My running shoes don't seem to work the best for doing these workouts on the carpet in my basement.Any suggestions on a different type of training shoe?

  • We have a carpeted basement. My New Balance running shoes I use on the treadmill don't do well on a lot of the moves in the DailyBurn workouts because they catch on the carpet. It makes it hard to pivot, etc. Do they make training shoes with less tread that might work better for me?

    russellhess   by: russellhess
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    megsaint  over 3 years ago by: megsaint

    I've always worked out barefoot if I'm on carpet. After years of martial arts training, working out in shoes just seems weird unless I'm running. That might not work for everyone but I've always found it much more comfortable.

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    andysmith  over 3 years ago by: andysmith

    I did one workout on the carpet (box and burn), and agree it is harder. You could try things like converse all-stars (chuck taylors), as those will have less tread. You could also try putting a yoga mat down.

    I'd be interested to see what others have done though.

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    GaryK  almost 3 years ago by: GaryK

    I had the same issue what worked for me depended on the work out. For the work outs like the "Box & Burn" I had an old office mat (You know the plastic mats that go under office chairs so they can roll on carpet) It worked like a charm. I now keep that handy by my work out space. Other than that I have done the Tabata and similar work outs with bare feet or my cross trainers (Adidas Climacools) and I've been very happy. Obviously anything that requires weights I feel more comfortable in work out shoes.

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    dpoole1611  10 months ago by: dpoole1611

    I have found that studio dance sneakers like ryka and asics work really well for pivoting and most of the body weight exercises (tabata) They are comfortable - I use the Ryka Rythmic cross training shoe but have found that any Zumba recommended shoe work

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