feet certainly do perform the task of being a foundation for every move humans make. However, feet have about 25 bones in total, so it likes the freedom to move around. This movement simply cannot happen during exercise motions, and especially not during a squat. Any small amount of movement in the foundation can lead to a fall,…
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How Do You Know Which Walking Shoe Type to Buy?

How Do You Know Which Walking Shoe Type to Buy?

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Walking is one of the best ways to stay fit. It is exercise that does not put strain on your body and can help you lose weight as well as allow you to get a good amount of vitamin D from the sun. One of the most important things you need to do when starting an exercise regime that includes walking is to buy the right pair of shoes. A good pair will make the experience much easier and much more beneficial. But how do you choose the right shoes? We have some suggestions that can make it a simple process. Decide on Type of Walking People tend to think that walking is just walking, but this is not the case. There are lots of options, including hiking, power-walking, marathon…
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Choosing the Right Shoes for Any Type of Exercise

Choosing the Right Shoes for Any Type of Exercise

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Exercise can put feet under a huge amount of stress. Foot-related injuries are common, and many of them result from using the wrong type of shoe. A good pair of shoes will offer cushioning that can prevent damage, support that keeps every joint aligned properly, and a variety of other benefits. Different activities call for different types of support, so smart athletes know to match the shoe to the exercise to boost their performance and ensure their safety. Running Shoes Running shoes serve three major purposes. They protect your feet from the road, they provide traction to prevent falls, and they cushion your feet from the shock of running when they hit the ground. The last of those features is what makes running shoes unique, and it is usually the…
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Top 5 Most Common Materials Used to Make Shoes

Top 5 Most Common Materials Used to Make Shoes

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According to "How Shoes Are Made" by The Sneaker Factory, the most crucial feature in shoe design is not the pattern used for the shape and look of the shoe but the fundamental material from which the shoe is made. The five materials most commonly used in shoe production are leather, textiles, synthetics, rubber and foam. 1. Leather Leather is flexible yet durable, as sturdy as it is supple. It's elastic, so it can be stretched yet it resists tearing and abrasion. It's a breathable material, and it insulates heat, helping to regulate temperature. This all makes leather shoes conform to the feet of the wearer like no other shoe material can. It's no surprise, then, that leather is one of the most common materials that shoemakers use, particularly in…
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How to Spot FAKE Nike Air Max Shoes

How to Spot FAKE Nike Air Max Shoes

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First released in 1987, the Nike Air Max helped launch the sneaker head movement. Sneaker heads are those who collect shoes from top manufacturers and designers. There are even some who want to have a pair of Nike running shoes in every color and style every made. Even if you aren't a collector, you still need to know how to spot a pair of Nike Air Max fakes. The fakes won't offer the support that your feet need and may even lead to foot pain and injuries when you wear a pair for a longer period of time or while working out. There are some simple things you can look for when shopping online or off that indicate a pair is fake. Box Construction and Design One of the first…
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