Top 6 Athletic Shoes for Men

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Whether used for running, shooting hoops, playing tennis, or cross training, athletic shoes for men provide comfort as well as support. Made with performance materials, these shoes have a lightweight upper as well as a sole that is flexible and responsive enough to stop and redirect in seconds. While several manufacturers produce top-quality shoes that are men's favourites of men in the UK, there are six that stand out from the crowd in terms of not only popularity, but extra features that cannot be beat when worn for their intended activity. Whether shoppers purchase the shoes from a local sports store or online at eBay, a bit of research into the benefits of each allow consumers to make an informed buying decision.
1 Top Athletic Shoe for Gym Use: New Balance Minimus
Top Athletic Shoe for Gym Use: New Balance Minimus

Supportive, yet minimalistic, the New Balance Minimus combines a breathable mesh upper with thin rubber soles that handle any section of the gym, from the indoor treadmills and ellipticals to the weight room, outdoor track area, and beyond. The shoe's lower stack height gives the wearer the illusion of a barefoot feel. In addition, because it has no insert, there is no area to slip, slide, and cause irritating discomfort. Other features like the wide toe box and lower drop allow the foot to expand in a natural position for quick response and comfort.


2 Top Running Shoe: Adidas Energy Boost

Made to handle the demands of serious runners on flat tracks or uneven trails, the manufacturer constructs the Adidas Energy Boost to provide an energising boost with every strike against the ground. The brand's proprietary TORSION system supports the arch and mid-foot to provide more flexion for the heel and toe and to keep the arch high for less pronation. In addition, the lightweight upper features reinforcement with welded synthetic overlays for a close and secure overall fit.


3 Top Basketball Shoe: The Nike Kobe 8 System
Top Basketball Shoe: The Nike Kobe 8 System

Designed especially for the hoops enthusiast, the Nike Kobe 8 System is a low rise shoe features a webbed rubber outsole that is lightweight and flexible and its non-marking quality is welcomed at indoor courts as well as outdoor hoop yards. Ultra light mesh uppers and a signature Lunarlon cushioning midsole support the foot and reduce strains or discomfort when changing directions suddenly mid-game.


4 Top Tennis Shoe: Babolat Propulse 4
Top Tennis Shoe: Babolat Propulse 4

Perfect for indoor or outdoor courts, the Babolat Propulse 4 combines performance with a stylish look. The brand's proprietary Side 2 Side technology in the midsole area works tenaciously to combat foot sliding so that the wearer experiences a higher level of response and improved comfort. In addition, the breathable mesh uppers find enhancement with the moulded Cell Shield wrapping and the sole provides optimal court grip and shock dampening.


5 The Top Cross Trainer: Hi-Tec R111
The Top Cross Trainer: Hi-Tec R111

The Hi-Tec R111 is a cross trainer that is right at home at the gym, on the trail, or on the court. The sporty design features an anatomical foot cradle for just the right amount of cushioning and support as well as a proprietary cantilever heel that reduces foot slide and overpronation. In addition, the Hi-Tec ghillie lacing system ensures a personalised fit from toe to tongue, further reducing foot slippage and providing a more confident fit for any activity that comes the wearer's way.


6 The Top Athletic Walker: Brooks Addiction Walker
The Top Athletic Walker: Brooks Addiction Walker

Designed for walkers of all ages, the Brooks Addiction Walker combines the cushioning and performance of a running shoe with the brand's MoGo midsole to provide propulsion power and low arch support on all types of terrain. The full grain leather upper insulates the feet from cold, damp weather and comes in two closure types, a hook and loop strap or traditional laces, for maximum versatility.


How to Buy Athletic Shoes for Men on eBay

When shopping for athletic shoes for men on eBay, decide on the type of activity your intent to use the shoes for so that you pick the perfect pair the first time. Once you make that decision, use the eBay Search bar found on any page of the site to input specific query phrases in order to narrow down returned listings into a manageable pool. For example, instead of typing in " gym shoes" or " cross trainers", be as specific as possible and try "new Brooks Addiction Walker" or "blue New Balance Minimus" for targeted results. After you find the ideal shoes to fit your needs, the seller packs them securely and sends them to your post in a matter of days.
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