Basketball is a competitive sport played by two teams of 5 players each on a rectangular court with raised hoops at either end. Players on each team attempt to score points by throwing a ball with their hands into the opposing team's basket. Types of equipment and apparel necessary to play basketball include; a synthetic, medium size ball and appropriate athletic apparel such as basketball shorts, basketball jerseys, and basketball shoes, which are designed to provide ankle and lateral support on the court surface.
Exercise refers to any type of physical activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness. During exercise, the foot inevitably takes on several different positions. Some areas, such as the arch or the heel, are subjected to high levels of stress, and therefore the use of activity-specific footwear is recommended. Athletic shoes as well as comfort shoes encompass a wide range of specified products specially designed to provide support to the body and enhance the exercise experience while minimizing the possibility of injury.