If you think any sports shoes is good to go for trail running or playing a sport like basketball then you are soon going to ache your ankle and knee joints. Physical activities are categorized into different subcategories and if you think any sports shoes can compliment with your physical activity then it’s not “one size fits all” kind of thing. As per the level of activity the variety of shoes is different so the right shoes should be worn keeping the level of activity in mind. For instance you cannot make a marathon runner wear shoes that are designed for sprinting or hurdle race similarly the logic behind designing shoes for different activity level is to provide comfort, perfect fitting, traction, heel support and proper cushioning to the individual so that whatever activity he/she is going to perform the shoes doesn’t hinder the performance.

Trail running shoes are designed to be tougher than sports shoes because both the activities are performed on different surfaces. In trail running the surface is rough, uneven, soft, hard and full of unknown objects so the trail running shoes must have good traction, water-resistant and anti-debris quality, cushioning, protective rubber toe cap, ortholite insole, comfort and proper fitting. Most of the trail running shoes come packed with these features that make it easy for the trail runner to run, climb and hike on mountainous terrain as well as plain territory. So if you think buying trail running shoes is a burden on your pocket then either you should eliminate your love for trailing or you should stop thinking this way because as mentioned above it’s not ”one size fits all” kind of think. There are some brands that you can choose for your trail running that will protect your ankle and knee joints.

• Salomon Men's Speedcross 3
• Merrell Men's Vapor Glove 2
• Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D
• Adidas Men's Rockadia
• ASICS Men's Gel-scram 3
• New Balance Men's MT690v2 Responsive
• Tesla Men's Outdoor Sneakers T330/T320
• Saucony Men's Grid Caliber TR
• Salomon Women's XR Mission
• Saucony Women's Grid Excursion TR9
• New Balance Women's 690v2
• Adidas Women's Rockadia W
• ASICS Women's Gel-Scram 3
• Merrell Women's Glove 4
• La Sportiva Women's Bushido
• Reebok Women's Ridgerider 2.0

Now that you have variety of shoes option for your next trail it’s time to move on to the perfect shoes for your favorite sport basketball. Best basketball shoes are those which provides good traction, leg fingers cushioning, heel support, thicker but softer rubber outsole. The most important feature of any basketball shoes is to provide traction because the player makes quick and uneven moves hence if the traction is not there the player will lose his balance. So when you go shopping for the best basketball shoes here are some shoes that are specifically designed to meet your sports needs.

• Adidas Performance Cloudfoam Ilation
• Adidas Crazy Explosive
• Nike Lebron Soldier Xi
• Nike Prime Hype DF II
• Nike Air Overplay IX
• Under Armour Men’s Curry 3
• Under Armour ClutchFit Drive 3
• Adidas Crazylight Boost
• Adidas D Rose 7 Basketball Shoe
• Nike Air Versatile Basketball Shoe

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