What's the best shoes to workout in?
I'm looking to get some new shoes, maybe for both running and doing DB workouts, maybe just doing the workouts. Anyone have a favorite brand and/or style?by: stephenb
Just got the Nike Free Run+ 2, they seem pretty good so far.
I've been using Sauconys for years. I currently have the Saucony Echelon 2, and they've been great shoes, both for running and weight lifting.
I workout and run in Vibrams. They are the best shoes I've ever done either in. I have increased my running speed by 2:00/mile now because my form is so much more efficient. Doing strength training and cardio in them is also great because I have a lot less extra weight on my feet, which makes a difference when you're doing something like plyometrics and you spend the majority of the workout jumping.
The Nike Store has a decent selection of workout shoes. I bought a pair that allowed for stretching movements that are usually difficult to do with regular gym shoes. I actually tried them on first, went on the treadmill they had at the store, stretched side to side, and decided they would do.
Also, there are great reviews on the most oddest looking shoes I've ever seen. My friends swear by them. I'm actually going to buy a pair just to see if all the hype is true.
Im a little stuck on New Balance 504.. They give me the support I need (dealing with injury and trying to get healthy) and they are built to last. I run/walk and weight lift in them.
Salomon XA PRO 3D ULTRA is my all-time favorite. Bought them for trail running but use them for everything.
Depends on the workout! Mostly I wear socks or bare feet, but I need shoes for my feet if there are going to be lunges (I have a problem with one of my toes - it doesn't flex backward and I need the shoe to protect it.) Otherwise I just use my old running sneakers. After 500+ miles my sneakers become fair game for non-running activities.
Shoe Dog "fetches" your ideal shoes based on your arch and how your feet pronate. You just plug in your information and a bunch of shoe options will pop up. It's pretty cool. http://www.roadrunnersports.c... You can even filter by size and brand.
I also workout in bare feet. Its better for you and helps with your back.
New Balance for indoor workouts, Sauconys for running.
Nike for strength/cardio, barefoot on yoga mat for yoga/stretch.
Of course, different videos make you move different ways, so always do what's comfortable and safe.
I have some VIVOBAREFOOT Neo Trails I use at the nature center trails for walking and running, and if I cannot workout barefoot these are the next best thing! I like them because they give you all the benefits of barefoot, while protecting your feet against branches and other obstacles. :-)
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