Because there are so many different ways to break a sweat these days (running, spinning, workout classes, etc.), you should always have the most stylish and comfortable type of footwear on while you’re burning those unwanted calories. This may come as a surprise to the people that aren’t as into fitness as others, but there are different required sneakers for various workouts to keep your feet healthy and injury-free. For example, while running, you should be wearing a type of shoe that has good arch support, while for interval training, you could opt for a lighter, more flexible one. Here are some of our favorite sneakers for all your workout needs, so that you can rest assured that you’re working up that sweat in style, and maximum comfort.
Inov-8 F-Lite 235 V2, $130
For all you crossfitters out there, this shoe is a great option for you to wear when you’re breaking a crazy sweat. Because it is so lightweight and has flexible material, it can be worn for workout classes like this where your foot will be moving in different directions at random times, so you can be sure that your sneaker has no trouble keeping up with your workout.
Puma Fierce Low Lace Women’s Training Shoes, $55
Everyone loves a good kickboxing class, but don’t waste your time wearing the wrong shoes or you could seriously hurt yourself. Sneakers that are meant for running won’t give you the coverage you need to protect your feet, so opt for a training shoe like this – because no one wants a broken toe!
FOR TRAIL RUNNING
Inov-8 Roclite 305 GTX, $140
If you’re planning on going off the beaten path (literally) and leave the comfort of an air-conditioned gym to run outside, these are a great choice. They may not look as stylish as you were hoping, but they will give you plenty of support as you run across rocky surfaces, and we’re fine with trading in a little bit of style for extra performance.
ASICS Women’s Gel-Quickwalk 3 Walking Shoe, $53
Are you and your family planning on taking a sightseeing vacation this summer? This will require tons of walking, and probably long distances, so make sure your feet are comfortable during those strolls and pick a shoe that you can sink into.
ASICS Women’s Gel-Kayano 23 Running Shoe, $73
Running is one of the greatest ways to get your 30 minutes of cardio a day, and a lot of people treat it as a pastime or a way to reduce stress. Join in on the fun and pick a shoe that will make you feel like you’re running on air.