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.
Spikes are specifically made shoes that have small metal (or other material) spikes on the sole of the shoe. The Spikes have a small diameter (cleats are larger knobs on the soles and a cleat could be a group of spikes). Spikes are common on golf shoes because the spikes help with traction in grass. Runners also may use spikes for the grip with the ground when running.