Sneakers have traditionally been regarded as the footwear of choice when one is going to engage in one form of physical activity or the other, usually of the sporting kind. In recent times though, there has been a change in that even when it comes to sneakers for women, the shoes now beginning to be used in more diverse situations, due to a number of properties that sneakers are now being equipped with.
Comfort and Foot Support
Sneakers with rubber soles are designed to bring down the impact and shock from running, walking, and other vigorous activities like climbing and dancing to the barest minimum. They give stability and control to prevent the foot, ankle, and heel getting injured and thereby causing pain to the wearer. Some sneakers even have insoles made especially for flat-footed women to support their feet while walking and running. A number of athletic sneakers cater to the needs of women who call for specific types of foot support for different activities.
Because of their soft rubber soles that cushion and protect the feet, sneakers are comfortable to wear even after a long time. Most athletic sneakers have used mesh materials that allow the feet to “breathe”, meaning that the shoes ventilate properly, thereby ensuring that your feet do not get uncomfortably hot and sweaty. This is usually done through the use of mesh materials have tiny holes that help reduce heat and formation of wetness that often leads to foot odour and allergies. Thick cloth materials are also used because their soft properties are ideal for women who are looking for sneakers that are soft and comfortable to the feet.
Fashion, Style and Versatility
Aside from the usual types which used combinations of rubber, leather, and cloth materials, sneakers that are available in the market today come in styles and designs that are up-to-date with the latest trends in fashion. Sneakers made of cloth have trimmings and embellishments like glitter and rhinestone for a more feminine appeal. Some even have canvas paintings and drawings that show self-expression of women through the form of art.
Sneakers of slip-on types have also become a trend for those who want to get a more feminine look by ditching shoelaces and choosing those that have Velcro and straps instead. Some sneakers even come with heels to cater those who are looking for alternatives to their usual heeled boots and sandals. There are also platform sneakers for those who want a balanced cross between fashion and comfort.
Companies that manufacture sneakers know that most women are after practicality and value for purchase cost, and that was why they started to create lines of sneakers that come in styles and designs that are suitable to wear during different activities. A pair of sneakers can take a woman from her walking activity to a casual day in a mall together with her family or friends. High-cut, sneaker-boot types used during winter help promote heat and warmth. During summer, the same pair of footwear, when worn together with shorts and miniskirts, creates a sexier and more stylistic appeal.