What is the difference between tennis shoes and running shoes?

I never thought there was a difference. I always called exercise shoes tennis shoes. Is there a difference?

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  1. Esmee ♥, 04 July, 2010

    There is a wide difference between tennis shoes and running shoes.First of all, tennis shoes are slightly heavy but slimmer in order to enhance agility. On the other hand, running shoes are lighter than tennis shoes. Running shoes are designed for forward movement only so they have higher side padding to protect the ankles. This side support is lacking in tennis shoes because a tennis player needs to move from side to side. A high-cut shoe will hamper side to side movement.

    Running shoes are built to provide greater sole support in order to absorb the pressure and impact of running. That is why shoes made for runners have thick padding at the soles. Without thick shoe padding, runners will tire easily as their bodies absorb more shock coming from their feet.

    Tennis and running shoes are different from each other. Tennis shoes are designed to improve agility while running shoes have thick padding and designed to absorb the impact of running

  2. Adam, 04 July, 2010

    tennis shoes are for tennis

    Running shoes are for running

  3. My Answers Suck, 04 July, 2010

    running: support straight-line movement
    tennis: support for side-to-side and frequent stopping motions

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