For indoor sports, the athletes use special indoor shoes with an abrasion-resistant, white and smooth sole. The right shoes should have very good cushioning and offer a firm and secure footing.
Classification of the indoor shoes category
Indoor shoes are sports shoes that are only worn indoors and not outdoors.
Reasons for using indoor shoes
There are several reasons for using indoor shoes: The most obvious is of course the argument of indoor pollution. If sports shoes are worn outdoors, especially in bad weather and wet floors, they quickly get dirty and can only be cleaned with great effort.
Dirt and small stones collect in the tread sole. If these shoes are then worn in the hall, not only can the dirt fail, but the stones can damage the expensive hall floor.
Another equally important reason for using indoor shoes is the different nature of the surface. If tartan, grass or sand are often practiced outdoors, this is of course not the case indoors.
The normally smoother hall floor has many other properties in terms of slip resistance and durability. The athlete therefore also needs shoes with a different sole, usually a softer and less profiled one.
Indoor shoes are often kept in white or light colors for better distinction. As with boat shoes, the sole in particular is often white in order to prevent ugly black scratches on the hallway floor at all. The hall staff is saved so much unnecessary work that it would ultimately only cost them again.