Good things happen when we create solid foundations. Our feet are the foundations to our whole body and neglecting them can lead to foot, ankle and knee pain or injury. When you train, the extra forces and pressures that your feet withstand during jumps, runs and weight sessions are greater than normal and therefore require additional support with quality, well-fitting sports shoes to have a successful, healthy workout.
Training for your sport or fitness in general demands a combination of aerobic fitness, strength training, balance training, core exercises, stretching and flexibility. This is achieved via hundreds, if not thousands, of exercises and so Sun & Sand Sports has picked five, top training shoes to match some of the most popular exercise and fitness trends to help you care for your feet while you train hard.
When you hit the weights, the last thing you want is to be unstable on your feet when you have a weighted bar across your back. A training shoe that keeps you locked in, close to the ground with a super-flat outsole is ideal to be able to take the extra kilos. The Nike Romaleos 3 Weightlifting Shoe is designed for stability, with a honeycomb TPU heel that’s lightweight without losing its ability to be sturdy and reduce foot slide. Velcro straps on the uppers also give a custom, snug fit along with the Flywire material, enhancing comfort and breathability.
When Crossfit throws weight lifting, small sprints and even rope climbing at you, your shoe should also be able to cope with the constant variation. A shoe that is durable but flexible enough for such transitions is the Reebok Crossfit Speed TR 2.0 with its low cut for freedom to move from one workout to another, and EVA foam midsole cushioning to act as a buffer for jumps and impact. They also have a lugged outsole with a traction pattern for taking your workout outdoors onto different terrain.
Adding a longer run or thinking of taking your everyday sports shoe on a climb? Then the Nike Metcon Repper DSX Women’s Training Shoe allows you to do just that, with the additional forefoot flex grooves on the rubber sole for grip and super mobility with Phylon foam cushioning underfoot. It will even double up as a weight lifting shoe.
High intensity training is different to Crossfit in that the intervals for each exercise are timed more precisely and you use less random gym equipment. You will still need a training shoe with TPU midfoot wrap on the heel to assist your foot placement as you land but with a much more lightweight and breathable feel as you break a sweat. The Nike Zoom Train Command Shoe does all this while featuring Nike Zoom Air and foam cushioning.
Running is one of the most high-impact sports out there and you can sometimes exert five to 12 times your body weight when you make ground contact. Over time this can be damaging without the support of a good sports shoe such as the adidas Pure Boost X Training 2.0 Shoe , engineered for a woman’s natural foot shape and giving a sock-like fit with the free-floating arch to cradle your every step, as well as the BOOST cushioning to take the hit of the pavement or surface beneath.
So, remember, behind every good-looking training shoe is one that will better suit your individual training needs. Make the right choice of training shoe today with Sun & Sand Sports and don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter for more news on the latest training, sports and lifestyle apparel.