One of the most important pieces of exercise gear you need for any sport are the right shoes. Your running shoes might be great for jogging through the park, but don’t provide the right level of stability for hiking and indoor soccer shoes may also be useful for weight lifting, but they’re one of the last things you’d want to wear while playing basketball.

If you’re one of the many people who feels lost when seeing rows and rows of shoes in the sporting goods store, this infographic by Greatist can help you recognize what kinds of features your shoe should feature based on the kind of exercise you’re taking up.

It can be particularly useful because sometimes a shoe made for running could also be good for tennis, if it has the right features. If you know what you’re looking for, you can have way more options than the shoes specifically designed for that sport.

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