How Should Athletic Shoes Fit - Featured Picture - Athlete Audit

Fitting athletic shoes can be tricky if you’re not sure how they’re supposed to feel right off the bat. Beyond just your good ol’ reliable comfort, the toe, forefoot, midfoot, and heel are all unique areas and the sizing between each can differ widely between sports. For instance, if you were to size a basketball […]

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Best Track Spikes and Field Shoes - Athlete Audit

Track and field is a very demanding sport, and such a demanding sport means proper equipment will be essential. Of course, since track and field is based on athletics, it only makes sense that you’ll want some great athletic shoes on your feet so that you can perform at your very best. But picking a […]

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How to Choose Track Spikes and Field Shoes - Athlete Audit

Track and field houses many events, all of which will require specialized shoes in order for you to perform at your very best. First and foremost, there are varied disciplines for the track, with spikes having subtle differences that will affect your running. Then you have field shoes, which also has separate specialties such as […]

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Best Lacrosse Cleats - Athlete Audit

Finding the perfect lacrosse cleats for you will be no simple task. There are a lot of factors that come into play when considering a pair, and you’ll have to know what your needs are beforehand. If you’re not sure what to prioritize, read this guide on how to choose lacrosse cleats for a better […]

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How to Choose Lacrosse Cleats - Athlete Audit

Lacrosse, in essence, is a fairly straightforward sport that requires a few vital pieces of equipment. The most important of which are the lacrosse stick (or crosse) and the ball. Everything else is mostly meant for protection against injury. That’s not to say you shouldn’t wear protective gear, however, because it should always be on […]

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How to Size the Most Popular Climbing Shoes - Featured Image - Athlete Audit

Sizing climbing shoes correctly is difficult. And I mean mad difficult. No matter how you go about it, you’ll eventually end up asking yourself these three questions when considering climbing shoes. How do they fit, how should I size them, and how much do they stretch? Because as we all know, no two climbing shoes […]

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Anatomy of an Athletic Shoe - The Most Important Parts of an Athletic Shoe - Athlete Audit

Not all athletic shoes are created equal. This is fairly obvious when comparing, say, a basketball shoe to a soccer cleat. Or a golf shoe to a cycling shoe. Shoes for different sports will have unique factors about them that cater to that specific sport. Which is probably why you don’t see many people wearing […]

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8 Things More Important Than Your Climbing Shoes - Athlete Audit

The longer you climb, the more you’ll often hear people talk about their climbing shoes. They’ll talk about how well it sticks to the walls, or doesn’t. You’ll hear about how well they can stand on tiny ledges or not. How good their shoes are at toe and heel hooking or if they’re just plain bad. […]

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You may have noticed the Vibram FiveFingers already as those weird looking kicks sold at REI or the shoes being praised by running, hiking, cross-training, and even boating aficionados alike. If you’re a climber, you’re probably well aware of Vibram already. A number of climbing shoe companies use Vibram rubber, including La Sportiva, Scarpa, and […]

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Best Snowboard Boots - Athlete Audit

Snowboard boots come in all shapes and size. Well, maybe not shapes per se, but colors, flex ratings, lacing options, and sizes, yes. Not to mention all the other parts of a boot that can be customized to your liking. If you haven’t yet, read our guide on how to choose snowboard boots for a […]

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