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Women's Athletic Sneakers

Women's athletic apparel, but most of all, womens sneakers, have undergone huge renovations since the early 1900s. The first mens running shoes date back to about 1860, but the first women's shoes didnt appear until nearly 50 years later. Ironically, these early women's sneakers actually looked more like a dress shoe with a heel than anything youd slip on to play sports. With a stacked heel and leather upper, these shoes could easily be paired with a dress for church. Apparently, some worried that women might lose their femininity by playing mens sports.

Eventually, the rubber-soled black and white saddle shoe would replace these sport heels. This shoe would be the main athletic shoe available for women well into the 1960s. Luckily, most have realized that women's sports and therefore womens sporting apparel is not a threat to ones femininity. Womens athletic sneakers are thus much more comfortable with all the technologies you will find on mens athletic shoes.

When did women's athletic

shoes similar to todays come out?

Adi Dassler (adidas) would give his first running shoe prototype to Olympic contestants in the 1920s. Lina Radke, who ran the 800-meter dash in his shoes, won a Gold Medal at the 1928 Amsterdam games. Since that time, a different focus was put on womens tennis shoes. First, shoes began to be made with features that would benefit specific sports. For example, basketball sneakers would feature soles that helped with gripping the court and quick transitions. Additionally, sporting and workout shoes for women would become more comfortable and trendier. It would be the 1970s before sneakers would become more than just functional, as they started being recognized as fashion accessories.

Women's Athletic Sneakers

What types of women's athletic

sneakers are available?

There is a large selection of women's tennis shoes available. Whether you are looking for women's fashion sneakers, lifestyle sneakers for women, or women's trendy training shoes, there is a huge variety of all models. A few of the different types of shoes available include:

  • Women's basketball shoes
  • Women's running shoes
  • Women's cross-training shoes
  • Women's walking shoes
  • Women's lifestyle shoes
White Women's Athletic Sneakers

Which colors are available?

With so many sneakers from which to choose, color options can seem infinite. If you prefer a more toned-down style, there are tan, grey, black, or white sneakers. However, if you prefer a vibrant, brightly colored shoe, there are options like hot-pink/yellow, purple/black/blue, and orange/silver. Additionally, you can find quite a few sneakers that have various patterns on them, including leopard print and snakeskin.

Which shoe brands are available?

You can find almost all of your favorite and trusted brands available. You may even find some less expensive off-brand sneakers with all the features you are seeking.

Orange Athletic Sneakers

What are some features of these sneakers for women?

There is a large variety of features among the different shoe brands and models. You will find cushioned support in specialized running or walking shoes. Basketball sneakers offer high-top features that help to stabilize the ankles. Padded tongues and heel collars help create a snug fit. Tennis shoes often feature tread on the soles that helps to grip for quick starts and stops.

Style features can vary from Velcro strap closures to slip-on and lace-up shoes. You may find zipper accents or logos embroidered on the sneakers. Some of these sneakers are made of leather, while others use synthetic or mesh material.

White and Orange Women's Sneakers

New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi v2 vs. adidas Cloud Foam Lite Racer Slip-on vs. PUMA Prowl Slip-On

New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi v2 adidas Cloud Foam Lite Racer Slip-on PUMA Prowl Slip-On
Generations 3 1 1
Closure Laces Slip-on Slip-on
Upper Materials Engineered Knit-Mesh Synthetic Mesh Mesh, Elastic Bands
Activity Cushioned running sneaker Walking, Lifestyle Cross training, Lifestyle

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