Athletic shoes are a type of footwear designed to provide extra support and cushion while performing physical or sporting activities such as basketball, tennis, running, and wallking. athletic shoes are made of soft flexible materials with well cushioned soles, which are generally made of rubber. Due to their comfort and appealing designs, athletic shoes have been recently marketed also as a lifestyle, trendy footwear for casual use.
Skating refers to the action or sport of moving along a hard surface by propelling oneself by the alternate movement of the legs. Skating requires the use of specialized footwear, most commonly sneakers for skateboarding, inline skates for hard surfaces, and ice skates for figure skating. Some skating sneakers are now being designed with an outsole that features a small wheel underneath the heel which is used to propel oneself smoothly on hard surfaces.