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After a long week of work and shuffling kids around to various activities, your feet need a break -- so why not look for men's athletic shoes and women's athletic shoes that give you the comfort you need? Follow these tips to buy athletic shoes that fit your active lifestyle and provide stability and versatility for all your weekend activities.
With the large variety of athletic shoes available, it's easy to get lost in the selection. The consequences of choosing the wrong athletic shoes for a given activity include pain and injury, most commonly to the feet, ankles, hips and back. Before buying a pair of men's athletic shoes or women's athletic shoes, it can be helpful to compare them and look for the best features for you. By paying attention to the details, you'll choose the right pair of athletic shoes every time.
If your running shoes have seen better days or you are ready to begin a new fitness regime, it's time to shop for athletic shoes. From cross trainers to actual tennis shoes and everything in between, there are a myriad of choices. Find out how to get the right pair of men's athletic shoes and women's athletic shoes for your budget and your body the easy way.
The generous funds of the Challenged Athletes Foundation have made it possible for paraplegic athlete Erica Davis and challenged athlete Tara Butcher to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for the first time. The foundation, which was created in 1994, is dedicated to helping challenged athletes succeed in all sports they pursue. Learn more about the Mount Kilimanjaro climb and read the following list of frequently asked questions to find out how you can become involved.
Getting a good workout is an important part of staying fit and healthy. And an important part of that workout is wearing the right clothing for the activity. Whether you're hitting the gym, the basketball court, the track, or the trail, these tips will answer commonly asked questions so you can find the right athletic clothing for you.
If you want to add resistance to your core training workout, strap on a weighted vest. Ideal for aerobic exercise as well as sporting competitions and training sessions, weighted vests can provide one pound to 60 pounds or more of added weight to allow you to perform sports and recreational activities under more challenging conditions. Some weight vests are designed with removable weights that are added to inside pockets, which can then be taken out as needed. Weight vests are designed for male and female athletes and sports enthusiasts alike as well as those just wanting to increase the resistance level of their fitness and core training during exercise.
Tennis is a game of precision and skill. That means the tennis equipment you use has a big effect on where the ball goes. If you want to be good at tennis or other racquet sports, just like in other sports and fitness activities, you must have the tennis gear and clothing that suit your game. This tennis equipment buying guide will help you understand what you need.
Imagine that you are planning a trip that will take you from the equator to Antarctica in seven days. Now imagine that you have to limit the amount of gear you pack to 35 pounds or less. The task is getting more complicated. What kind of luggage would you choose and how would you pack for a trip that encompasses such extreme changes in climate and altitude? When Erica Davis, a paraplegic athlete, and Tara Butcher, a physically challenged athlete, climb Africa's highest peak, they will have to answer exactly those questions. The challenge: Mount Kilimanjaro rises from nearly sea level all the way up to 19,330 feet. The trail climbs from the hot bushland through rain forest, moorland, alpine desert and arctic glaciers up to the rocky Uhuru peak. A climb like Mt. Kili presents special challenges when it comes to luggage, clothing and gear. Being prepared for the weather and temperature extremes is a necessity, but it's also important not to pack too much. There is a 35-pound weight limit to each piece of luggage carried by a porter. Most climbers pack one 35-pound capacity bag to go up with a porter and one small daypack to carry up themselves. The daypack: Erica and Tara will have 7 days to summit Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. As they pass from one ecological zone to the next, their needs will change and so will the contents of their daypacks. Each day Erica and Tara will repack their daypacks in anticipation of the specific challenges of the day's journey. In general, their daypacks will include things like water, snacks, dry clothing, waterproof gear and sunscreen. The importance of keeping clothing and gear dry cannot be overstated. When choosing a daypack, a small to medium backpack made of lightweight, moisture-resistant material that comes with a removable waterproof shell will be ideal. It's also helpful if the backpack has convenient access to a water bottle compartment or can accommodate a water bladder. Plenty of pockets, zipper compartments and hooks are also handy. What to pack: A sturdy but lightweight water-repellant duffel bag with a capacity of about 35 pounds is ideal for the trek to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The bag needs to have room for plenty of layers of breathable, moisture-wicking clothing and layers of fleece clothing, as well as a waterproof layer. To save space, it's a good idea to pack clothing that does double duty, such as pants that easily convert into shorts. Aside from clothing, the climb will also require accessories like sunglasses, hats and gloves, plus equipment like trekking poles and a headlamp, as well as toiletries like sunscreen, insect repellent and a first-aid kit. Support the Challenged Athletes Foundation: Overstock.com and the C.H.E.K Institute are co-sponsoring Erica and Tara's climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in order to raise awareness for athletes with physical challenges who wish to participate and compete in sports. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). CAF raises funds to give physically challenged athletes the opportunity to stay active and competitive in the sports they love. To show your support for physically challenged athletes like Erica and Tara, donate now to the Challenged Athletes Foundation for the Fit 4 Kili Climb. View All Luggage Back to Guides Directory View All Luggage
Etnies is a shoe and apparel brand that designs gear for skateboarders and other athletes. It has become more than a skateboarding brand, however; men's Etnies shoes and women's Etnies shoes add a sporty edge to everyday outfits. Consider playful Etnies shoes with feminine touches for women and functional, athletic styles for men. Read on to find the best Etnies shoes for you.
The spirit of competition has always driven humans to improve, evolve and thrive. Whether you are looking for a stylish sport watch to round out your collection of cool timepieces or you need tough watches that can keep up with your athletic lifestyle, Freestyle watches are the perfect choice. Freestyle watches perform and add color or sleek style to your wardrobe. Dive watches and surf watches from Freestyle allow you to live in the water, while Freestyle sport watches give you the athletic and outdoor tools you need to succeed. Consider these models when shopping for Freestyle dive watches and sport watches:
Not all running shoes are the same, especially those designed for growing bones. Running shoes for kids should be more than just attractive and comfortable; children's athletic shoes should also be functional and provide proper support and ventilation. Select kids' running shoes that are the best for your child and his or her activities.
Before you start considering athletic wear options, think about the type of exercise you'll be doing. If you've joined a gym or you're taking an aerobics class, then you'll need workout clothes that are comfortable when you're indoors. If you prefer doing yoga over running on a treadmill, then you'll need to look for clothes that let you stretch on the floor. Once you have an idea about the exercise you'll be doing, you can start shopping for the right women's workout clothes.
Mount Kilimanjaro stands at 19,340 feet above sea level and rises about 15,000 feet from its base. So, while Mt. Kilimanjaro isn't a technical climb, it is still a very strenuous trek and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. Getting yourself in the best shape possible will not only ensure that you make the best Kilimanjaro summit attempt possible; it will make your time climbing the mountain much more enjoyable. So get ready to spend a lot of time on the treadmill.
Sports bras are a very important piece of sportswear. Without a good sports bra, women can experience pain and embarrassment from the movement of their breasts during workouts. Bouncing breasts cause pain and result in a loss of proper form from trying to reduce the breast movement during the workout. When buying a sports bra, there are several things to keep in mind. The best sports bra ensures a more comfortable and positive workout experience.
Whether you jog casually with friends in the morning or are training for a marathon, you need running shoes that will support and cushion your feet. It's easy to find quality men's running shoes for every occasion if you know what features to look for. Read on for tips on buying the best running shoes for your feet, activity level and personal tastes.
Whether you love buying shoes or you wish you could always wear the same old pair, you may have some in your closet that make you wonder, "What was I thinking when I bought those?" If you need some advice on how to buy shoes that you'll love wearing, this women's shoes buying guide is for you. With these tips on finding shoes online that will flatter you and fit your lifestyle, all the women's shoes in your closet will make you think, "How did I live without those?"
Whether by design or happy surprise, you have a tax refund this year. Take advantage of this extra bit of cash by investing in yourself. There are plenty of ways to maximize your tax refund and make it work for you. Take a vacation, buy new clothes or furniture or update the look of your home. Now is the perfect time to splurge on a little something you've been waiting for.
The harmful effects of UV rays on skin are well known, but many people don't know they can also cause cumulative damage to the eye. Long-term exposure to the sun can lead to eye disorders such as cataracts, snow blindness, and skin cancer. Even short-term exposure to glare or reflections can burn the front surface of your eye lens. Good sunglasses should block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB radiation. Find the right pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes with these tips.
With more gadgets and technology that help keep us connected, music is constantly just a click away. However, in order to harness the full potential of your iPods, smart phones, and tablets, you need a great pair of headphones. With so many amazing audio headphones to choose from, you can find the perfect ones for everyone on your Christmas list. Here are some features to help you pick the best pair to give to each person.
Movado watches made headlines when they became the first watch to ever be displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The aptly named Museum watch featured a defining single gold dot at 12 o'clock to symbolize the sun at high noon and a sleek face devoid of any distracting digits. Today, the iconic Museum watch is just one of many Swiss luxury watches offered by Movado. Here's how to choose Movado watches for your collection.