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National Sporting Goods Association data gives the comparison in price of 12 types of athletic shoes. The data includes average prices in '91, '96 and '97, as well as the percentage change from '91 and '96 to '97. The baseball category includes softball shoes. The jogging category includes running shoes (THE DAILY).AVERAGE PRICE PAID FOR SPORT FOOTWEAR
'97 vs '96CHANGE
'97 vs '91
Aerobics$41.66$40.06$41.72+4.0%-0.1% Baseball39.4939.4136.23+0.2%+9.0% Basketball55.5754.0157.07+2.9%-2.6% Bowling35.6936.21n/a-1.4%n/a Cross Training49.9648.3953.99+3.2%-7.5% Golf60.1153.8156.96+11.7%+5.5% Gym/Sneakers2624.4129.21+6.5%-11.0% Hiking45.5942.6454.22+6.9%-15.9% Jogging48.4145.4446.9+6.5%+3.2% Soccer35.8333.5131.51+6.9%+13.7% Tennis31.929.1530.63+9.4%+4.1% Walking41.4739.6643.8+4.6%-5.3%