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The term "athletic shoes" covers quite a broad range. There are athletic shoes for running, walking, basketball, and every other sport or form of recreation. From run of the mill "sneakers" to state-of-the-art running shoes; there's lots to learn about finding the proper athletic shoes for your sport. Pick the right shoes for your needs by checking out some of the newest in athletic shoes.

Hiking Boots: What to Know Before You Buy
If you don't know the basics, you could find yourself in a lot of pain after your first hike. These tips will sort you out.

What to Look for in Basketball Shoes
Sure, you want them to look good, but when it comes to basketball shoes, style isn't everything. Really. Check out these tips before your buy your next pair.

Laughable Sneaker Knock-Off Attempts
Sometimes those 'too good to be true' prices you see for Air Jordan and other popular athletic shoes really are too good to be true. But not all counterfeit attempts are as kooky or laughable as the ones on this list.

Athletic Shoes: Top Retailers
This big list of online retailers includes some of the best shopping sites for specific sports shoes, as well as some vintage kicks -- with styles for women, men and kids.

Bowling Shoes: What to Know Before You Buy
Tips and advice for before you buy bowling shoes, including whether rental shoes will be enough; the differences between athletic and performance bowling shoes; how bowling shoes are designed; and other things to look for in a bowling shoe.

Men's Trainers for Weekend Warriors
Wait until the weekend, then do a bit of everything? Then you're going to love these picks in men's cross-training shoes.

The Best Running Shoes for Your Body Type
To avoid foot injuries, you need to select the right shoes for your body. Here are tips for deciding which styles those are, from About.com's Sports Medicine Expert.

Different Types of Bowling Shoes
Not all bowling shoes are like the ones you rent at your local bowling alley -- learn more about the different styles.

Bowling Shoes: Top Manufacturers
Some of the top companies and manufacturers of athletic and professional bowling shoes for men, women and children.

How to Spot Fake Athletic Shoes
Black market athletic shoes are all over the internet. Before you hand over your money for your dream shoes, take some time to be sure you're not being scammed into buying fakes.

Fake Sneakers Gallery
About.com's Sneaker Expert, Suzy Martin, gives an informative (and fascinating) view of the counterfeit sneaker market, via this Gallery of Fake Sneakers.

Air Jordan Shoes: Where to Shop
Skip the fakes and the frustration. If you want the real deal, then you'll definitely want to check out this big list of authentic retailers.

Skateboarding Shoes: Top Brands
Here, our Skateboarding Expert, Steve Cave, covers all of the top brands in skate shoes.

Soccer Shoes: Where to Buy Online
Whether you want a pair of shoes like the ones Messi or Ronaldo wears, or you just need a pair of top flight football boots for your own matches, here are a few of the best places to look for them.

Before You Buy Wrestling Shoes
Wrestling shoes have come a long way since ancient Greece, and today's wrestler has a ton of options. Here's what you need to know before you buy.

Nike Shoes - Where to Buy
There are a lot of fakes on the market. If you're looking for authentic Nike shoes, it's best to play it safe. Here are some web sites and retailers that carry authentic Nikes.

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