At Sportitude we help you get the most out of yourself and your sport with the best performance sports shoes and gear. But we also help you get the most out of your attitude to sport.
We are here to inspire you, encourage you and share the passion for what you do. Because shoes wear out, but attitude lasts a lifetime.
You'll find the latest and greatest authentic performance sports gear from all leading sports brands as well as Australian and international hard-to-find specialist brands.
For as long as sports have been around, people have been examining footwear and how they can make all sorts of activities easier on our feet. Sports shoes are the answer to allow our feet some relief from being punished relentlessly during a passionate tennis match, the twists and turns of a fast-paced netball competition, or the pounding endurance of running a marathon.
No matter your particular passion, at Sportitude we have a set of sports shoes that will improve your game, and give you that next level advantage over the competition. We have men's running shoes and women's running shoes, all available from well-known brands such as Mizuno, Nike, Asics, Brooks, and many others. You can find the perfect shoes for your feet and sport of choice easily by using our Shoe Finder which walks you through your exact needs and preferences like sport, size, brand, favourite colours and budget.
For the runners, we have Australia's largest range of running shoes to conquer your next marathon, daily jog through the urban jungle or on the treadmill at the gym. If you enjoy getting out amongst nature with the extra challenge of running through undulating courses of mixed surfaces then trail running shoes are a better option for you. If you lead an active day or mix up a few different types of sports activities and like to have a shoe that can do it all, consider a pair of cross-training shoes.
At Sportitude you can find shoes to fit the entire family. We have shoes to fit everyone, including kids and adult football boots. When choosing your shoes you can also pick up some suitable sports clothing from all the major brands. You can pick up a pair of those perfect matching socks, or a replacement running shirt to complement your training regime.
How to select sports shoes?
Before you head on over to the shop and delve into all the sports shoes, first you need to know what activity you're specifically buying shoes for. This will help you narrow down the options and give you a clearer picture of what you should buy. For example, if your main activity is running, then buying a shoe designed for basketball is not going to give you the support you need. Although that's an extreme example, it does show that most shoes have a certain purpose, this is why you'll find that shoe companies make a variety of different sports shoes. Without knowing the exact differences, it can be hard to pick the right ones for you. At Sportitude we have put them all into easily searchable categories.
If your current shoes are not up to the job, you can try to pinpoint what exactly is causing you issues. An easy way to tell where your shoes are not fitting is if you are experiencing any pain:
Pain on the soles of your feet means you probably need shoes with better shock absorption.
Pain in your toes suggests that your shoes are either too large or small. An easy way to tell is if you can kick them off. Shoes that don't easily remove will be too small, and shoes that are too large will slide off with no problems.
Pain in the side of your feet may indicate that your shoes are too narrow and you'll need a wider fit.
If your current sports shoes fit well and you simply need a replacement you can use the search and sort function on our website to get down to suitable shoes. When deciding on your shoes, you can look up all the details on the shoe details page. If the description suits what you're seeking to achieve from the shoes, then go ahead and grab those. At Sportitude we can ship shoes directly to your door, and with free shipping for orders over $100, that's every excuse to get a second pair and keep your feet happy for a few more seasons.
How to clean sports shoes?
Most sports shoes are an investment that needs to be looked after. If your shoes are muddy and dirty giving them a good clean can help increase their life. While most shoes have a synthetic upper and they are easily cleaned, care still needs to be taken to make sure that you don't inadvertently damage some of the material. If your shoes have a leather upper you may need to take more care and use a leather protectant after they have been cleaned.
If you have several pairs of shoes, it is a great idea to take care of them all at the same time. This will make cleaning more efficient and can be a great time saver. Get your cleaning area set up before starting, the tools you'll need are, a soft brush, a clean and dry cloth, a small brush (an old toothbrush is ideal), wooden toothpicks, a newspaper, and a bowl of lukewarm water with sensitive dishwashing liquid. Then you can follow this short guide for cleaning your shoes:
Clean off all the large chunks of dirt from the upper with the soft brush. Then tackle the sole, you can use the toothpicks to scrape away anything caught in smaller grooves.
For the deeper dirt, dip the brush in the water and go back all over the shoe, be careful not to press down too hard as it may cause damage.
After you're happy with the cleaning, wipe them down with the cloth.
Ball up some newspaper and place inside the shoe, don't overdo it though.
Place the shoes in a warm and shady place inside your home to dry out naturally.
Don't put shoes out in the sun to dry. It can warp the upper and cause unsightly staining. Plan ahead when washing your shoes as they may take a day to completely dry out. If you use your sports shoes every day, it is best to have a few pairs so you have some to use while the others dry out.
How do I stretch new sports shoes?
While there are many tried and tested quick methods for stretching out new sports shoes, the best and easiest is to simply wear them around your home. It will take around a week to properly break in new shoes and for them to properly form to your feet. You don't need to be working out, in fact even sitting down watching television will do it, the natural sweat and heat from your feet will be enough to get the job done.
If you're after a quicker method you can try using direct heat. Put on some thick socks, or two pairs if you can still fit your foot in, and get yourself a hairdryer. Use the hairdryer for around thirty seconds at a time, wiggling your toes when you take the heat away. This method should take about two-five minutes per shoe. Once you feel the material bend and ease when you move your toes about you've stretched them enough.
Where to buy sports shoes near me?
Finding a suitable store to buy your shoes can be a challenge. Many retail outlets are fairly limited in what they can carry, and mega sports stores are often missing out on the appropriate specialist training to give you great footwear advice. Shopping online with a sports specialist store like Sportitude gives you the best of both worlds - a huge selection of shoes, and specialist expert advice from a team who are as passionate about their sport as you. Our team is just a click or a phone call away and our online store is open all hours. So you can shop from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you and get free delivery to your door for orders over $100.