Best Gym Shoes And Workout Sneakers For Exercising
January 12, 2020 | 2:57pm
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If worn-in soles and broken laces have turned your workout sneakers into a gym hazard — it is beyond time to trade in those exercise relics for a fresh pair.
Workout sneaker technology continues to evolve — with brands designing shoes that combine features like breathable uppers, lightweight construction, and outsoles that offer both traction and comfort.
The never-ending release of new styles can make your sneaker options a little overwhelming.
But among the mountain of gym shoe choices, there are some standout ones that’ll be a welcome addition to any exercise routine.
And to aid you in narrowing down which shoes may fit your needs, you can check out our roundup of the best workout sneakers you can pick up for your next training session
Reebok Crossfit Nano 8 Flexweave
Designed specifically for CrossFit workouts, these shoes feature a low-cut design for increased mobility, a flexible upper, and Toe Tection technology for extra toe-area support. They are also designed with a CrossFit-specific outsole for added grip and additional cushion in the forefoot for extra comfort.
Get them from Reebok for $110.Buy Now
Nike Zoom Domination TR 2
Extra traction from a rubber outsole and the support of a TPU heel cage are just the beginning of what these trainers have to offer. Add abrasion-resistant mesh for increased breathability and you have a durable shoe that brings stability and comfort to your workouts.
Get them from Dick’s Sporting Goods for $55.97+.Buy Now
Mizuno Wave Sky 2
Created for neutral runners, these trainers offer all support and durability you’ll need. The shoes feature new CloudWave technology to pad your foot and AeroHug technology provides an adaptive fit while you’re in motion.
Get them from Mizuno for $99.
You can get 10% off any Mizuno footwear with the code IOPM-10OFF.Buy Now
Nike Varsity Compete TR 2
These shoes are extremely lightweight, making them great for workout activities like heavy lifting and sprints. And the sole offers additional grip, no matter what you throw their way.
Get them from Nike for $70.Buy Now
Merrell MTL Astrum
If you’re doing your workouts outdoors in winter weather, these water-resistant runners are what you need to keep your feet warm. They feature a snow-stopping collar that pushes heat back toward your feet. And the Vibram sole offers additional traction and support on mixed winter surfaces.
Get them from Merrell for $170.Buy Now
Nike Air Zoom Winflo 6
The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 6 brings together a sleek design and mesh upper for running shoes that are lightweight and breathable. 2 Zoom Air units complete the package, making the shoes responsive in both the forefront and heel.
Get them from Nike for $90.Buy Now
Adidas Pureboost Trainer
With a flexible design, rubber outsole for extra traction, and ankle straps for additional stability, there’s no workout these sneakers can’t withstand.
Get them from Adidas for $84.Buy Now
Under Armor UA HOVR ColdGear Reactor 2
Cold weather will never detour you from your exercise plans with these sneaks. Designed from ColdGear Reactor insulation, these sneakers warm up depending on your activity level, preventing your feet from getting too hot while working out. They also feature a knobbed rubber outsole for extra traction on slick surfaces and UA Storm technology to repel water.
Get them from Under Armor for $130.Buy Now
Nike Metcon 5
The highly reviewed Metcon 5 are training-shoe favorites — providing traction, speed, and stability for even your most intense workout days. The shoes also include a Hyperlift insert you can use with previous versions of the sneakers.
Get them from Nike for $130.Buy Now