Friday, February 3, 2012

Get The Celebrity Look: Wiz Khalifa


Wiz Khalifa was spotted backstage wearing black Air Jordan low shoes.   

Get his casual look by pairing jeans with a gray hoodie and ball cap. And don’t forget the shades! 

Try the Nike Air Jordan 2.5 Team Low Basketball Shoes to complete your Wiz Khalifa look.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Should I Buy Cross Trainers or Athletic Shoes Designed for a Specific Sport?


There are so many choices when it comes to athletic shoes these days, it can be overwhelming to even know how to start your search for the perfect shoes. 

An easy place to start is to determine if you need all purpose, general trainers (called cross trainers) or a shoe made for a specific sport.  

Cross Trainers may be the right choice for you if you participate regularly in varied workouts, such as different gym classes. They allow you to save money by buying only one set of shoes. The cushioning and stability on cross trainers meet the basic needs for most general sports activities. An example of a good cross training shoe is the Nike Lunar Rejuven 8.

However, there are times when buying a specific sport shoe is recommended. If you are runner, you will definitely want to purchase shoes made for the activity. Cross trainers typically do not provide the flexibility and stability needed by someone who runs on a regular basis. A solid running shoe is the Nike Air Wildwood.

Basketball is another case where shoes made for the sport are suggested. Basketball players need more cushioning for all the jumping and extra stability around the ankle area for all the quick turns and direction changes. Try the Nike Air 3 Le Basketball shoes.

Cross trainers can be a great solution for the general athlete, but runners and basketball players should find a shoe made of the demands of their sport.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Get Game's Celebrity Style

Game was spotted on Lopez Tonight wearing Air Jordans in May 2011. You can get his look with a fitted long sleeved tee, tan pants and your own Air Jordans.

Try the Nike Air Jordan Sixty Plus Basketball shoe for your ensemble.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tips for Buying Shoes Online

People are extremely busy these days, and more and more are turning to shopping online to save time and in many cases money.

Buying athletic shoes online at stores like FootJams.com can save you the hassle of going from store to store looking for the style you want.  However, some people are intimated about buying shoes online because they cannot try them on. Don't let that deter you from buying online. Here are some tips to be sure your online buying goes smoothly.
  • Information is abundant on the web. Start by doing a search for the style shoe you like. Read reviews from others who have purchased the same style for feedback on sizing and comfort.
  • Many websites sell knock offs or counterfeit versions of popular shoes.  If the price seems too good to be true, check the reputation of the store. At FootJams.com you can rest assured our shoes are authentic.
  • Review the store's return policy. FootJams.com makes it easy to return or exchange your purchase.
Take the leap and buy your athletic shoes online. Why spend your time searching for the perfect basketball or running shoes when you can buy them with a few clicks of the mouse and have them delivered right to your door?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Get Mos Def's Casual Look

Sure, basketball shoes are great for actually playing basketball, but they make a fashion statement, too.  Mos Def was spotted wearing these black and gray Nike Air Jordans.

You can get a similar casual look by wearing basketball shoes with jeans and a tshirt. Try the Nike Air Jordan 2.5 Team low rise shoes.




Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How to Select Basketball Shoes


Basketball is a demanding sport with constant running, jumping, quick turns and stops.  Proper basketball shoes can help protect you from injury by supporting you throughout the game. However, good footwear doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.

Here are some tips for selecting the best basketball shoes for you:

•    Most basketball players prefer a high top style shoe, as it offers more ankle support. Try the Nike Air Jordan Sixty Plus.
•    For basketball players who feel restricted in high tops, a supportive low style shoes are available. Try the Nike Air Jordan 2.5 Team Low.
•    A good compromise is the mid level basketball shoe, which offers more support than the low styles, but are not as restrictive as high tops. Mid level shoes come to the bottom of the ankle.  Try the Nike Blazer Mid Premium shoe.

Wearing the right style shoe for you can help you improve your basketball game while feeling supported and comfortable in your shoes.

Friday, January 13, 2012

How to Care For Your New Athletic Shoes

Athletic shoes aren’t cheap, so you certainly want to get your wear out of them. But what should you do when they get dirty and smell like a locker room? If you search around the internet, you will find people telling you to put them in the washing machine or dishwasher. These methods may actually harm your shoes.  Here is how to take care of them properly.
  • First, let any mud dry. Take the shoes outside and lightly hit them against each other or something like a deck railing to dislodge as much of the dry dirt as possible.
  • Next, use a damp soft cloth to wipe off as much of the mess as you can.  If needed, use a mild detergent.  
  • After the outsides have dried, sprinkle a bit of baking soda inside the shoes to help neutralize the odor.  Let the baking soda sit in the shoes overnight, and then dump the baking soda out in to the trash.
Hand washing your athletic shoes may take more time and effort than throwing them in the washing machine, but it will keep your shoes clean and they will last longer.