Sport: another way to use safety sneakers
You've adopted safety sneakers at work because they're lightweight, protective, comfortable and breathable. Why not do it for your sports activities as well? The many features these shoes have make them ideal for sports.
6 things you want from a sports shoe
During a sports session, your feet are constantly under pressure. The shockwave caused by the impact with the ground can quickly tire the foot and the whole body. It is essential to have shock-absorbing shoes, with a suitable midsole, that absorb the energy of the impact and ensure a comfortable feeling.
Another essential quality of a sports shoe is protection. It must be able to protect you from external aggressions that cause injuries due to impacts, slips or cuts. This is achieved in particular through a protective shell and an anti-slip and anti-puncture sole.
Be light and flexible
For best performance, choose shoes that are light and flexible! Opt for lightweight materials and make sure the weight distribution is correct. This way, you'll be able to avoid any pain or fatigue, while still being free to move.
There's nothing worse than shoes that prevent your feet from breathing when you're doing sports. From the upper to the sole, the shoe should be made of breathable materials that limit perspiration and moisture to keep your feet dry as long as possible, even during a very intense session.
Supporting the foot
Some sports put your feet at greater risk than others, especially your ankles. It is advisable to try to maintain them as well as possible. For this, the ideal is a model that goes up on the malleolus (more or less high) and that offers a real stability thanks to a sole that adheres well to the ground.
Resist wear and tear
Impact, friction and other wear and tear on your shoes if you regularly practice a sport activity. To avoid having to invest every week in new shoes, choose a resistant pair from the start.
What sports can I do with safety sneakers?
Mountain biking and other cycling activities
Mountain biking, downhill biking, cross-country biking or freeride biking, you can practice these sports with safety shoes. In fact, you need flexible but protective shoes to accompany your movements while protecting you from branches and other attacks related to the terrain you are riding on.
You regularly practice hiking, trail or trekking. You are therefore used to steep and unstable terrain. Your feet need special equipment to follow you all the way. A pair of safety shoes is totally adapted to maintain your feet and protect your ankles and malleoli, especially when you find yourself in a scree or off the marked trails.
Parkour and urbex
When you practice parkour or urbex, no terrain scares you. Except that some abandoned places are littered with sharp and perforating obstacles. To protect yourself while staying sharp and agile, lightweight safety sneakers are your best allies.
For weight training or cross-training, you need shoes with an upper that holds your foot in place and a sole that cushions every shock while stabilizing the arch of your foot. This is the very definition of a safety sneaker!
Are you an enduro, supercross or rally raid rider? No matter what motorcycle sport you practice, safety sneakers (more or less high) bring you safety, flexibility and comfort. It would be a shame to deprive yourself of them, wouldn't it?
Using safety trainers for sports is not something that is taken for granted. But they are perfectly suitable for this purpose. Do you like to wear your safety shoes for other purposes than work?