Sports apparel comes in many different types of equipment, clothing, and footwear. What equipment players or fitness enthusiasts need depends on the sport that they are playing.
Shoes allow players to run faster and produce more force when kicking, jumping, or hitting a ball. Protective equipment such as helmets or pads provides protection from the elements and injuries that may occur during play. Clothing should fit comfortably but also provide protection from cold or wet conditions.
Sports equipment is often used by professional athletes and amateurs alike.