Players and other sports enthusiasts do not just don their sports gears just for the heck of showing the world a sports image. They spend money on these often expensive stuff not because of the image that these things will project but because of the safety that will be provided. Sports gears and sports apparel are essential in not only in improving the game performance but also in ensuring the safety and soundness of our body.
In fact, many sports apparel go through ergonomic research, designed to withstand pressure and at the same time help players in their game. For instance, sports staples such as rubber shoes have evolved from being made from ordinary shoes with a rubber soles to shoes that have all kinds of features from air tight soles to soft padding on the sides for maximum support. Some rubber shoes are especially designed for a particular sports. You will probably notice that there are tennis shoes, there are golf shoes and baseball shoes.
One of the basic ones is of course the basketball shoes, which is probably the closest you can get to a rubber shoes. In fact, this kind of rubber shoes is also used in other kinds of sports such as volleyball. Rubber shoes for basketball must be of course, comfortable and must adhere to the floor. Remember, floors of basketball courts can be really slippery especially when wet with sweat.
Another kind of shoe is the golf shoes, which is designed for the grassy fields of golf courses. These rubber shoes have rubber spikes on its soles to make it more adherent to the soft soil. Tennis shoes can be really tricky since there are different kinds of tennis courts— clay, grass or just plain cement, which are often found in clubhouses and sports complex.
Some sports shirts also have extra padding on the shoulders and on the ribs for protection especially when used with sports that involve body contact and tackling such as soccer and baseball. Another must have sports apparel is the knee and elbow pads, which protect body parts from injury and abrasions.
Even simple sports gears such as bags have evolved into a one-bag-fits-everything. Manufactured to hold every little sports knick knack that you can think of, sports bags now have inside pockets, side pockets, mobile phone pockets and all kinds of pockets that are geared for your convenience. There are even sports bags whose compartments can be adjusted depending on the size and bulk of the sports gears that you have to carry.