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10 Tips for Beginner Clipless Cyclists

10/08/2017 03:22:05 AM

You’re new to the whole clipless pedal and shoe concept and you’re very eager to experience this “torque” that everyone is talking about. I can tell. Without a doubt, you’re making an excellent choice switching over to clipless pedals. ...

The Super Simple Snowboard Boot Sizing Chart

09/28/2017 21:50:30 PM

You want snowboard boots but you want them to fit correctly, right? I mean, who doesn’t? You’d be borderline insane to purchase a pair of boots that are painful or too loose for performance. Unfortunately, this can be the case if you don’t ...

What Are Approach Shoes?

09/26/2017 16:03:41 PM

Go to any outdoor retail store and explore the footwear section. You’re likely to find a section dedicated to approach shoes. What are approach shoes exactly, you might ponder. Are they for bachelors looking to talk to beautiful women? Well, ...

What Is the Difference Between Football and Baseball Cleats?

09/24/2017 01:03:23 AM

Football cleats and baseball cleats might look kind of similar at first glance but they are not one and the same. This becomes more prevalent once you look at them at a closer level. Both have unique features that help them to excel in their ...

What Is the Difference Between Soccer and Baseball Cleats?

09/23/2017 21:22:28 PM

Soccer cleats and baseball cleats are both technically cleats but there are subtle differences between the two that allow them to excel in their respective sports. And if you think they can be used interchangeably between sports, you might be ...

The Definitive Climbing Shoe FAQ

09/18/2017 01:33:31 AM

If you’re fairly new to rock climbing, chances are you have questions. And in all likelihood, several of those questions will revolve around climbing shoes. Usually, the first thing that non-climbers notice about the sport is the specialized ...

The Standardized Cycling Shoe Size Chart

09/12/2017 20:12:55 PM

What’s more difficult? Finding a cycling shoe that fits right or finding your perfect soulmate? It’s obviously the former. Choosing cycling shoes is tough and probably the biggest reason why is because there isn’t a set standard used by ...

How Should Athletic Shoes Fit?

08/18/2017 10:59:33 AM

Fitting athletic shoes can be tricky if you’re not sure how they’re supposed to feel right off the bat. Beyond just your good ol’ reliable comfort, the toe, forefoot, midfoot, and heel are all unique areas and the sizing between each can ...

Best Track Spikes and Field Shoes

08/07/2017 00:13:41 AM

Track and field is a very demanding sport, and such a demanding sport means proper equipment will be essential. Of course, since track and field is based on athletics, it only makes sense that you’ll want some great athletic shoes on your ...

How to Choose Track Spikes and Field Shoes

08/05/2017 19:43:33 PM

Track and field houses many events, all of which will require specialized shoes in order for you to perform at your very best. First and foremost, there are varied disciplines for the track, with spikes having subtle differences that will affect ...

Best Lacrosse Cleats

07/21/2017 01:12:41 AM

Finding the perfect lacrosse cleats for you will be no simple task. There are a lot of factors that come into play when considering a pair, and you’ll have to know what your needs are beforehand. If you’re not sure what to prioritize, read ...

How to Choose Lacrosse Cleats

07/17/2017 23:18:40 PM

Lacrosse, in essence, is a fairly straightforward sport that requires a few vital pieces of equipment. The most important of which are the lacrosse stick (or crosse) and the ball. Everything else is mostly meant for protection against injury. ...

How to Size the Most Popular Climbing Shoes

06/15/2017 19:52:41 PM

Sizing climbing shoes correctly is difficult. And I mean mad difficult. No matter how you go about it, the three questions you will inevitably ask yourself when considering a pair of climbing shoes are: how do they fit, how should I size them, ...

Anatomy of an Athletic Shoe

05/22/2017 19:06:51 PM

Not all athletic shoes are created equal. This is fairly obvious when comparing, say, a basketball shoe to a soccer cleat. Or a golf shoe to a cycling shoe. Shoes for different sports will have unique factors about them that cater to that specific ...

8 Things More Important Than Your Climbing Shoes

04/02/2017 15:10:21 PM

The longer you climb, the more you’ll often hear people talk about their climbing shoes. They’ll talk about how well it sticks to the walls, or doesn’t. You’ll hear about how well they can stand on tiny ledges or not. How good their ...

Climbing in Vibram FiveFingers – Full Review

03/22/2017 02:02:18 AM

You may have noticed the Vibram FiveFingers already as those weird looking kicks sold at REI or the shoes being praised by running, hiking, cross-training, and even boating aficionados alike. If you’re a climber, you’re probably well aware ...

Best Snowboard Boots

03/06/2017 20:56:31 PM

Snowboard boots come in all shapes and size. Well, maybe not shapes per se, but colors, flex ratings, lacing options, and sizes, yes. Not to mention all the other parts of a boot that can be customized to your liking. If you haven’t yet, read ...

How to Choose Snowboard Boots

02/27/2017 23:04:44 PM

If you’re just starting out with snowboarding, you’re probably a little flustered with choosing equipment. Even picking out the right apparel to wear can make your head spin! Besides the snowboard and bindings, you also need a good pair ...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Climbing Shoes

02/21/2017 03:11:56 AM

Purchasing climbing shoes isn’t the most straightforward task. Climbing shoes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, comfort levels, and lacing systems. Which means, there are a lot of factors to consider when looking for the perfect climbing ...

The 10 Best Bouldering Shoes Right Now

02/19/2017 02:00:40 AM

Most people imagine climbing as a sport involving a rope and harness, or at least very big rock faces. However, bouldering involves none of those things. First off, you’re mostly climbing rocks less than 20 ft. tall. Secondly, bouldering will ...

Best Weightlifting Shoes

02/03/2017 22:59:23 PM

Weightlifting shoes will become necessary once you’ve decided you’re serious about lifting. But, shoes can differ depending on your level of training and how much you’re willing to spend. That’s why we’ve split up our top choices into ...

How to Choose Weightlifting Shoes

02/02/2017 15:40:46 PM

Want to learn how to choose weightlifting shoes? We’ll be doing just that today as we go over what makes a good pair of weightlifting shoes. Weightlifting shoes are not like any ordinary shoes, their unusual design actually serves a huge purpose. ...

Best Golf Shoes

02/01/2017 03:56:08 AM

When it comes to golf shoes, there are a ton out there. Some of them look good. Some of them perform well. Most golf players want a shoe that are both good looking and high-performance. But when it comes down to it, picking out shoes depends ...

How to Choose Golf Shoes

01/30/2017 16:53:44 PM

Learning how to choose golf shoes can be a little tricky at first, almost like cooking a perfect dish. There are a variety of elements to consider when picking out a pair, and what you choose should reflect your tastes and needs. Some of the ...

Best Tennis Shoes

01/29/2017 16:52:55 PM

There are a ton of tennis shoes on the market right now, which can make it difficult finding a pair that suits you. It’s always good to find a balance between durability, traction, stability, weight, cushioning, support, ventilation, and value. ...

How to Choose Tennis Shoes

01/26/2017 16:21:22 PM

Tennis is a very fast paced sport demanding lots of stop and starts, endurance, sprinting, and side to side movements. All this calls for a pair of shoes that can withstand the abuse of the sport. But, not everyone’s feet are the same. Not ...

Best Boxing Shoes

01/23/2017 00:46:27 AM

If you make a few quick searches on the web for boxing shoes, you’ll likely end up disappointed. The truth is, there aren’t a ton of shoes out there solely dedicated to the sport of boxing. Many boxers end up using shoes marketed for wrestling, ...

How to Choose Boxing Shoes

01/20/2017 23:53:26 PM

There are quite a few elements that have to come together to make a quality pair of boxing shoes. Traction and support are two of the most important factors to focus on. There are a lot of others as well, which we’ll be going over in this ...

Best Baseball Cleats

01/15/2017 21:40:25 PM

Baseball cleats come in different lengths and stud types. The position you play, weather conditions, and field type will determine what cleats you’ll need. Low-tops offer mobility at the cost of ankle support. High-tops provide ankle support ...

How to Choose Baseball Cleats

01/15/2017 02:35:18 AM

Baseball is a demanding sport and requires the right equipment from its players to be satisfied. Your helmet is important, your gloves are necessary, comfortable clothing is strongly encouraged. Last but not least, your cleats are extremely ...

Best Volleyball Shoes

01/11/2017 22:08:24 PM

There is quite a collection of volleyball shoes on the market, with more coming out each year. New technology seems to be making shoes better and better: more lightweight, more cushioning, better traction, and better breathability. If you ask, ...

How to Choose Volleyball Shoes

01/09/2017 01:24:30 AM

Volleyball shoes require a few elements in order to perform well on the court. In particular, traction, stability, cushioning, weight, and a sure fit are the most important. Other factors such as durability and breathability are good things ...

Best Mountain Bike Shoes

12/12/2016 02:27:30 AM

When just starting out, there’s no set manual that anybody gives you detailing the best mountain bike shoes. It’s mostly just a matter of personal preference and opinion. As you may know, there are different mountain biking disciplines, ...

How to Choose Mountain Bike Shoes

11/28/2016 21:57:32 PM

Today, we’ll be walking you through how to choose mountain bike shoes so you’ll want to pay close attention. Cycling off-road isn’t exactly a smooth ride, which is why you’ll want shoes that you can feel safe and secure in. Mountain ...

Best Cycling Shoes

11/26/2016 23:37:54 PM

Deciding on the best cycling shoes for you isn’t as easy as naming your firstborn child. Actually, it’s actually A LOT more difficult than that. There are a ton of different factors that go into producing a quality cycling shoe, and a lot ...

How to Choose Cycling Shoes

11/15/2016 19:45:05 PM

Learning how to choose cycling shoes can be a little tricky since they are a lot different from your average athletic shoe. Using clip-less or clip-in technology, cycling shoes connect with the pedals of your bike. This allows you to effectively ...

Best Wrestling Shoes

11/14/2016 02:49:06 AM

Obviously, wrestling is a sport requires some fancy footwork from its athletes. Being able to remain stable and comfortable as you try to throw and pin your opponent is crucial. That’s why wrestling shoes are designed for maximum traction, ...

How to Choose Wrestling Shoes

11/11/2016 00:24:45 AM

There are a lot of different aspects you should look for when learning how to choose wrestling shoes. Traction, the type of sole, support, comfort, and fit are just a few of them. There are a lot more we’ll also cover, and there are some ...

Best Football Cleats

11/08/2016 16:04:04 PM

Now, picking out football cleats shouldn’t be a difficult task. If you’re just starting off, it can certainly seem so. As a result, we put together this handy little guide on what we think are the best football cleats out there. Now, as ...

How to Choose Football Cleats

11/06/2016 12:22:59 PM

The most important gear you can have while playing football (or gridiron for all the non-Americans and non-Canadians) are the right cleats. In fact, most of the other gear a football player wears is more for protection than performance (except ...

Best Indoor Soccer Shoes

11/04/2016 01:36:38 AM

Curious about what the best indoor soccer shoes are? If you are, we’ll clue you in with our top picks for both indoor court and turf shoes. Generally speaking, indoor soccer shoes are a little different from soccer cleats. Most importantly, ...

How to Choose Indoor Soccer Shoes

11/01/2016 17:00:57 PM

Indoor soccer shoes are slightly different from soccer cleats. First of all, they lack any studs and come with a durable rubber outsole. The outsole used is comparable to one that you might find on basketball or volleyball shoes. Likewise, indoor ...

Best Soccer Cleats

10/29/2016 04:00:45 AM

Now, we completely understand that picking out soccer cleats is highly subjective. Indeed, there’s a shoe out there for all kinds of different soccer players. First of all, there’s specific cleats for the type of ground you play on. Sec ...

How to Choose Soccer Cleats

10/25/2016 23:01:58 PM

The type of soccer cleats you wear can make or break your performance. All things considered, this is the one piece of sport equipment that will affect your game the most. In fact, if you strip down to nothing but your cleats, you’ll become ...

Best Skate Shoes

10/21/2016 00:06:32 AM

Skate shoes come in all kinds of colors, styles, and flavors with more added each year to the already mind-boggling selection. Regardless, what’s funny is that skate fashion is always changing, so what’s in right now might not be tomorr ...

How to Choose Skate Shoes

10/20/2016 00:56:06 AM

If you’re just starting off skateboarding, we’d like to give you some tips on how to choose skate shoes. Obviously, there’s a lot of variety when it comes to picking skate shoes. Different skate shoes suit different types of skatebo

Best Approach Shoes

10/13/2016 01:49:13 AM

Approach shoes are very unique in that they are hybrid shoes between climbing shoes, hiking shoes, and trail runners. As a result, this makes them very versatile outdoors since you don’t have to pack a bunch of shoes with you. However, ap ...

How to Choose Approach Shoes

10/12/2016 15:13:22 PM

Approach shoes are a hybrid mixture of rock climbing shoes and hiking shoes, which gives them wide versatility outdoors. Primarily, approach shoes allow you to climb easy routes and scramble in them when approaching crags and boulders. Additionally, ...

Best Climbing Shoes

10/12/2016 00:48:28 AM

Ask a climber what they believe are the best climbing shoes. In general, the consensus is that there are a lot out there. To clarify, by a lot, we mean, A LOT! In fact, there are a ton of shoes that cater to different types of climbers. For ...

How to Choose Climbing Shoes

10/06/2016 02:53:20 AM

Before you set out for a day on the rocks, you’ll want to take a moment to consider what you’re wearing on your feet. You can’t just wear any ol’ pair of kicks climbing, you’ll need some specialized rock climbing shoes t