Women's sports shoes: Get ready to fly!
Never wear your fashion trainers to the gym or the track! Women's sports shoes are specially designed for your active days, and no wardrobe is complete without a pair. If you're a dedicated athlete, you'll want to have at least a couple of pairs; look for the right ones for your discipline, for both safety and performance. If you're more of a casual gym-goer, then an all-purpose pair of sports shoes will do just fine. Now you've got no excuse to skip the gym!
Choosing sports shoes for safety
Your women's sports trainers shouldn't be too snug, as you may find that your feet swell during training. This means it's usually a good idea to buy half a size bigger than normal. It's important to know that not all sports shoes are designed equally. Running shoes, for example, will cushion your feet as long as you keep moving forwards, while indoor shoes for badminton, basketball, or football are designed for sideways movements. Bathing shoes are ideal for snorkelling or rock pool exploration, being lightweight but strong enough to protect against sharp rocks. Whatever you choose, remember that you'll need to replace your trainers every so often for safety and performance. If you're a runner, you should be looking for a new pair every 500 to 750 km. Keep the old outdoor shoes to wear to the gym on non-cardio days, and never wear your specialist trainers when you're not practising sport – you'll just wear them out quicker.
How to look cool in sport's shoes
A pair of sports trainers should be practical above all else, but they can still look cool. Choose fun activewear in your favourite colours to go with them. If you want to look your best, then put on special sportswear. Pick a comfortable sports bra and choose your favourite sports leggings and let the sweat begin. You can wear tight or loose-fitting sportswear – just make sure it fits properly, and you'll look great in your sporty trainers. Choose bright colours that will perk you up and get in you the mood for training, or stick with classic black, since you can never go wrong with black. Remember to wear something reflective if you're running outdoors, especially in winter or if you like to go out at night. A bright pair of women's sports shoes can work well for this.