- A thick, stiff sole gives support while running and landing from jumps.
- High ankle construction supports the ankle during quick changes in direction. A basketball shoe should have the strongest support on either side of the ankle.
- A court shoe supports both sides of the foot because of all the quick lateral movements and weight shifts in court sports.
- It provides a flexible sole for fast changes of direction.
- It has less shock absorption than a running or basketball shoe.
- A running shoe must provide maximum shock absorption to help runners avoid ailments such as shin splints and knee pain.
- The shoe should control the way your heel strikes the ground, so the rest of your foot can fall correctly.
- Know your foot type (high, medium, low arch) so you can get the shoe with the right support for your foot.
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