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Best sports shoes for men to buy online

Best Sports Shoes for Men To Buy Online

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Feature 05 Jan 2015, 12:01 IST
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We are extremely fortunate to live in a country where people of all ages love some sport or the other be it the traditional kabbadi, kho-kho, archery and wrestling to the more modern cricket, football, hockey, badminton, tennis, boxing and most recently basketball. India’s love for sports came into the international spotlight in 2012 when we sported the largest contingent in the Summer Olympics held in London and even though we didn’t win on all fronts we gave it a go which is what sports is all about. One of the most important pieces of sports equipment is shoes and keeping that in mind we take a look at the best shoes for cricket, football, tennis and basketball in the market right now.

                                                                                                                          Football

Nike Hypervenom Phade FG

Nike Hypervenom Phade FG

No other football boot but the highly popular Nike Hypervenom’s could have grabbed the top spot on this list. The colourful, innovative shoe can be found on the foot of every second professional footballer , most notably Wayne Rooney and Neymar, and will go down in history as one of the most popular boots of the decade. The Hypervenom boasts of several features including a NIKESKIN body that is highly responsive to ball touch, a cushioned footbed integrated with Dye-cut EVA sockliner for extra comfort and last but not least injected TPU cleats that are as light as a feather. All these factors combined have allowed the Hypervenom to sell like hot cakes.

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Nike Mercurial Vapour

Nike Mercurial Vapour

Nike’s Mercurial range of boots have always taken the world by storm and did so again in last years edition of the World Cup. The Mercurials, most famously worn by Cristiano Ronaldo, comes equipped with a lightweight body integrated with a micro-texture system that offers comfort as well as a near perfect fit, perforated sockliner that offers extra cushioning, an impact resistant footbed along with a TPU injected outsole that offers sturdiness as well as excellent performance. All these factors combined with CR7’s endorsement have taken the Mercurial’s popularity to soaring heights.

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Adidas f50 Adizero

Adidas f50 Adizero

Let’s face it anything Messi wears instantly becomes popular and the same thing can be said for these beautiful golden Adidas f50 Adizero boots. Much like the man they are designed in honour of , the f50 comes packed with features including HYBRIDTOUCH technology that offers softness, light weightiness as well as enhanced performance, DRIBBLETEX technology that maintains your game in any weather condition, SPEEDTRAXION guarantees uncompromising speed even in twists and turns along with a TRAXION surface that maintains its grip on any surface. I’m sure every die hard Messi fan in town would want to get their hands on a pair if they haven’t already.

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                                                                                                                           Tennis

Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5

Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5
Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5

Everything Roger Federer touches or serves turns into magic and the same can be said about the shoes that grace his feet, a pair of Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5’s, which are currently the hottest pair of tennis shoes in the market right now. Nike has spared no expense while developing this brilliant pair which comes loaded with Dynamic Fit technology which promises a near perfect fit, Zoom units which provide extra cushioning, a lightweight mesh body that offers ample breathability to the foot, a TPU footframe that offers extra stability along with a durable rubber outsole that permits you to practice on the court for hours at a stretch. RF fans will surely want to get a pair of these red beauties.

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Adidas Adipower Barricade 8+

Adidas Adipower Barricade 8+
Adidas Adipower Barricade 8+

Currently gracing the feet of the World No.1 – Novak Djokovic, the only thing holding off the Adipower Barricade 8+ from claiming the title of the number one tennis shoe is the Nike Zoom Vapor 9.5. However with all its features expect the Barricade 8+ to put up a tough fight. This brilliant shoe comes loaded with a highly durable synthetic body, ADIPRINE technology in the forefoot for added power, ADITUFF technology integrated in the toe area for enhanced durability, Stability Claws that enable you to move at rapid speeds on the court without faltering, ADIPRENE technology in the heel for cushioning and shock absorption along with an ADIWEAR 6 outsole that resists wear with ease. So what’s keeping you from owning a pair?

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Nike Lunar Ballistec

Nike Lunar Ballistec
Nike Lunar Ballistec

The shoes currently worn by the King Of Clay – Rafael Nadal are currently battling Roger Federer’s Nike Zoom Vapors for superiority in the Nike Tennis segment. The Lunar Ballistec boasts of several features like a Lunarlon midsole that offers cushioning as well as lightning fast responses, a Flywire lacing system that eases the fit of the shoe, rubber reinforcements that shields areas prone to wear, a TPU midfoot shank that adapts to every move you make on the court as well as a durable XDR outsole. Nadal fans what are you waiting for?

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                                                                                                                           Cricket

Nike Lunar Dominate

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Nike Lunar Dominate

Standing true to its name, the Nike Lunar Dominate promises to give you the edge over your opponents on the cricket field. These wonderfully designed shoes, worn by a good deal of players on the Indian national cricket team, come equipped with a mesh body that guarantees ample breathability even in long matches, a hard rubber outsole that’s capable of resisting the perils of the cricket field along with a total of 11 metal spikes that guarantee enhanced grip and superior performance in any circumstance.

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Adidas Adipower Vector

Adidas Adipower Vector
Adidas Adipower Vector

Adidas arrived on the cricket scene a bit later than Nike but their sponsorship of Sachin Tendulkar quickly propelled them to the heights of their American rival. The German sportswear manufacturer manages to deliver once again with the Adipower Vector which are a force to reckon with on the field. The Vector’s come equipped with a synthetic cum mesh body that offer breathability as well as comfort, a cushioned footbed that enables you to play intense games without grimacing, a tough ADIPRINE integrated midsole along with an equally efficient outsole with removable cleats. All these factors combined have made the Vector’s one of the best cricket shoes in the market.

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                                                                                                                          Basketball

Nike Air Jordan 1

?Nike Air Jordan 1
Nike Air Jordan 1

It would be criminal for another basketball shoe to take the top spot on this list. Nike created history when the teamed up with Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan to release the Air Jordan 1’s in 1984 which took America by storm almost immediately and soon spread to the rest of the world whose love affair with the iconic shoe isn’t over yet. The old school Air Jordan 1’s boasts of no technology but a cushioned footbed but are as effective as they were 30 years ago. Basketball fan or not I’m sure you definitely want this historic shoe to grace your shoeshelf.

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Nike Air Visi Pro V

Nike Air Visi Pro V
Nike Air Visi Pro V

This beautifully designed basketball shoe by Nike look sure to give competitors a run for their money. But a great design isn’t the only thing the Air Visi Pro V boasts of, it also comes loaded with a variety of features. The elements that make the shoe include a leather cum mesh body that offers luxury as well as breathability, a soft mesh tongue that eliminates discomfort at the top, a cushioned midsole and Phylon midsole unit that makes landings less painful along with a tough rubber outsole. Now what’s stopping you from shooting hoops in a pair of these?

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