Whether you’re a regular at the gym or looking to incorporate more exercise into your weekly routine, one workout essential you need is a quality pair of shoes to get you through every session – and every sneakers are not supportive enough to do the job.
Who better to get recommendations than people who go to the gym every day? To help get you on the right track the next time you hit the gym, we asked fitness experts, including trainers and instructors who really know their stuff, to give us their top picks for you. best gym shoes.
The best athletic shoe is durable enough to withstand your most intense fitness days, offers the right kind of support for your foot shape, and is built to enhance the type of workout you engage in. Activities such as HIIT, cross-training, weightlifting, squats, and running will perform better — and reduce your risk of injury — with the right shoe.
“I use different shoes for different workouts. I see shoes not only as a way to keep my feet protected and healthy, but also as a way to amplify my power and stability,” said Justice Williams, trainer principal based in Boston, Massachusetts, at Fitness4AllBodies.
The shoe options below are suitable for all types of fitness tasks, and a few experts say they wear them for running, too.
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Adidas Powerlift 5 Weightlifting Shoe
For speed and stability
Nike Free Metcon 4 Training Shoe
For a “barely there” feeling during strength training
Nike Free Run 5.0 Running Shoe
For occasional sporting activities (women only)
Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Phantom Running Shoe
For arch support during gym activities (women only)
UA Flow Synchronicity Running Shoe
For daily gym sessions (women only)
New Balance Fuelcore Nergize Training Shoe